The Ford Mustang has always been a rear-wheel-drive sports car. Although Ford gives no official confirmation, rumors are circulating about a possible launch of a version with all-wheel drive…And rumors often have reasons.
The main competitors of the Ford Mustang, the Dodge Challenger and Charger, already offer AWD, as well as the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E.
The next-gen 2022 or 2023 Ford Mustang S650 may well come with optinal all-wheel-drive for the first time (the Mach-E is a separate model).
All-wheel-drive vehicles have a number of advantages: additional traction to help better put the car to the ground, better traction on slippery roads, a quicker acceleration from a standstill and when exiting a corner.
The disadvantages of all-wheel drive are also obvious. Unlike two-wheel drive, AWD is more complex and expensive, as extra differential, driveshaft, clutch(es), software are added. Each can lead to higher maintenance and repair costs. Additional weight can affect fuel economy.
Let’s follow the news about the next Ford Mustang to know if it brings an AWD option or not.