Folks any idea where I can find reliable data on the curb weight of the V6 and GT's, both with manual and automatic trannies?
So much conflicting info out there.
The reason there is so much conflicting data is because there are so many options.
-The premium is going to be heavier than the base, because of the extra equipment they install. (like amps/subwoofers/navigation/heated seats/ect.)
-The track package is going to be heavier than a non track package. You are adding things like a strut tower bar and wider wheels/tires/larger diameter brakes....
-The convertible is going to be even heavier, but most people know that.
I'm also not sure if they are taking fuel in the tank into account. At ~8lbs per gallon there could easily be a ~100lb difference between full and empty when measuring curb weight.
Based off of the magazine articles I have laying around:
-2011 Mustang 3.7L perf.package base manual 3464lbs (Motortrend)
-2011 Mustang 3.7L MCA/tech/premium performance package manual 3520lbs (Car and Driver June 2010)
-2011 Mustang 3.7L MCA/Tech/Premium Automatic 3513lbs (motortrend)
-2011 Mustang 5.0L Brembo Convertible/Premium/Brembo/Manual 3754lbs (Car and Driver Sept. 2010)
-2011 Mustang 5.0L Brembo package manual base 3580lbs (car and driver June 2010)
-2011 Mustang 5.0L Brembo/Tech/premium package manual 3616 lb (Motortrend "M3 comparison")
I can't find where I read it, but the difference in weight between MT82 and the 6R80 I think is only ~20lbs or so.
It's fairly safe to say that a comparably equipped 3.7L vs. 5.0L is a difference of about 100-120lbs over the front axle. And loading a V6 with all the options can make it fairly close to V8 base model range in weight.
2011 3.7L MT82 Kona Blue GT/CS Pedestal Spoiler, Cervini's HE hood, Stillen chin spoiler, BBK headers, GT T/B, Steeda tune, Ram 9.5 Dual Disc clutch, 3.15 axle T2R Torsen, 285/35/18 w/ Steeda 18"x 9.5"+44mm Q1s, Steeda Sports springs/Koni struts/Viking shocks, Shelby adj front sway bar, Boss302 Rear sway bar, Whiteline Watts Link, 14" "Brembo-ish" brakes and 3/4" front wheel spacers/ARP studs.