2012 Ford Mustang GT

2012 Ford Mustang GT: Ultimate Guide

2012 Ford Mustang GT

Still Bang For Your Buck King

Changes for the 2012 GT Mustangs were few limited to striping options, Lava Red Metallic paint and selectable steering with three driving modes; standard, comfort and sport. The biggest news was the return of the legendary Boss 302 so Ford didn’t spend too much time on the GT.

For 2012 Standard equipment on the base model GT is included in the table below. Like the V6 Mustangs the basic body style is the coupe (P8A) but you can get the convertible upgrade (P8E). The basic transmission level it the 6 speed manual (44X) but can be upgraded to a 6 speed automatic (443) again for a considerable amount of money. The basic GT has only one Spec level and that is 300A. If you buy the GT Premium by default, you will get all the base GT features plus a cloth convertible top and a boot if you buy the convertible.

The GT Premium has three Spec levels. The basic GT premium 400A, then the 401A and the 402A levels. On the interior of the GT Premium (400A) the following features are standard; a  6-gauge cluster w/MyColor™, Ambient Lighting, Map pockets and Sill Plate, cup holders, front & rear footwells, an auto-dimming mirror, bright aluminum accent dash appliqués, pedal covers scuff plate, shifter knob • bright chrome door speaker surrounds, door trim panel Inserts, gloss paint center stack and console, leather steering wheel w/brushed spokes, satellite radio (6 mos. complimentary SIRIUS® subscription, N/A in AK & HI) , leather 6-way power adjustable driver seat, 2-way adjustable head restraint and power lumbar, Shaker 500 and SYNC®.

In 2012 you also got the Mustang’s new selectable steering system that allowed drivers to choose up to three different settings: “Sport” mode, “Comfort” mode, and “Standard” mode for normal everyday driving. Another new electronics feature was the addition of next-generation SYNC that included AppLink, as well as voice-activated enhanced navigation for a complete hands-free operation.

POWERTRAIN/FUNCTIONAL
• 5.0L 4V Ti-VCT V8 Engine
• 6-speed Manual Transmission
• Easy Fuel™ Capless Fuel Fill
• Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS)
• Engine Cover
• MyKey™
• Power Brakes – Vented 4-wheel disc
• Rear Window Defroster
• Remote Keyless Entry

EXTERIOR
• 18″ Wide Spoke Painted Aluminum Wheels
• Auto Headlamps • Dark Chrome Pony in Grille
• Dual Bright Rolled Exhaust Tips • Fog Lamps
• LED Sequential Tail Lamps • Mini Spare Tire(18″x4.5″ Aluminum Wheel)
• Mirrors – Body Color, Dual Power with Integrated Spotter Mirror
• Rear Quarter Mounted AM/FM Antenna • Rear Spoiler

INTERIOR
• Air Conditioning – Manual
• Audio – Premium AM/FM stereo w/Single CD & Clock
• Audio Input Jack
• Console – Full armrest with locking storage
• Covered Cupholder – 2
• Floor Mats – front, black
• Footrest – Driver
• Instrument Cluster – Chrome accent four gauge cluster and register vents
• Interior Trunk Release
• Lamps – Center High Mounted Dome (Coupe Only)
• Lighted Bezel (Convertible Only)
• Map Pockets • Power Point (2)
• Seats – Cloth Bucket, 2-way Manual Passenger, 4-way Manual Driver
• Steering Wheel – tilt w/speed control
• Windows/Locks – Power 1-touch Up/Down Driver and Passenger Windows

SAFETY & SECURITY
• AdvanceTrac® with Electronic Stability Control® (ESC)
• Driver/Passenger Side Impact Airbags
• Dual Front Airbags
• LATCH (Lower Anchors & Tethers for CHildren) System
• Personal Safety System® for Driver and front Passenger
• SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft (PATS)
• SOS Post Crash Alert System

The GT Premium has three Spec levels. The basic GT premium 400A, then the 401A and the 402A levels. On the interior of the GT Premium (400A) the following features are standard; a  6-gauge cluster w/MyColor™, Ambient Lighting, Map pockets and Sill Plate, cup holders, front & rear footwells, an auto-dimming mirror, bright aluminum accent dash appliqués, pedal covers scuff plate, shifter knob • bright chrome door speaker surrounds, door trim panel Inserts, gloss paint center stack and console, leather steering wheel w/brushed spokes, satellite radio (6 mos. complimentary SIRIUS® subscription, N/A in AK & HI) , leather 6-way power adjustable driver seat, 2-way adjustable head restraint and power lumbar, Shaker 500 and SYNC®.

The 401A Spec level has the Premier Trim with Color Accent Feature which includes charcoal black interior environment with color accented seats, a unique door trim with bright pony badge dark aluminum instrument panel. This is not available with the Exterior Stripe Options.

The 402A Spec level is the California Special Package. Included in this package is; a unique chrome billet grille with body color surround and Tri-Bar Pony Badge (w/o Fog lamps), unique side stripes, unique lower fascia with fog lamps, unique 19″x8.5″ Machined Painted Wheels, unique decklid badge with name in faux gas cap, unique instrument panel appliqué finish, unique door panel “Carbon” Inserts, unique front and fear leather seats with “Carbon” inserts, premium carpeted front floor mats with embroidered logo, rear “Diffuser-Style Lower Fascia, pedestal spoiler, decklid tape appliqué, side scoop

GT Premium Options

Security Package
• Active Anti-Theft
• Wheel Locking Kit
43S Optional Optional Optional
Comfort Package
• 6-Way Power Passenger Seat
• Heated Front Seats
53B Optional Optional Optional
Electronics Package
• Voice-Activated Navigation with SIRIUS® Travel Link™ (includes 6-month complimentary subscription
Not available in AK & HI)
• Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control – Now Includes HD Radio
58N Optional Optional Optional
Brembo® Brake Package (Manual Transmission only) 55D Optional Optional NA
3.55 Rear Axle (Coupe with Manual Transmission only) 455 Optional Optional Optional
3.73 Rear Axle (Coupe with Manual Transmission only) 457 Optional Optional Optional
18″ Polished Aluminum Wheels 64M Optional Optional NA
19″ Bright Machined Aluminum Wheels 64X Optional Optional NA
19″ Premium Painted Luster Nickel Aluminum Wheels 64V Optional Optional NA
Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat U6 Optional Optional Optional
Spoiler Delete 13D Optional Optional NA
Rear Video Camera with Electronics Pkg. (58X) – Requires Decklid Spoiler 77C Optional Optional NA
HID Headlamps
• Req. Security Package (43S),
• N/A with Daytime Running Lights (61R)
51H Optional Optional Optional
Glass Roof (N/A with Stone Interior – 1U & 4U) 59G Optional Optional Optional
Shaker 1000 (N/A with 58N) 918 Optional Optional Optional
PowerCode™ Remote Start System (Automatic Transmission only) 603 Optional Optional Optional
GT Coupe Accessory Package 1 – Quarter Window Louvers, Side Scoops and Decklid Face Panel (N/A with 943) 941 Optional Optional NA
GT Convertible Accessory Package 2 – Side Scoops and Decklid Face Panel (N/A with 943) 942 Optional Optional NA
GT Coupe/Convertible Accessory Package 4 – Hood Scoop and Pedestal Spoiler Req. Spoiler Delete
– 13D (N/A with Rearview Camera – 77C)
944 Optional Optional NA
GT Coupe Accessory Package 5
Hood Scoop,
Pedestal Spoiler,
Side Scoops and
Decklid Face Panel,
Quarter Window Louvers
Req. Spoiler Delete – 13D (N/A with (77C) Rearview Camera, (941) GT Coupe Accessory Package 1 or (943) Hood and Side Stripes)
945 Optional Optional NA
GT Convertible Accessory Package 6
Hood Scoop,
Pedestal Spoiler,
Side Scoops and
Decklid Face Panel
Req. Spoiler Delete – 13D (N/A with (77C) Rearview Camera, (942) GT Convertible Accessory Package 2 or (943) Hood and Side Stripes)
946 Optional Optional NA
Racing Stripe, “Over-the-Top – Single Black or White”
(N/A with Hood and Side Stripes (943), Glass Roof (59G) or Convertible)
47A Optional NA NA
Hood & Side Stripes (N/A with 47A, 941, 942, 945, 946) 943 Optional NA NA

Specs & Performance

type Series Production Car
built at Flat Rock, Michigan, USA
price $ $ 30,495
engine 90º V8
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminum
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Injection
displacement 4951 cc / 302.13 in³
bore 92.2 mm / 3.63 in
stroke 92.7 mm / 3.65 in
compression 9.8:1
power 307.2 kw / 412 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output 83.22 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 253.54 bhp per tonne
torque 528.8 nm / 390 ft lbs @ 4250 rpm
redline 7000
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque w/Aluminum Hood
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Wide-Spoke Aluminum
front tires 235/50ZR-18 Pirelli P Zero Nero
rear tires 235/50ZR-18 Pirelli P Zero Nero
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/Twin-Piston Flating Calipers
f brake size 36 x 336 mm / 1.4 x 13.2 in
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/Single-Piston Flating Calipers
r brake size 19 x 300 mm / 0.7 x 11.8 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18 x 8 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18 x 8 in
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Live Axle w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1625 kg / 3580 lbs
weight distro 54.7 % / 45 %
wheelbase 2720.3 mm / 107.1 in
front track 1582.4 mm / 62.3 in
rear track 1597.7 mm / 62.9 in
length 4777.7 mm / 188.1 in
width 1877.1 mm / 73.9 in
height 1412.2 mm / 55.6 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.66:1, 2.43:1, 1.69:1, 1.32:1, 1.00:1, 0.65:1
final drive 3.11:1
top speed ~234.91 kph / 146 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.6 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~11.0 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~13.2 seconds
fuel econ epa 15.68 L/100 km or 15 mpg-us
city fuel econ epa 13.84 L/100 km or 17 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa 9.05 L/100 km or 26 mpg-us
fuel capacity 60 litres or 15.84 gal.

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