2020 Ford Mustang Bullitt

2020 Ford Mustang Bullitt: Ultimate Guide

Our pick for best Mustang for 2020 even though the $1200 price increase gets you nothing new for 2020.

2020 Ford Mustang Bullitt

Still Our Favorite

The movie-inspired trim level is back again for a second year and includes the GT Premium features and adds an active exhaust system, Brembo six-piston front brakes, oil pressure and vacuum gauges, heavy duty front springs, enhanced cooling system, 19-inch wheels, spoiler delete, a 12.0-inch digital instrument cluster, BULLITT-specific badging and strut tower brace, green accent stitching, heated steering wheel, cue ball shift knob, and enhanced security system.

Starting at $47,705 the Bullitt Mustang is our pick for best Mustang for 2020 even though the $1200 price increase gets you nothing new for 2020. The 5.0-liter Coyote engine still produces 480 horsepower and the chassis keeps the hard earned improvements from the 2019 Bullitt model. Feature-wise, the Bullitt shares a lot with the GT Premium but also gets exclusive details like a white cue ball shifter, green stitching on the seats, and the unique option of a Highland Green paint job to match the original.

For 2020 the Bullitt has remained unchanged mechanically but receives a small tech update along with the rest of the Mustang family. The FordPass Connect system now comes standard on the 2020 Bullitt and allows the occupants of the car to connect to the internet via a built-in 4G Wi-Fi router, which has a range of 50 feet outside the vehicle as well as the ability to connect ten devices at once. Color options include Dark Highland Green and Shadow Black.

The 2020 Mustang Bullitt is as fast as its looks suggest, based on the already solid Mustang GT. It gets the same 5.0-liter V8 engine with 20 more horsepower than the GT. A 2020 Mustang GT will sprint from zero to sixty in around four and a half seconds, but the Bullitt will do it in 4.2 seconds thanks to some improvements made to the chassis, which helps it lay down the power more efficiently. The quarter-mile is over in 12.4 seconds and top speed is 163 mph.

In GT form, the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 produces 460 hp and 420 lb/ft of torque. In the Bullitt, this engine gets intake modifications that push power up by 20 hp for a total of 480 hp. The Bullitt borrows its modifications from the flat-plane-crank Shelby GT350: a high-flow intake manifold with longer runners is attached to a larger throttle body, now measuring 87mm, up from 82 mm in the GT, and an exposed high-flow air filter sits at the top, allowing the Bullitt to suck more air through its angry green face. The 2020 Bullitt features the dual-port direct injection tech and higher compression ratio enjoyed by 2019 models and beyond, as well as a slight increase in capacity to 5,038 cc, up by almost 100 cc over pre-2019 models. A six-speed manual transmission is the only option available, and it features a twin disk clutch, and rev-matched downshifts for an engaging driving experience hard to beat at this price.

The 2020 Bullitt differentiates itself by adding Bullitt sill-plates, a chassis build number plaque to denote its exclusivity, and a Bullitt logo on the driver’s airbag. The green stitching on the seats and the classic white cue ball shifter are small touches that really give the Bullitt its own personality. The interior of the Bullitt gets the full treatment, sharing the GT Premium Plus package, which adds luxury features such as leather front seats with green accent stitching also included on the center console, shifter boot, and knee bolster. The instrument panel gets a touch of aluminum, as do the door cards, but these touches are overshadowed by cheap-feeling plastics that brings down the overall feel of the interior. In terms of interior color options, you can only get black just like the original Bullitt car.

Options & Packages

Power & Handling

Power

Standard

  • 3.73 TORSEN® limited-slip rear axle
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8
  • Active Valve Performance Exhaust System with Quad Tips
  • Engine oil cooler
  • 6-Speed Manual Transmission with Rev Matching

Handling

Standard

  • 330 mm (13″) rear brake rotors with single-piston calipers
  • Red-Painted Brembo™ Brake Calipers
  • Electronic Line-Lock (track use only)
  • Independent Rear Suspension
  • Launch control (manual transmission; track use only)
  • Selectable Drive Modes
  • Selectable-effort Electric Power-Assist Steering (EPAS)
  • Unique stability control, EPAS and ABS tuning
  • Monotube shocks, grippy bars and rear cross-axis suspension joints

Optional

  • MagneRide® Damping System

Wheels & Tires

Standard

  • BULLITT Wheel (19″ x 9″ (F) 19″ x 9.5″ (R) Five Spoke Heritage Wheel with Bright Machined Aluminum with high-gloss black-painted pockets)
  • P255/40R19 front, P275/40R19 rear summer-only tires
  • P255/40R19 front, 275/40R19 rear summer-only tires
  • Tire Inflator and Sealant kit

Optional

  • Spare wheel and tire

Interior Features

Seating

Standard

  • 4-way adjustable front head restraints
  • 50/50 split-bench folding rear seat
  • 6-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar control
  • 6-way power front-passenger seat
  • Heated and cooled leather-trimmed front seats
  • Leather-trimmed front bucket seats with Dark Highland Green Accent stitching

Optional

  • RECARO Leather-trimmed Sport Seats with Dark Highland Green Accent Stitch

Climate

Standard

  • Cabin Particulate Air Filter
  • Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control
  • Entertainment Systems

Standard

  • 9-speaker sound system with amplifier
  • SiriusXM® Radio
  • SYNC® 3
  • FordPass Connect™
  • FordPass™ App
  • Two smart-charging USB ports

Optional

  • B&O Sound System by Bang and Olufsen with 12 speakers including CD player, HD Radio™ , and subwoofer in trunk
  • Voice-Activated Navigation System with pinch-to-zoom capability

Comfort and Convenience

Standard

  • Lane Keeping System
  • Aluminum foot pedals
  • 12″ LCD Digital Instrument Cluster with MyColor®
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Autolights (automatic on/off headlights) with wiper activation
  • Bright chrome door speaker surround
  • Satin chrome instrument cluster register vents and cupholder surrounds
  • Center console with full armrest
  • Stitched center console lid, wrapped knee bolster with Dark Highland Green accent stitch and shifter boot
  • Spindrift Aluminum instrument cluster panel appliqué
  • Center high-mounted dome lamp
  • Cupholders (2)
  • Driver footrest
  • Electronic locking center console
  • Floor mats – carpeted, front
  • Illuminated glove box with lockable door and dedicated space for owner’s manual
  • Intelligent Access with push-button start
  • Interior trunk release
  • Leather-wrapped parking brake handle
  • Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel with Cruise and Audio Controls and Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Map pockets – backside of driver and front-passenger seats (N/A with optional RECARO® seats)
  • MyKey®
  • Windows, Power – Front one-touch up/down with Global Open
  • Powerpoints – 2
  • Premium door trim
  • Soft Door Rollover
  • Rear view camera
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Track Apps™
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
  • BULLITT Aluminum door sill scuff plate
  • BULLITT Logo on driver airbag cover
  • Unique white cue ball shift knob

Optional

  • Memory Driver Seat, Mirrors and Ambient Lighting

Exterior Features

Appearance

Standard

  • Decklid spoiler delete
  • Dual Exhaust with quad tips – NitroPlate™ Black finish
  • Easy Fuel® capless fuel filler
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED Fog Lamps
  • LED Headlights with LED signature lighting
  • LED front park turn lamps
  • Hood Vents
  • LED sequential taillights
  • Mirrors – body-color, heated with integrated Blind Spot mirrors and turn signal indicators
  • Pony projection lights
  • Rear diffuser
  • Bright beltline and window surround
  • Faux gas cap on rear applique with BULLITT logo
  • Unique front grille without Pony badge
  • Unique lower grille

Optional

  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS® ) with Cross-Traffic Alert

Windows & Glass

Standard

  • Rear-window defroster

Safety

Safety

Standard

  • 3-point safety belt restraint system for all seating positions
  • Glove-Box-Door-Integrated Knee Airbag Open image overlay for Glove-Box-Door-Integrated Knee Airbag
  • AdvanceTrac® with Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Belt-Minder® front safety belt reminder
  • Driver’s knee airbag
  • Dual front airbags
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • LATCH Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children
  • Personal Safety System™ for driver and front passenger
  • Safety Canopy® side-curtain airbags
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™

Security

Standard

  • Illuminated entry
  • Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Remote keyless entry
  • SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System

Packages

Packages

Standard

  • Enhanced Security Package

Optional

  • BULLITT Electronics Package

Standard Features

Standard

  • Equipment Group 500A

Specifications

Exterior

Exterior Dimensions BULLITT (in)
Wheelbase 107.1
Length 188.5
Height 54.3
Width – Excluding Mirrors 75.4
Width – Including Mirrors 81.9
Width – Mirrors Folded 76.1
Front Track 62.4
Rear Track 65.1

Interior

Interior Dimensions BULLITT (in)
Head Room – Front 37.6
Head Room – Rear 34.8
Leg Room – Front 45.1
Leg Room – Rear 29
Hip Room – Front 54.9
Hip Room – Rear 47.4
Shoulder Room – Front 56.3
Shoulder Room – Rear 52.2

Capacities

Capacities BULLITT
Passenger Volume 82.8 cu.ft
Trunk Volume 13.5 cu.ft
Fuel Capacity 16 gallons
Curb Weights (lbs) – EcoBoost® (manual/auto) 4,089/4,155 lbs
Curb Weights (lbs) – GT (manual/auto) 4,398/4,475 lbs
Curb Weights (lbs) – BULLITT 4,398 lbs
Maximum Seating Capacity 4

Engine

Engine Specifications BULLITT
Engine Type 5.0L Ti-VCT V-8 Engine
Engine Electronics PCM
Displacement 5.0L (302 cu.in.)
Horsepower (SAE net @ RPM) 480 @ 7,000 (93-octane fuel)
Torque (lb.-ft. @ RPM) 420 @ 4,600rpm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Bore and Stroke 93.0 x 92.7 mm
Main Bearings 5
Valve Lifters Roller Finger Followers
Fuel Delivery Port Fuel Direct Injection (PFDI)
Exhaust Dual Exhaust with Quad Tips
Fuel Economy (Manual) 18 mpg city/29 mpg hwy/22 mpg
Fuel Economy (Automatic) None
Transmission Type (Manual) 6-speed manual with Rev Matching
Transmission Type (Automatic) None
Engine block material Aluminum
Cylinder head material Aluminum

Chassis

Chassis Specifications BULLITT
Front Suspension Double-ball-joint MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension Integral-link independent with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension More Independent integral-link rear suspension
Shocks Absorbers Hydraulic Gas-Pressurized, Outboard-Mounted
Shocks Absorbers (available) MagneRide™ Damping system – available
Brakes Six-piston Brembo® front brake calipers and 15.5″ two-piece cross drilled iron discs mounted to aluminum hats, Four-piston Brembo® rear brake calipers and 15″ two-piece cross drilled iron discs mounted to aluminum hats
Stability Control Electronic Stability Control
Steering Selectable-Effort Electric Power Assisted (EPAS)

Fuel & Engine

Fuel Economy and Engine BULLITT
Engine Type 5.0L Ti-VCT V-8 Engine
Fuel Economy (Manual) 18 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy / 22 mpg combined
Fuel Economy (Automatic) 19 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy / 24 mpg combined
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