The Boss gets booted from 2014 Ford MustangThu, 08 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0800
The track-ready Boss 302package for the Ford Mustang will not be on the options list for the 2014 model, according to the order guide sent to Ford dealers.
The 2014 Ford Mustang will be the last of the fifth generation of the car. A redesign for the 2015 model is expected to arrive in early 2014, using a new rear-drive platform that includes an independent rear suspension and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine option.
The dealer order guide was posted on the Internet by fan Web site Mustangs Daily. The fact that dealers have the order guide now is a sign that the 2014 Mustang will go on sale in early 2013. For the past few years Ford has given each model year of the Mustang an early sales start.
According to the order guide, there are few changes for the 2014 Mustang—not surprising given that it's the last of the current-generation car.
Both the 305-hp, 3.7-liter V6 and the 420-hp 5.0-liter V8 will continue in the 2014 model.
A new appearance package, order code FP6, will combine painted outside mirror caps, a painted decklid spoiler, rear side window louvers and 18-inch black-painted wheels. Another package, FP8, will replace those 18s with 19-inch wheels.
Two new colors, Oxford white and Ruby Red metallic, will replace Red Candy metallic, High Performance white and School Bus yellow.
The GT500 will get heated front seats as standard equipment, though not on the Recaros.
The GT/CS California Special appearance package--which we weren't even sure Ford was still offering until we checked--will be on the options list for the 2014 model.
Check out the ordering guide for the 2014 Mustangs, from Mustangs Daily.
By Jake Lingeman