Mustang Generation Nicknames: What Do They Mean?Last Updated February 5, 2020 | Chris Cervenka
Ever been at a Mustang event, whether it’s a car show or drag race and hear someone utter the term S197 or S550 or even Fox Body, perhaps? These are body codes set by Ford Motor Company in their Research & Development process for the Mustang.
The third-generation of Mustangs, produced from 1979 to 1993, was known as the Fox Body Mustangs. CJ's takes a look back at the history of the Fox Body and dives into each year of this third-generation Mustang.
Known popularly as the SN95, the fourth generation Mustang ran from 1994-2004, ushering in new modernized design and features for the turn of the millennium while retaining the pony heritage that captivates enthusiasts. Read about the history of the SN95, including its inception, the transition to the New Edge design language, and special editions.
The S550 generation of Mustang started in 2015 and is slated to come to an end in 2021. In those years, we’ve seen the Mustang change inside and out, with new package offerings and mechanical improvements each year. Here’s our complete look at the S550 generation, from the technical specifications to the package options.
The fifth generation of Mustangs, otherwise known as the S197 generation, represents the Mustang's return to form. With this generation, many classic pony car elements can be seen making a big come back. That being said, the Mustang continues to adapt, and while it takes inspiration from the past, remains a fully modern vehicle.