2024 S650 Mustang Specs and Information

2024 S650 Mustang Specs and Information

Last Updated April 18, 2024 | Hamilton Schutt

The 7th-gen Mustang, codenamed the S650 generation, debuted at the Detroit Auto Show on September 14, 2022. While a lot of the speculation and rumors surrounding the new Mustang turned out to be correct, Ford kept some nice surprises under wraps until the big reveal. Here's everything you need to know about the 2024 Ford Mustang.

S650 Mustang Release Date

The 2024 Mustang went into production in early 2023 and as of June 2023, you're able to order an S650 Mustang from Ford. Check out our 2024 Mustang release date article for more information on the S650's production timeline.

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2024 Mustang Engine Options

Check out this table for the performance numbers at a glance:

S650 Mustang Engines
Specification Mustang EcoBoost Mustang GT Mustang Dark Horse
Max Horsepower 315 hp 480 hp as standard
486 hp with the upgraded active-valve performance exhaust system
500 hp @ 7,500 RPM
Max Torque 350 lb-ft 415 lb-ft as standard
418 lb-ft with the upgraded active-valve performance exhaust system
418 lb-ft
Forced Induction Twin-scroll turbochargers Naturally Aspirated Naturally Aspirated

Bucking the trend of powertrain downsizing and electrification, Ford gave gearheads something to be excited about with the engine lineup for the S650 Mustang. The seventh-gen Mustang features two brand-new engines: an updated 2.3-liter EcoBoost and the 4th-Gen 5.0-liter Coyote V8. No hybrid or electric Mustangs are available.

The 2024 Mustang's new engine, the Coyote V8, is makes 480 horsepower and 418 lb-ft of torque as standard. This is the most standard horsepower and torque in a naturally aspirated V8 Mustang ever. However, if you opt for the new active-valve performance exhaust system, you can get as much as 486 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque in the Mustang GT. We recently got to test the 2024 Mustang's horsepower ourselves, and it certainly has a performance advantage over the third-generation Coyote.

The first-ever Dark Horse performance series Mustang makes 500 horsepower for Ford's most powerful naturally-aspirated V8 yet. This new Coyote V8 is fed by a dual intake/throttle body setup to deliver better airflow, throttle response, and of course, power.

Ford also increased the estimated fuel-economy ratings compared to the previous generation. According to the EPA estimated fuel economy ratings, the 2023 base model Mustang has 22 city/32 hwy/25 combined. The new 2024 base model Mustang has a targeted fuel economy of 22 city/33 hwy/26 combined.

The new 2.3L EcoBoost engine found in the Mustang EcoBoost also saw an increase in power. This new powerplant produces 315 horsepower and delivers 350 lb-ft. of torque. This is the most amount of power offered in a four- or six-cylinder Mustang ever.

In case you are interested in adding power through aftermarket parts, enthusiasts are still unsure whether the S650 Mustang ECU can be tuned.

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Transmission Options

Ford made it a point to ensure the manual lived on into the next Mustang generation. The 2024 Mustang's transmission will have Ford's standard 6-speed manual with the option for a 10-speed automatic. Mustang GTs with the manual transmission will get standard rev-matching, as well, which preserves engine RPM when the clutch is engaged.

2024 Mustang center console with manual shifter

New Mustang Design

The S650 Mustang features an angular, streamlined design emphasized by a steeper windshield, an elongated hood, and a flatter nose. It's not a major departure from the previous generation's aesthetic, but it's a sharp redesign that's more aggressive than its predecessor.

One of the most striking changes are the S650's slimmer headlights. Not only are they smaller and more rectangular than the S550's headlights, but they also sport a distinct triple projector layout.

2024 Mustang EcoBoost with view of tri-bar headlamps

The smaller grille is also a big change. The u-shaped upper grille still features the running pony emblem, just without a corral.

Ford raised the roofline slightly to accommodate taller occupants, but more specifically, racers wearing helmets. The added headroom will be a welcome addition.

As for the rear, we get the familiar three-bar vertical design for the taillights with a bit more separation. The fenders are also a bit wider.

2024 Mustang EcoBoost rear shot

2024 GT Model Differences

For the first time ever, the EcoBoost and GT front ends have unique designs.

Both the convertible and coupe GT's will get a standard hood scoop that adds more character to the front end. The GT grilles are also sectioned off for the two intakes that feed the new 4th-Gen Coyote motor.

2024 Mustang GT Driving Front Shot

At the back, there's extra room for quad exhaust tips. But the most striking addition is that of a sleek rear wing that really ties the GT's look together.

2024 Mustang Interior

The Mustang's interior got a big overhaul for 2024, including a massive new dash cluster with lots of new technology. Here's a look at the S650 Mustang's "immersive digital cockpit."

2024 Mustang with the optional Performance Pack interior
2024 Mustang detail on the dash in front of the passenger seat
Recaro seats from the optional Performance Pack interior
Rear seats in the 2024 Mustang GT convertible

Updated Digital Instrument Cluster

The digital instrument cluster in the S650 Mustang is similar to the S550's digital dash cluster, but it's far from a copy. The new 12.4" instrument cluster blends seamlessly into the 13.2" center console stack. Each screen is housed by a single piece of glass.

2024 Mustang Full Dash

You could get the S550's digital dash in the Premium Plus Package or as the standard on the higher trim levels. But the digital cluster is standard on all S650 Mustangs.

Highlights of the 2024 Mustang's digital dash:

  • Six customizable drive modes
  • Control over display colors, gauges, and ambient lighting
  • Cluster themes including Fox Body and Night Mode

Check out the features of the S550 digital dash cluster to learn about many of the drive modes and features available on the 2024 Mustang.

Despite rumors that the S650 would run on the Android Automotive operating system, the 2024 Mustang uses Ford's SYNC 4 infotainment system instead. This is the same system that's used in new F-150s, Broncos, and Mach-Es.

Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel

The all-new flat-bottomed steering wheel in the 2024 Mustang

Another notable change to the interior is the flat-bottom steering wheel. This wheel style provides more room to get in and out of the driver's seat, along with more knee and thigh space.

While the S550 Mustangs' button clusters were both on and below the steering wheel spokes, the S650's clusters are only on the spokes. This allows it to be more comfortable and provide better control on the road.

Electronic Drift Brake

2024 Mustang's electronic drift brake

One of the coolest additions to the S650 Mustang is the electronic drift brake. Co-developed with Vaughn Gittin Jr., Ford claims the new "EDB" can turn any novice into a drifting pro.

It differs from a traditional handbrake in that it doesn't stay up once you engage it. Instead, it bounces back down as soon as you let go, similar to a hydraulic handbrake in a drift car. There are two settings for the EDB: one for novices and another for pros.

The electronic drift brake acts like a regular handbrake when you're in any Drive Mode besides Track Mode. However, it still bounces back down when engaged. To release the parking brake, you have to push down on the brake like you would a parking brake button.

Packages and Performance Editions

Though there are surely plenty more packages and performance editions that haven't hit showroom floors just yet, Ford has released or teased a few impressive upgrades to the S650 Mustang.

2024 Mustang Dark Horse Wheel Shot

The first-of-its-kind Mustang Dark Horse was revealed as the first performance series Mustang of the new generation. The Mustang Dark Horse features dark accents and premium styling, as well as the best performance equipment. It makes 500hp out of the new Coyote V8 paired with a unique TREMEC 6-speed manual transmission. Ford has also announced a dedicated track version called the Dark Horse R.

However, that isn't the only S650 Mustang performance edition. The Mustang GTD is a 800+ horsepower supercar based on the GT3 car Ford races in the World Endurance Championship. The GTD is confirmed to be the fastest production Mustang ever, so it's sure to be popular with enthusiasts who can afford its $300,000+ price tag.

You can also order a variety of different 2024 Mustang package options like the Black Appearance and Bronze Design Series Appearance packages for both the EcoBoost and GT Mustangs.

2024 Mustang Front Black Wheel

Stay Up-to-Date on the Latest S650 News

For an in-depth guide on which 2024 Mustang model is best for you, check out our 2024 EcoBoost vs GT, 2024 GT vs Dark Horse, and 2024 Dark Horse vs EcoBoost trim comparisons.

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Sources: All-New Ford Mustang Redefines Driving Freedom with Immersive Digital Cockpit, Advanced Engines and Bold Style, Ford | Benchmark for Street and Track, Ford Introduces Mustang Dark Horse and New Family of Track-Only Race Ponies, Ford | 2023 Ford Mustang Might Offer Two Hybrid Engines At Launch, Ford Authority | Ford to Lead America's Shift to Electric Vehicles, Ford | Here's How the 2024 Ford Mustang's Electronic Drift Brake Works, The Drive

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