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2018 Ford Mustang ditches the V6, replaces it with more tech

Ford's mid-cycle Mustang refresh slims out the lineup while giving the driver more of a 21st-century experience.

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Ford gave the Mustang a minor nose job for 2018. It's got a new hood, a new grille and standard LED headlights across the lineup.

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The V6 is gone, so the 2.3-liter I4 is now the base engine. The 5.0-liter V8 has been upgraded to produce more power and rev higher.

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Ford also added driver-assistance systems to the Mustang, including forward-collision warning and autonomous emergency braking.

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The interior now features a 12-inch configurable LCD dashboard screen and light tweaks to various touch points.

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Otherwise, the interior remains largely the same.

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The 2018 Mustang looks a bit more GT350-ish thanks to the fasciae updates.

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It's hard to tell it's a 2018 from the rear end, though.

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Hope you weren't looking forward to buying a V6 Mustang!

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The EcoBoost I4 is a plenty capable engine, and it's clear the market chose this engine over the naturally aspirated V6.

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Here's a better look at the Mustang's configurable instrument cluster.

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