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The Mustang's top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph, and it may now be parentally limited to 80 mph.
…a well-equipped GT Premium represents strong return on the dollar, to say the least.
Items like steering wheel controls, one-touch up and down windows, an interior trunk release and automatic headlights come standard on every 2011 Ford Mustang GT…
If you don't have a navigation screen, the camera's picture will show up on your rear view mirror -- the perfect spot.
The base 2011 Ford Mustang Coupe comes with several innovative features that aren’t rivaled among budget-priced sporty coupes. One of them is the impressive SYNC voice-activated hands-free system, which allows access to both phones and media players. It includes steering-wheel audio controls, as well as real-time traffic and turn-by-turn navigation functions. It's also standard on all Mustang models but the base V-6. SYNC, surprisingly, still isn’t available at all on base-level Mustangs.
The programmable MyKey system, which allows parents or fleet managers to program speed limits and other warnings, is standard on all 2011 Ford Mustangs, along with a lot of traditional extras, such as keyless entry, power windows, and cruise control. Premium trims add the bass-heavy Shaker 500 sound system plus Sirius Satellite Radio, leather upholstery, aluminum pedal covers and scuff plates, and a MyColor ambient lighting system.
The optional electronics package brings Sirius Travel Link services and HD radio, plus a dual-zone climate control system. HID headlamps, a glass roof, and a rear camera are stand-alone options on Coupes, while an integrated blind-spot camera and universal garage-door opener. Otherwise, most of the packages and individual options are appearance-related. For instance, a GT Coupe Accessory package adds a hood scoop and spoiler—or side scoops and louvers—while a host of upgraded wheels are on offer.
On GTs, a Brembo Brake Package adds upgraded summer performance tires on special wheels and includes a recalibrated stability control system, as well as specially tuned suspension to help get the most out of it. On V-6 models, a V-6 Performance Package adds many of the GT’s chassis upgrades (except the engine, of course).
The scrappy, basic Mustang of your memory is history. Surprisingly, Ford offers nearly all the tech features on the 2011 Mustang is it does on its other vehicles.