2009 Ford Mustang will get a panoramic glass roof

The 2009 Ford Mustang, which is basically a facelifted 2008 model, will feature a choice of three roof options. Unlike the standard metal coupe and convertible, the Blue Oval’s new car will also sport a panoramic glass roof, an option usually seen on much more expensive cars like Mercedes-Benz SLK or the Lexus ES.

2009 Ford Mustang (interior, the panoramic glass roof)

Frankly, I think that the glass roof doesn’t add a lot of value to the vehicle: as heavy as it is, it will surely make its center of mass higher making high-speed cornering a lot riskier, and there is always a good chance that, at exactly the wrong moment, it will crack unexpectedly at exactly the wrong place. Well, it still looks great.

It is reported in the company’s press comunication that the 2009 Ford Mustang will also receive a number of other luxury features.

2009 Ford Mustang

For example, the Premium trim will be available with a satin aluminum instrument panel, SIRIUS satellite radio, ambient lighting and other interior enhancements. There will also be a GT Security Package, which is coming with a wheel-locking kit and an anti-theft system.

Ford also plans to revive the Mustang Bullitt edition of the car. Limited to just 3000 units, the 2009 Mustang Bullitt will be motivated by a huge 4.6-liter, 315hp V8 engine.

2009 Ford Mustang (coupe)

The car will sit on 18-inch wheels and will feature 3.5-inch exhaust tips, Highland Green body paint, a number of badges and gray-painted brake calipers. Inside the car, there will also be a number of exclusive features differentiating the Bullitt from the standard car.

And -speaking of standards- the normal 2009 Mustang will be powered by a 4.0-liter, 210hp SOHC V6 engine married to either a five-speed manual gearbox or an optional five-speed automatic transmission.

2009 Ford Mustang (convertible)

The Mustang GT model will come equipped with a more powerful 4.6-liter, 300hp V8 engine.

Still, no diesel engine.

Photos: Ford

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