According to the information our team has got, it seems that another sports coupe with excellent performance is about to hit the market as a 2019 model. For those who love retro muscle cars inspired by the 1960s, we must say that the new Thunderbird will rather get that next-generation look of a personal luxury car and abandon the classic features we have got used to.
When it comes to exterior of the 2019 Ford Thunderbird, this model is going to make its appearance as a two-door sports coupe that will be nothing like its predecessor. As we have already mentioned in the intro, that traditional and a bit retro muscle design will be abandoned. Instead, the new Thunderbird will seem more modern and attractive, applying some really unique design language. It has also been said that this car will come with longer wheelbase. When it comes to innovations, Ford will use lightweight materials in its chassis construction in order to save some weight. This weight loss will not be so drastic, but it will still be significant and help this model improve its acceleration, efficiency and overall performance. Besides that, the carmaker will also enhance its aerodynamics, which will additionally make things better. Apart from its recognizable grille that will now come in larger size, the new Thunderbird will also proudly wear its redesigned LED lighting system. This coupe should stand on 18-inch aluminum wheels as standard.
The interior of the 2019 Ford Thunderbird will provide much more space than its predecessor due to its longer wheelbase. Besides that and the overall comfort, Ford will tend to use some rather high-quality materials such as leather, wood and aluminum inside this coupe. There will be plenty of luxurious and sophisticated details inside its cabin, which is why it has been compared to some Lincoln models. The company will also pay special attention to high-tech features. You will find a larger touch-screen display with the latest infotainment and entertainment system that provide options such as navigation, climate control, audio system, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and others. The new Thunderbird will also include all those necessary advanced safety systems and driver assist features.
It hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, but the 2019 Ford Thunderbird will definitely offer more than one engine choice under its hood. It might come with either a 2.0 or a 2.3-liter Eco Boost that is expected to deliver 250 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The other possibility could include a 2.7 or a 3.0-liter Eco Boost with more than 300 horsepower. Finally, a rumor has it that you should also expect a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that will be mated to a six-speed manual and produce 280 horsepower and 286 pound-feet of torque. The other engine options should come with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Ford Thunderbird Release Date and Price
The release date of the 2019 Ford Thunderbird might happen in the second half of 2018, but it hasn’t been announced yet. It has been estimated that its price starts around $38,000.
Competitors: Mercedes C-Class coupe, BMW 4 Series, 2019 Chevy Camaro, Trans am, Ford Mustang Shelby 350, Dodge Challenger STR Hellcat.