Ford Thanks Europe for Buying Many Mustangs with Two Special Edition Models

Dubbed Black Shadow and Blue, they bring both styling and equipment updates

Ford sold almost 23,000 Mustangs in Europe since the pony car’s launch in summer 2015 and that's a good enough reason to celebrate.

The automaker released two special edition models that offer enhanced styling and more equipment for European customers. Since around two thirds of the Mustangs sold in Europe have been fastback models, the special edition models are based on this body style.

Ford Mustang Black Shadow

The Black Shadow Edition stands out due to its unique 19-inch black alloy wheels and black body details. Available to order from January 2017 in Europe, the Mustang Black Shadow Edition is based on the V8-powered GT model and can be had with either six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions.

It comes with four body colors (Platinum White, Triple Yellow, Race Red and Grabber Blue) and sports unique accents such as the black Pony emblem for the GT grille, black 5.0-liter badges on the front fenders, as well as dissolve-effect black stripes.

Equipment-wise, the Black Shadow Edition is generously appointed with parking sensors, heated and cooled front seats, a premium ShakerPro audio system with 12-speakers and an 8-inch boot-mounted subwoofer, as well as a black leather interior with instrument panel stitching and matching door inserts.

Ford Mustang Blue Edition

As its name suggest, this limited series model proudly wears the Grabber Blue body color — a reference to the 1969 Shelby GT350 and GT500 models. The iconic paint combines with central dissolve-effect black bonnet and roof stripes, and black 19-inch multi-spoke alloys wheels for more visual drama.

Standard features include Ford's SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, navigation, and a premium audio system. The Blue Edition Mustang is available with both engines offered in Europe: the 317 PS 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder and the 421 PS 5.0-liter V8.