AEM Illustrates Tuner Heritage with Unlikely Domestic Candidate for 2015 SEMA Show

Given AEM’s experience in improving the performance of small displacement and turbocharged engines, AEM featured a 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost at the 2015 SEMA Show

Given AEM’s experience in improving the performance of small displacement and turbocharged engines, AEM featured a 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost at the 2015 SEMA Show

The Liquid Metal Wheels earned the AEM 2015 Mustang EcoBoost an honorable mention in Mustang & Fast Fords Mustang360 top 23 Mustang wheels at the 2015 SEMA Show

The two tone Satin Bitter Yellow color scheme of the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost SEMA car was designed to pay homage to American muscle while embracing AEM’s tuner heritage

Advanced Engine Management, more commonly known as AEM, has been designing and selling performance enhancing products, such as cold air intake systems, as an easy way to increase horsepower since 1994. AEM was embedded in the import tuner market from the very beginning and its first cold air intake was offered for sale in 1994 as a Do-It-Yourself upgrade for the Honda CRX. This first AEM cold air intake system proved to be the beginning of a whole new tradition and solidified AEM’s reputation as a big hitter in the sport compact scene.

With over 20 years of import tuner heritage and sport compact expertise it may strike some people as odd that AEM would choose to feature a 2015 Ford Mustang in its 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show booth. However, for the first time in nearly thirty years, Ford has offered a turbocharged inline-four cylinder engine in the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost. Given AEM’s experience in improving the performance of small displacement and turbocharged engines, it now makes a bit more sense why AEM would feature a Mustang in its booth at the 2015 SEMA Show.

The Liquid Metal Wheels earned the AEM 2015 Mustang EcoBoost an honorable mention in Mustang & Fast Fords Mustang360 top 23 Mustang wheels at the 2015 SEMA Show

The Liquid Metal Wheels earned the AEM 2015 Mustang EcoBoost an honorable mention in Mustang & Fast Fords Mustang360 top 23 Mustang wheels at the 2015 SEMA Show

Helping to up the performance of the AEM 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost is a complete cat-back stainless steel exhaust system with blacked-out dual exhaust tips from Magnaflow Exhaust

Helping to up the performance of the AEM 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost is a complete cat-back stainless steel exhaust system with blacked-out dual exhaust tips from Magnaflow Exhaust

Probably 95% of the 2015 Ford Mustang models, and there were a lot at the 2015 SEMA Show, were 2015 Mustang GT models, which made the Satin Bitter Yellow 3M wrapped EcoBoost Mustang stand out from the crowd in more ways than one. The two tone color scheme was designed to pay homage to American muscle while embracing AEM’s tuner heritage. AEM started the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost build by installing the AEM Cold Air Intake System for the inline 4 cylinder 2.3L engine. This air intake 21-740C, showed an estimated 12 HP gain at 4,500 RPM to the rear wheels of an otherwise stock 2015 Ford Mustang 2.3L EcoBoost.

The AEM Mustang EcoBoost air Intake features a couple of unique design elements including a purpose built mandrel-bent aluminum air intake tube and a unique oval-shaped Dryflow® clamp-on air filter. AEM Induction Systems took the performance of its 2015 SEMA Show booth vehicle one step further with a soon to be released to the public mandrel-bent and powder coated aluminum charge pipe kit for improved airflow to and from the turbo. "With our intake system we are getting 12 horsepower, and currently testing our all-new Charge Pipes,” said Ross Berlanga, AEM Brand Manager. “We are seeing great horsepower gains with the Charge Pipes and intake system combined."

AEM Electronics got on board with the AEM 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost build for the 2015 SEMA Show and took the build to another level. AEM Electronics added a Water/Methanol Injection kit to the AEM CAI that bolts up using incorporated inlets, with no drilling required. AEM Electronics also added its new X-Series Digital Gauges, which includes the new X-Series Wideband UEGO AFR Controller Gauge featuring X-Digital technology, and various pressure and temperature monitoring gauges.

AEM Cold Air Intake System, number 21-740C, was shown to provide an estimated additional 12 HP at 4,500 RPM to the rear wheels of a stock 2015 Ford Mustang 2.3L EcoBoost

AEM Cold Air Intake System, number 21-740C, was shown to provide an estimated additional 12 HP at 4,500 RPM to the rear wheels of a stock 2015 Ford Mustang 2.3L EcoBoost

Further cranking up the performance of the AEM 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost is a complete cat-back stainless steel exhaust system with blacked-out dual exhaust tips from Magnaflow Exhaust. “To help maximize our horsepower, we have a stainless steel cat-back exhaust system, which features smaller mufflers to really enhance the horsepower on our 2.3L Mustang, especially when it’s in normal drive mode. It has better throttle response, but when Sport Mode is engaged, there’s an animal that’s released. It’s amazing how much horsepower this little four-cylinder is putting down,” said Ross Berlanga, AEM Brand Manager.

AEM Induction Systems took the performance of its 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost SEMA Show vehicle one step further with a soon to be released charge pipe kit for improved airflow

AEM Induction Systems took the performance of its 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost SEMA Show vehicle one step further with a soon to be released charge pipe kit for improved airflow

Falken Tires Azenis FK453 tires and Liquid Metal wheels are featured at each corner of the AEM 2015 SEMA Show Mustang EcoBoost. Liquid Metal Wheels created custom one-off wheels for the AEM EcoBoost Mustang based off the Liquid Metal Wheels multi-spoke SOT Wheel design. Liquid Metal applied a custom matte metallic charcoal grey finish with a red stripe behind the multi spoke SOT wheel design to match the performance theme of the AEM EcoBoost Mustang. This extra attention to detail from the folks at Liquid Metal Wheels earned the AEM Mustang an honorable mention in Mustang & Fast Fords Mustang360 top 23 Mustang wheels at the 2015 SEMA Show.

The AEM 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost’s aggressive stance is accomplished with a complete Eibach suspension system. Eibach suspension upgrades to the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost include: a stainless steel bodied coil-over spring & damper package, and an Eibach anti-roll sway bar kit up front and outback. The Eibach ERS Racing Springs and ERD Racing Dampers let serious drivers quickly adjust the ride height of each individual wheel. The Eibach anti-roll sway bar kit helps to further reduce body roll.

Subscribe to the AEM Newsletter, or check back to the AEM Performance News page, for updates on the upcoming 2015 Ford Mustang 2.3L EcoBoost charge pipe kit, a dyno test showing the estimated horsepower gains of all the modifications combined, and AEM Event Schedule where the AEM 2015 SEMA Show Mustang EcoBoost can be seen in person. Find additional AEM air filters on the Air Filters for the Ford Mustang page and find AEM intakes on the Intakes for the Ford Mustang page or use the Search by Car or Truck tool to find additional performance upgrades for a specific vehicle from AEM. To find an AEM dealer near you, use the Search for AEM Dealer tool on AEMintakes.com.