Ford Mustang to Get 10-Speed Transmission

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Ford Mustang to Get 10-Speed Transmission

How does a Ford Mustang with 10 gears sound to you?

Now that the American automaker’s sports car is becoming a global model, Ford is working on ways to make it more appealing in various markets. While the company is clearly preparing high-performance variants such as the Shelby GT500 and the GT350, the company is also working on implementing a 10-speed automatic transmission in the future for those more conscious on fuel economy.

SEE ALSO: Ford Mustang Right-Hand Drive Begins Testing

The sixth-generation Mustang will start arriving dealerships in the U.S. at the end of next month and will be available with three different powerplants: a 3.6-liter V6 (300 hp and 279 lb-ft of torque), a 5.0-liter V8 (435 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque) and a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder (310 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque). All Mustang models will be available with either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. The company recently announced that it had begun testing the right-hand drive version of the Mustang, the first time the sports car will be going right-hand drive in its history.

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[Source: Automotive News]

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  • Craig

    I think 8 is great. Any more than that – even the 9 now found in some Chrysler’s and the new Acura TLX – is too much. So 10 is just 1 more than too much.

  • rswon

    Well this one goes to 11. Ya see, other blokes will be on 10 and if they want it faster, there’s no where to go. But, this one, gives me that extra push over the edge.

  • smartacus

    DUDE QUIT BOUNCIN OFF THE REV LIMITER!!!

    * I’m at 3000RPM, bro. The car is just advancin through the gearz.

  • Scott

    Hate to break it to you, but this isnt the first time the car has gone RHD…. they had some 01-03 Cobras in Australia that were all converted

  • Elmo

    I thought we were living large when we got AOD and the 5 speed OD transmissions.

    10 speeds? Jeezus, is that really necessary? What is the great benefit?

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