Ford Mustang to Get 10-Speed Transmission

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

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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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Scott Scott on Sep 01, 2015

    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 Elmo on Sep 01, 2015

    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?