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2018 Mustang to drop V6 option, get 10-speed auto

2018 Mustang to drop V6 option, get 10-speed auto
Omkar Thakur Omkar Thakur Tuesday 22 November 2016, 14:01 PM

The new MY 2018 Ford Mustang is expected to make its global debut by late 2017. From what we hear, the new Mustang line-up might not feature the naturally aspirated V6 petrol engine. On the brighter side, the 10-speed automatic gearbox is certainly on the cards.

The new 10-speed automatic torque converter gearbox has already made its debut with Ford F-150 trucks. The torque converter automatic gearbox has been jointly developed by the two American giants and holds bragging rights for the ‘most number of gears on a production car’ as of now. The 10-speed box will get the Mustang on par with its arch-rival the Chevrolet Camaro which already gets the 10-speed transmission on the ZL1.

The flagship 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 will continue to be the star in the Mustang line-up. The free-revving charm of the old school naturally aspirated V6 will be missed even though the V6’s replacement is in fact slightly more powerful. The replacement is a 2.3-litre turbocharged four cylinder EcoBoost petrol – two cylinders knocked off and 1400cc less cubic capacity. But it develops 310bhp of power against the 300bhp of the V6 and the turbocharging makes torque available much lower in the rev range.

The new Shelby GT500 will also debut with the 2018 Mustang. In India though, we only get the 5.0-litre V8 and being Ford’s halo car, there are slim chances of the EcoBoost Mustang making it to the country. Although, there is a high chance of the Shelby GTs beating the 2018 Mustang on its way to India.

 

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