Chevrolet Camaro and the 10-speed automatic
The F-150 has one, and so does the Chevrolet Camaro. Now it appears the Mustang will also get a 10-speed automatic transmission. By way of Mustang6g.com, a dealership employee spotted the 10-speed in a drop-down menu for Ford`s online parts catalog. It suggests the gearbox will be one of the powertrain options in a future Mustang. This information has not been confirmed by Ford, so we can`t offer any more details beyond a "yeah probably" hunch. Speculation also posits that the new transmission will find its way to the Mustang for the 2018 model year.
The 10-speed automatic found in the F-150 and Chevy Camaro is part of a joint venture between GM and Ford. As part of the deal the automakers will share designs for two transmissions: a front-drive 9-speed headed up by GM and a Ford-based design for the rear-drive 10-speed. Ford says the new transmission offers more efficiency due to wider gear spacing and from reduced drag. Chevy, for its part, says the 10-speed in the Camaro ZL1 shifts faster than Porsche`s PDK.
We`ve reached out to Ford for confirmation, but the company typically does not comment on future product speculation. As such, it`s anybody guess which Mustang models could receive the new gearbox.