It seems as though the facelifted 2018 Ford Mustang will lose the current 3.7-liter V6, making it solely available with the EcoBost 2.0-liter four-cylinder and the naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8.
According to Mustang6G, the body type codes for the V6 are now longer valid in the dealer system for the Mustang, suggesting that the engine will soon be resigned to the history books. This isn’t all that surprising considering the four-cylinder is more fuel efficient and more powerful, delivering 310 hp versus 300 hp of the V6. The turbo also has an extra 40 lb-ft of torque.
Beyond the abandonment of the V6, it has been confirmed that the new Mustang will be available with a 10-speed automatic transmission co-developed with General Motors and already in use in the updated Camaro.
Perhaps even more significant than the option of this new gearbox will be the availability of the advanced MagneRide dampers for both the EcoBoost and Mustang GT models. These shocks are only currently available on the Shelby GT350 and GT350R and play a huge part in making those two such track monsters.
Elsewhere, it is reported that the new Mustang will receive an additional performance package, poised to compete with the Camaro 1LE package.