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2010 Ford Mustang Specifications

Staff Report

They might look familiar, but improvements are found!


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11-19-08: Available for the 2010 Mustang are a 4.0-liter V-6 engine, which is rated at 210 horsepower and 240 pounds-feet of torque, and a 4.6-liter V-8 engine, which is rated at 315 horsepower and 325 pounds-feet of torque. Each is mated to five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmissions.

“We have fantastic engines,” said Chief Nameplate Engineer Paul Randle. “Our 4.6-liter, three-valve V-8 engine has won ‘Ward’s 10 Best’ for our years in a row and is the most-accessorized engine in the marketplace. Plus, Mustang customers love to personalize their cars, and our engine platforms allow them to do that.”

The Ford team uses advances gained through programs such as the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge and special editions to improve the 2010 Mustang.

Improvements inspired by the Bullitt program, for instance, are seen on the genuine polished-aluminum manual transmission knob and leather-wrapped shift knob, which support a short-throw, performance-based shifter originally launched on the feature car.

Horsepower gains on the V-8 are achieved by the cold-air induction system pioneered through Ford Racing Technology. The intake is tucked behind the driver-side headlamp, mounted in an air box specific to the Mustang. Extensive sealing modifications ensure cold air from the front of the Mustang feed the engine.

A true ram-air system offered on a base GT vehicle is a first for Mustang. “That means more horsepower and more torque in all driving conditions,” Randle said.

The redline for the V-8 is increased 250 rpm to 6,500, and revised calibration ensures the customer fully feels these changes. Both the V-6 and V-8 engines have larger exhaust tips, growing to 3 and 3 ½ inches, respectively, up ½ inch from the previous model. The V-8 exhaust features polished tips.

“The 2010 Mustang runs great on regular fuel, and that is where we quote our peak numbers, but we also have a great dual-adaptive knock calibration that allows the 2010 Mustang to run on regular fuel as well as premium fuel, and the system figures it out itself,” said powertrain supervisor Chris Roxin. “It also improves the torque of the engine in the low- to mid-rpm range.”

The powertrain feel also is enhanced by intake and exhaust sound tuning that delivers Mustang’s signature sound. “All the better to hear that famous Mustang roar that’s been inspiring customers for more than four decade,” Randle said.

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2010 Mustang Specifications

BODY
   

Construction

Unitized welded steel body, aluminum hood

Final assembly location

Flat Rock, Mich.

 

POWERTRAIN AND CHASSIS

     

ENGINE                                     

V-6

V-8

Type

4.0-liter 60-degree V-6

4.6-liter 90-degree V-8 with cold air induction

Manufacturing location

Cologne, Germany

Romeo, Mich.

Configuration

Iron block and aluminum head

Aluminum block and head

Intake manifold

Composite shell-welded with internal runner pack

Composite shell-welded single runner, charge motion control valves

Exhaust manifold

Cast iron

Cast iron

Redline

6,100 rpm

6,250 rpm

Throttle body

65-mm single-bore electronic

55-mm dual-bore electronic

Valvetrain

SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder

SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder, variable camshaft timing

Valve diameter

Intake: 46.0 mm
Exhaust: 39.0mm

Intake: 33.8 mm
Exhaust: 37.5 mm

Pistons

Cast aluminum

Hypereutectic aluminum

Connecting rods

Forged steel

Cracked powdered metal with floating wristpins

Ignition

Distributorless with coil pack

Coil-on-plug, high-thread-insert spark plugs

Bore x stroke

3.95 x 3.32/100.4 x 84.4 mm

3.55 x 3.54/90.2 x 90.0 mm

Displacement

245 cu. in. / 4,009 cc

281 cu. in. / 4,606 cc

Compression ratio

9.7:1

9.8:1

Engine control system

PCM

PCM

Horsepower

210 @ 5,300 rpm

315 @ 6,000 rpm - estimated

Horsepower per liter

53

68

Torque

240 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm

325 lb.-ft. @ 4,250 rpm  - estimated

Recommended fuel

87 octane

87 octane

Fuel capacity

16 gallons

16 gallons

Fuel injection

Electronic returnless sequential

Electronic returnless sequential

Oil capacity

5 quarts with filter

6 quarts with filter

Coolant capacity

12.5 quarts

14.2 quarts

 

DRIVETRAIN

     

Layout

Rear-wheel drive

Rear-wheel drive

TRANSMISSION

Standard

5-speed manual
(Tremec T-5)

5-speed manual
(Tremec 3650)

Gear ratios

  1st

3.75:1

3.38:1

  2nd

2.19:1

2.00:1

  3rd

1.41:1

1.32:1

  4th

1.00:1

1.00:1

  5th

0.72:1

0.68:1

  Final Drive

3.31:1

3.55:1

Optional

  1st

3.22:1

3.22:1

  2nd

2.29:1

2.29:1

  3rd

1.54:1

1.54:1

  4th

1.00:1

1.00:1

  5th

0.71:1

0.71:1

  Final Drive

3.31:1 

3.31:1 

 

SUSPENSION

     

Front

Reverse-L independent MacPherson strut, 28.6-mm tubular stabilizer bar

Reverse-L independent MacPherson strut, 34-mm tubular stabilizer bar

Rear

3-link solid axle with coil springs and Panhard rod and solid stabilizer bar

3-link solid axle with coil springs, Panhard rod and 20-mm solid stabilizer bar

 

STEERING

     

Type

Rack and pinion with power assist

Rack and pinion with power assist

Ratio

15.7:1

15.7:1

Turning circle curb-to-curb

33.4 ft.

37.7 ft.

BRAKES

Type

Four-wheel power disc brakes with  4-sensor, 4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Four-wheel power disc brakes with 
4-sensor, 4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Front

293 (11.5 in) x 30 mm vented disc, twin-piston 43-mm floating aluminum calipers

316 (12.4 in) x 30 mm vented disc, twin-piston 43-mm floating aluminum calipers

Rear

300 (11.8 in) x 19 mm vented disc, single piston 43 mm floating iron calipers

300 (11.8 in) x 19 mm vented disc, single piston 43 mm floating iron calipers

TIRES AND WHEELS (TYPE, SIZE)

Standard

P215/60R17 A/S
17 x 7.0-inch painted alum wheels

P235/50WR18 A/S
18 x 8.0-inch painted alum wheels

Optional

17-inch machined aluminum wheel
18-inch painted aluminum wheel    18-inch polished aluminum wheel

P245/45WR18 A/S
18-inch polished aluminum wheels  19-inch machined aluminum wheels 19-inch premium painted aluminum wheels

DIMENSIONS (inches unless otherwise noted)

Coupe

Convertible

 

EXTERIOR

     

Wheelbase

107.1

107.1

Overall length

188.1

188.1

Overall width

73.9

73.9

Overall height

55.6

56.1

Track, front/rear

62.3 / 62.9

62.3 / 62.9

INTERIOR

Seating capacity

4

4

Front headroom

38.5

38.8

Front legroom

42.4

42.4

Front shoulder room

55.3

55.3

Front hip room

53.4

53.4

Rear headroom

34.7

36.5

Rear legroom

29.8

29.8

Rear shoulder room

51.6

45.0

Rear hip room

46.8

45.2

 

WEIGHTS AND CAPACITIES

     

SAE passenger volume

83.3 cu. ft.

81.0 cu. ft.

Cargo volume

13.4 cu. ft.

9.6 cu. ft.

Maximum towing capacity (properly equipped)

1,000 lbs.

1,000 lbs.

FUEL ECONOMY (city/hwy)

5-speed Automatic

5-speed Manual

4.0-liter V-6

TBD

TBD

4.6-liter V-8

TBD

TBD

 

BASE CURB WEIGHT (POUNDS)

     

Manual transmission

3,401 estimated

3533 estimated

Automatic transmission

3,454 estimated

3,575 estimated

Weight distribution (f/r)

54/45 estimated

54/46 estimated

Power-to-weight ratio

TBD

TBD

Manual transmission

TBD

TBD

Automatic transmission

TBD

TBD

Specifications subject to change.

 
 
 
 
 
 
     
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