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Mustang Diesel, Electric, Hybrid Possible

Seriously. Ford is open to the idea.

The new Mustang has been revealed and there are already plenty of rumors making the rounds regarding its powertrain and platform spin-off future. We knew topics like these wouldn’t take long to spread. And now comes word that Ford is open to the idea of diesel, electric, and hybrid-powered Mustang variants. Really? The optional 2.3-liter turbo EcoBoost four isn’t good enough for the environment (or governments)? Apparently not.

Ford powertrain chief Bob Fascetti, speaking at the Mustang’s live debut in Australia, made clear his employer’s intentions to explore additional powertrain options in the future: "We’re not looking at diesel at the moment, but given where we need to go with fuel consumption we are looking at all of our options. And diesel is one of those options, along with hybrids and electric." Fascetti didn’t elaborate further, but Ford is also in the process of developing a nine- and maybe even a 10-speed automatic transmission, which will more than likely replace the new Mustang’s six-speed slushbox at some point down the road.

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