Ford says the SelectShift 6spd is a dual clutch semi-automatic... Idonno, but since they're employing rpm matched downshifting on the automatic, I'd say that's a fair assessment.Yes the new GT 5.0 has a standard oil cooler for 2015. There is no dual clutch in the Mustang, or the Corvette for that matter. Both use a torque converter.
GM also filed for a patent on a 7spd dual clutch automatic (apparently for the Corvette) and if you look at their provided drawings, it's absolutely a clutch system, no torque converter in sight. They went into specific detail, calling it a clutch system and labeling parts as clutch parts... Idonno what else to call it, except what they call it because it's their patent.
I don't know that it is AFM, just that it's similar in that it is a system which changes air flow to some strong degree and was merely pointing out, it will add weight not previously there.I wasn't aware AFM was in the works for the 5.0L. I thought "AFM" was a GM trademark. Could be wrong...
Yep. I'm kinda expecting that "surprise" if we're to see the hoped for power numbers.TiVCT is already on the Coyote, I'm sure we will see some weight for DI but not much. The Coyote was designed with DI in mind (future proof).
I agree with that too, with very few possible exceptions, such as DI.It's pretty simple, the only way they can increase output and MPG's is to reduce weight and improve aerodynamics.
Ford did collaborate on a "twin fuel" DI design(Bobcat) using the 5L, which was shown in 2009... I suspect that is why many are convinced the 5L is already... ready... for DI. The DI portion was E85 and used a separate injector. I don't know how accurately we can claim DI is "ready" on it, but it can't be far off for a usable system.
:lol: That's funny to read...(no sarcasm) Of course, there is the heavier rear in the Mustang and the transmission is likely pounds heavier. It has a drive shaft not used in FWD applications. It has extra metal for the tub, just to make room for the D/S. That said, the 2L Fusion isn't that light according to Ford. Someone added the weight recently and it's over 3500.Check and check...
Even if the '15 weighed 3618lbs like the '14, increasing power usually sees a reduction in MPG's. Weight helps with the "City" portion where aero helps at speed. Increase power and weight, MPG's go down... Increase power and MPG's, weight has to come down.
Ford would be the only manufacturer that has produced a 2 door sports coupe that's heavier than their 4 door sedan w/ a 5 inch longer WB. If the base Fusion/Mondeo weighs 3425-3475lbs, the EB Mustang has to be lighter.