2011 Ford Mustang Long-Term Road Test


2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0: Skip-Shift Criteria

February 18, 2011

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You, the faithful Edmunds.com reader, wanted to know exactly what conditions trigger the 2011 Ford Mustang GT's skip-shift function.

Same here, actually. Prior to posting my previous entry regarding the skip-shift, I'd pinged the fine folks at Ford asking that very question.

The Mustang's engineering manager is a busy man, but he did get back to me with the information that I've since laboriously, painstakingly repixellized (I might have made up that word) after the jump.

Skip shift enablement criteria:

Warm engine (greater than 170 degrees F coolant)
Start from a dead stop (approx 1 to 2 secs to stabilize idle)
Vehicle speed between 15 and 19 mph
Throttle pedal less than 25% open (but not closed pedal)
Engine speed greater than 1200 rpm
1st gear validated

So there you have it. Food for your inner geek.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

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