Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: | posted June 17, 2016 11:39
Will be paired with 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine
As engines become more and more efficient, transmission are quickly following suit and Ford is at the forefront of this technology as it is set to debut it newest 10-speed transmission that will be used in the all-new 2017 Ford F-150.
This will be the world’s first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission that will be available to consumers and Ford Motor Company says that it ‘will deliver improved acceleration and performance compared with previous six-speed automatic transmissions.’
It comes with three overdrive gears and a wider span to allow lower-numerical rear-axle ratios that will help improve fuel efficiency while keeping its best-in-class towing capability.
A smarter shift logic system uses all-new adaptive shift-scheduling algorithms to be able to monitor more than a dozen powertrain and driver control signals to ensure that it is always on the right gear at the right time, no matter what mode it is on.
The 10-speed gearbox will be Ford’s first transmission that doesn’t use cast-iron components and will instead use advanced materials and alloys to make it lighter. It also comes with an integrated torque converter/turbine clutch that allows it to take off two more pounds from the total weight.
It will be paired with the second-generation 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine and the performance of all of its 10 gears will be shown on the truck’s instrument panel.
The all-new 10-speed transmission will be manufactured at Ford’s $1.4 billion Livonia Transmission Plant.
Note: 2016 model shown in main photo