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