More control and smoother transitions – those are the deliverables with Ford Motor Company’s new 10-Speed Automatic Transmission, now available as standard with the new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine in the 2017 Ford F-150 trucks. It will also be available in the new Ford Raptor and Camaro ZL1.
The 10R80 transmission provides an overdrive ratio in ninth gear of 0.689 and 0.636 in tenth gear. This eight percent drop makes the downshift from tenth to nineth gear nearly imperceptible. Each gear has incredible benefits to the driver; tenth will provide awesome control on a wide range of highway conditions, while ninth gear finds significant usefulness in the transmission’s Tow/Haul and Sport modes. Eight gear has a ratio of 0.854, making it an overdrive gear as well.
The 10-speed transmission is available in both the 4x2 and 4x4 Ford F-150 models. The patented hydraulic controls and adaptive shift-scheduling algorithms will provide the right gear in any number of driving conditions by real-time monitoring of more than 12 powertrain and driver control signals.
This new transmission is also the first from Ford without the use of cast-iron components and employing an integrated torque converter/turbine clutch, making it lighter and improving shift performance.