2017 Ford F-150 transmission options
The 2017 Ford F-150 transmission options will be including the all-new 10-speed automatic transmission. Ford will be adding a fun new feature to this transmission that will display all 10 gears on the truck’s instrument panel.
New Ford Transmission Technology
The new technology driving the 10-speed transmission is revolutionary. Several weight-saving developments help maximize the transmission’s performance. This is the first time Ford has not used cast-iron components during the construction of the 10-speed. New materials and alloys held reduce weight and an integrated converter/torque clutch saves two pounds.
Ford has equipped the 10-speed automatic transmission with several new technology features that optimize performance. Various drive modes, such as “tow/haul” or “sport,” will be offered that shift the transmission’s settings based on the situation. The new transmission utilizes new shift-scheduling algorithms with smarter shift logic. This adds to the versatility of the system, helping the transmission adapt to different situations.
In order to produce the new 10-speed automatic transmission, Ford has invested $1.4 billion in the company’s Livonia Transmission Plant. This investment allowed the plant to create or retain 500 hourly jobs.
2017 Ford F-150 New Engine
The 10-speed transmission is not the only new feature that will be offered in the 2017 F-150. Ford will also be offering an all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost six-cylinder engine. The new transmission will help this engine deliver best-in-class torque for a V6.
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