Ford’s EcoBoost powerplants receive new transmission

Article by Christian A., on August 26, 2010

Ford is installing a 'beefed-up' 6-speed SelectShift auto transmission on its impending EcoBoost powerplants to compensate for the extra power. The new transmission, dubbed the '6F55,' will be able to accommodate the higher torque rates of the new bi-turbo 3.5-liter V6.

Derived from the same 6-speed transmission in cars such as the Taurus and Sable, it has been optimized to stand under higher operating temperatures connected with a turbocharged powerplant.

In order to achieve this, Ford utilized larger transfer and final drive gears, enhanced input and output carriers, and a new differential casing.

To enhance driving experience and a more connected sensation, Ford did some durability improvements on the torque converter.

A second restrictor boss was added on the MKS and MKT to restrict powertrain movement when accelerating thus lowering the noise factor, harshness and vibration.

Currently, it looks like the 6F55 transmission will be solely offered with the latest 3.5-liter EcoBoost powerplant.

Before making its way to the latest 2010 Ford Taurus SHO and other EcoBoost vehicles, the transmission will be opened first on the 2010 MKS.

If you liked the article, share on:

Pin It

Comments

Recommended

Top Gear has revealed that for its “Stars in a Reasonably Fast Car” segment, it will now be using a slightly enhanced Toyota GT86, which in the U.S. market is...
by - March 24, 2017
Porsche is laying aside any plans of pushing another hybrid hypercar into their line-up -- at least not at this time. Oliver Blume, Porsche Global Chief confirmed in a recent...
by - March 24, 2017
Since 1993, Lexus has produced 4 generations of the Lexus GS, with the GS F amongst its newest member of the family. Unfortunately, rumors are also heating up that the...
by - March 24, 2017
In a leaked image following a presentation held in China, we learned that Czech automobile manufacturer Skoda will soon unveil 2 more new SUVs in China, resulting in a four-model...
by - March 24, 2017
McLaren is said to be designing the next generation of Sports Series, which could include a V6 hybrid among its powertrain options. It was earlier reported that the British automaker...
by - March 24, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries