10-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FOR FORD TRANSIT
Ford has started production of a new ten-speed automatic transmission for rear-wheel drive variants of the Ford Transit. According to Ford the new transmission has a low fuel consumption, in combination with the 125 kW (170 hp) 2.0 EcoBlue diesel engine. The manufacturer says it should be a valuable option for the popular 18-seater Transit
The new ten-speed automatic transmission increases the comfort and ease of use of the Transit. It has been developed in-house and is already to be found in the Ford F-150 pick-up and sporty Ford Mustang. Ford states the gearbox is designed to minimize fuel costs and to have the engine run more efficiently. Available on the rear-wheel drive variants of the Transit with the new 170 hp 2.0-liter EcoBlue HDT (Heavy Duty Truck) diesel engine, the 10-speed automatic transmission has undergone long-term performance and wear tests to ensure its durability during intensive use. The new transmission builds on a host of updates that the Transit has undergone in 2019, including electrified engines, higher payload and improved connectivity. The front-wheel drive versions of the Transit remain unchanged with a six-speed automatic transmission.