Re: Peeking Inside The GM/Ford Transverse Nine Speed Transmission
This has been repeated on virtually all of my favorite sites this morning. Most are leaving out a key piece of information, however. Specifically, from Automotive News:
"Ford didn't get quite the result it anticipated from the arrangement, signed five years ago this month. It has elected not to use GM's nine-speed transmission out of the box, opting instead for a series of new eight-speed transmissions on vehicles such as the Ford Edge, Ford Transit Connect and Lincoln Nautilus.
The first of those is based off the nine-speed, dropping one of the gears. The second eight-speed, for higher-performance vehicles such as the upcoming Edge ST and V-6 version of the Nautilus, adapts a six-speed that was co-developed with GM as part of a 2002 tie-up. A third eight-speed is expected for smaller, lower-torque vehicles."
I had no idea that the Edge ST and Nautilus were using a modified version of the existing 6-speed. I hope the shift logic is improved.
2017 MKX 2.7T Black Label