This new transmission can be specified in arrangement with the 130 PS and 170 PS versions of the Ford EcoBlue engine, and Auto-Start-Stop is included on all variants and will available early 2017
The transmission has been specially engineered for the Transit functionality, a new torque converter and external casing to optimise refinement has been included, and is based on a highly hard wearing design that has proven itself with formidable front-wheel drive vehicles in North America, with a torque capacity of more than 415 Nm.
Exclusive calibration ensures that the transmission is perfectly matched to the torque delivery of the Ford EcoBlue diesel engine, giving responsive performance together with fantastic fuel economy, and CO2 emissions as low as 174 g/km on Transit Custom. The transmission can sense when the vehicle is on a road with a steep gradient, or transporting a heavy load, and tweaks the shifting strategy for optimal efficiency.
The electronically-controlled transmission provides smooth and fast gear changes – with average shift times of less than 0.5 seconds – and the SelectShift facility offers the choice of manual shifting for enhanced control using a switch mounted on the side of the gear lever. The Auto-Start-Stop feature has been tuned to meet the needs of commercial vehicle customers, with an on-demand electric pump to keep transmission pressure so that the driver can pull away as soon as the engine has re-started.