Ford 10R80 Automatic Transmission

10R80 10 speed Automatic Transmission Specs, Ratios

The 10R80 is a ten speed automatic transmission developed jointly between Ford Motor Company and General Motors. The collaboration between the two company's was announced officially via press release in 2013. An important goal of the project, as reported by Ford Motor Company, was to "maximize part commonality"; presumably to lower manufacturing costs and ultimately the cost of both production and replacement parts. Both GM and Ford have made statements regarding the fact that, while the physical transmission was designed jointly, programming of the transmission will be unique to each manufacturer and therefore their respective powertrain configurations will not necessarily be reminiscent of each other. It is not uncommon for competing manufacturers to seek joint ventures on drivetrain products, however the scope of this project has attracted particular attention; the fact that the Sierra and Silverado brands are the F-150's closest competition seems to have ignited widespread curiosity behind each company's motives.

The 10R80 features 10 forward speeds, 3 of which are overdrive ratios. It's deep 4.69 to 1 first gear ratio is the lowest in its class. An integrated electric transmission fluid pump permits the "start-stop" feature with minimal delay. Like the six speed 6R80, the 10R80 features three driving modes - "Tow Haul", "Sport", and "Normal", with each driving mode modifying the shift schedule and characteristics to compliment particular forms of driving behavior. Because the transmission features 10 forward speeds performance and, more importantly, fuel economy is maximized by the transmission's ability to select an ideal ratio for current driving conditions, such as engine speed, load, and vehicle speed. The transmission is standard on the 2017 F-150 equipped with the 3.5L EcoBoost in both the standard Ford F-150 and F-150 Raptor models. A stacked numerical (1 through 10) readout in the gauge cluster identifies the currently selected gear ratio in real time.

 

Ford 10R80 10 Speed Gear Ratios

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

R

4.69 : 1

2.98 : 1

2.14 : 1

1.76 : 1

1.52 : 1

1.27 : 1

1.00 : 1

0.85 : 1

0.68 : 1

0.63 : 1

4.86 : 1

 

Ford 10R80 10 Speed Automatic Transmission Specs

Transmission:

Ford 10R80

Type:

10 speed triple overdrive automatic transmission

Assembly Plant:

Livonia Transmission plant Livonia, Michigan

Predecessor:

Ford 6R80 (not replaced altogether by 10R80)

Applications:

2017 Ford F-150 w/ 3.5L EcoBoost V-6, 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, 2018 Ford F-150, 2018 Ford Mustang

Case Material:

Aluminum

Weight:

~ 235 for rear wheel drive/2 wheel drive applications

~230 lbs for 4 wheel drive applications

Transmission Fluid Spec:

MERCON ULV (Motorcraft XT-12-QULV)

Transmission Fluid Capacity:

13 qts (U.S. quarts)

Transmission Fluid Filter P/N:

Motorcraft FT202

Normal ATF Operating Temp:

206 °F - 215 °F

Service Intervals:

Replace transmission fluid and filter every 150,000 miles

Features:

3 overdrive gears, integrated electric fluid pump to permit start-stop function, instrument cluster readout displaying current gear at all times, adaptive learning cycle perpetually making transmission shift schedule adjustments in order to maximize acceleration, fuel economy, and performance.

10

10 forward speeds

R

Rear wheel drive applications

80

800 N-m nominal max input torque capacity