GM-Ford 6-speed automatic transmission


GM-Ford 6-speed automatic transmission

Infobox Automobile
name=6T70/6F
production=2006–
manufacturer=General Motors/Ford
class=6-speed transverse automatic transmission
predecessor=4T60-E/4T65-E
4T80-E
AX4N
similar=Aisin AF33

General Motors and Ford Motor Company teamed up in 2002 to create a new automatic transmission design. The companies jointly committed to investing US$720 million in their manufacturing plants to support the new tranmission. It is a compact transaxle designed for transverse engine applications in cars and light trucks.

Each company will name and manufacture the transmission separately:
* Ford will build the 6F at their Van Dyke Transmission Plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan and in the future at Sharonville Transmission in Sharonville, Ohio
* GM builds the 6T70 and 6T75 at Warren Transmission in Warren, Michigan with production starting in July, 2006 [cite web|url=http://autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060823/FREE/60821020/1024/LATESTNEWS|title=GM Powertrain Plans|work=AutoWeek|accessdate=August 23|accessyear=2006]

Ford claims the 6F is designed to handle 300 hp (224 kW) and 280 ft·lbf (380 N·m), while General Motors rates their 6T70 to Convert|315|hp|kW|0|abbr=on and auto ftlbf|280 and the 6T75 to Convert|315|hp|kW|0|abbr=on and auto ftlbf|300.

The first application of the technology is the 2007 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossover SUVs as well as the Saturn Aura sedan and Saturn Outlook crossover. It was also used for the Pontiac G6 GTP models, and the GMC Acadia models for 2007..Gear ratios:

Applications:

GM:
* 2007 Saturn Aura "XR"
* 2007 Pontiac G6 "GTP"
* 2007 Saturn Outlook
* 2007 GMC Acadia
* 2008 Buick Enclave
* 2008 Chevrolet Malibu "LTZ (LY7 V6 Option)"
* 2009 Chevrolet Traverse

Ford:
* 2007 Ford Edge
* 2007 Lincoln MKX
* 2008 Ford Taurus
* 2008 Ford Taurus X
* 2008 Mercury Sable
* 2009 Ford Flex
* 2009 Lincoln MKS
* 2009 Ford Escape
* 2009 Mercury Mariner
* 2009 Mazda Tribute

ee also

* List of Ford transmissions
* List of GM transmissions

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