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TorqShift Tranny for 2011 Ford Super Duty

American manufacturer Ford announced today it will start production of a new TorqShift six-speed automatic transmission at the Sharonville Transmission Plant in Ohio, a transmission which will go into the 2011 Ford Super Duty.

“Our experienced and skilled work force is proud to build the new 6R140 heavy-duty TorqShift six-speed transmission,” said Tom Thieman, Sharonville plant manager. “Given the quality awards our team has received for the previous Super Duty transmission, we are building on a solid foundation to produce the 6R140 to the highest quality standards, with a laser focus on customer satisfaction.”

The new transmission has several features, including SelectShift Automatic with Progressive Range Select and Live Drive PTO (Power Take Off). The unit will be paired with the new 6.7l Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel engine and the 6.2l V8 gasoline engine.

“The Ford Sharonville Transmission Plant is a vital part of our community and the surrounding region. We are very fortunate to have such a successful company continue to invest in our future. Ford is important to Sharonville and their jobs are important to the families of our area,” said Sharonville Mayor Virgil Lovitt.

According to the carmaker, the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel engine produces best-in-class 735 ft.-lb. of torque at 1,600 rpm and best-in-class 390 horsepower at 2,800 rpm.

The powerplant averages a 18 percent improvement for pickup models and up to 25 percent improvement for chassis cabs versus 2010 models in terms of fuel economy.

 
 
 
 
 

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