Ford patented 11-step automatic transmission

June 14, 2015 at 9:59 pm

Ford has received a patent for a 11-speed automatic transmission of its own design. The application was filed in October 2013, but United States Patent and Trademark Office published the document only these days.

Ford F-150 Raptor 2017 picture

Ford F-150 Raptor 2017 pics

Document is entitled as “multistage transmission”, and in the brief description indicates that the device is a gearbox with eleven stages and one reverse gear. This patent describes just three designs – with a different arrangement of gears and clutches.

Ford F-150 Raptor 2017 pics

Ford F-150 Raptor 2017 image

Paul Seredinskii – Ford spokesman on issues relating to performance and transmission – information about obtaining a patent is not confirmed nor denied. It is also not known whether the company is going to apply to development in their models. According Seredinskii, the document still does not point to the company’s plans to launch a development into production.
Ford together with GM develops nine- and ten step “automatic”. For the first time a ten mission is going to appear on the “charged” pick-up Ford F-150 Raptor 2017 model year. In addition, it is possible that such transmission will receive and Mustang of the current generation.