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#41 OFFLINE   jpd80

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:56 PM

Correct, a lot of this is simply to match expected builds through to the finish,

you probably find that that Ford is discontinuing the 5-speed manual soon

but not bothering with a calibration for the 6MT for such a small build.

 

I'm curious about the SEL and whether that will placate a few buyer are annoyed

by the lack of options in SE - it might work if cross shopper actually know it exists...


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:33 AM

Today I read that the Irapuato Transmission plant that produces the current Powershift (dry clutch)is ending production and being replaced with a new transmission said to be going into the next Fiesta & next Focus. The new 3 cylinder engine will be built at the Chihuahua plant and will go in the next Fiesta, but no mention of the Focus & EcoSport using this engine..Also mentioned was the next Focus production at the Hermosillo plant is to begin at the end of 2018


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:58 AM

Also mentioned was the next Focus production at the Hermosillo plant is to begin at the end of 2018

That makes sense, Focus production at MAP ends in April/May 2018 and Ranger beginning in late 2018.

What? What happened?


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:01 AM

Today I read that the Irapuato Transmission plant that produces the current Powershift (dry clutch)is ending production and being replaced with a new transmission said to be going into the next Fiesta & next Focus. The new 3 cylinder engine will be built at the Chihuahua plant and will go in the next Fiesta, but no mention of the Focus & EcoSport using this engine..Also mentioned was the next Focus production at the Hermosillo plant is to begin at the end of 2018

 

 

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Ford spent US$ 1.2 billion to build a transmission plant within the premises of a facility used by transmission supplier and partner Getrag, located in the city of Irapuato in the state of Guanajuato. The project will create 2,000 jobs.

The new transmission plant —Ford’s first transmission facility in Mexico— will produce two all-new automatic transmissions for key products primarily in South America, Europe and Asia Pacific as well as other North American markets.


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:16 AM

That was another weakness of the old dry clutch trans.  It wasn't rated to handle the torque of the EB engines.  Even the smaller 1.0EB was too much torque.  Hopefully these new trans are all built with EB in mind.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:54 AM

That was another weakness of the old dry clutch trans.  It wasn't rated to handle the torque of the EB engines.  Even the smaller 1.0EB was too much torque.  Hopefully these new trans are all built with EB in mind.

 

The current Focus 2.0L GDI engine used with the current DCT dry clutch powershift is 146 lb/ft.    The 1.0EB is 148 lb/ft.    I don't think it was torque capacity that drove the 1.0EB to the 6F15.



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