Will the Ford Super Duty get a 10-speed automatic transmission soon? A recent report describes the plans for the Sharonville, Ohio transmission manufacturing facility to start production of a 10R140 transmission (a heavy duty version of the 10-speed automatic) in August, 2019. [Thanks to Alex Stelling for bringing our attention to this report.]
The Sharonville plant currently produces the 6R140 transmission, the 6-speed automatic used in the current Ford Super Duty. The report states that the plant will make an investment in “extensive retooling” in order to start producing the 10R140 in August of 2019.
What do all of these codenames mean: 6R140, 10R80, and 10R140? In 6R140, the ‘6’ stands for six forward gears/speeds, the ‘R’ stands for rear-wheel-drive application, and ‘140’ stands from 1,400 N-m maximum input torque capacity. 1,400 Newton-meters converts to approximately 1,032 lb-ft of torque. The 6R140 transmission is also referred to a the TorqShift, and you can find it in the 6.7L Power Stroke V8-powered 2017 Super Duty.
The 10R80 is the new 10-speed automatic that is found in the 2018 Ford F-150 trucks, including the Ford Raptor. According to the codename translation, the 10R80 transmission is rated up to a maximum of (800 N-m) 590 lb-ft of torque input.
According to the report, the 10R140 transmission will be available in the later part of 2019. This means that it will most likely be featured in the 2020 Ford Super Duty. Based on the transmission rating, the 2020 Ford Super Duty diesel could be producing close to, but no more than 1,000 lb-ft of torque.