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Old 07-20-2003, 02:26   #1 (permalink)
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hearing a couple of rumours from work (ford supplier) that the series 2 will offer a 6 speed for the turbo.
anyone else heard or know anything?
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Old 07-21-2003, 23:30   #2 (permalink)
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6 speed.

Yep the BA series 2's will have a 6speed auto. They will be a fair bit quicker to 100k's and over the 1/4 mile also. Have spoken to a few engineers at ford who say the 6speed works extremely well behind the turbo engine. It can cope with a lot more power also.
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Re: 6 speed rumours

Has anyone actually driven a 6 speed auto?
I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has.
I cant quite imagine what it would be like in heavy traffic etc? How many gear selections would it be making?
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Old 07-22-2003, 00:36   #4 (permalink)
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Six speed Auto??? The current Auto is only a 4 speed, are you sure they will add 2 more gears? Maybe they mean 6 speed manual.
Happy to be proved wrong.
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its going to be six speed auto, a six speed has actually less moving parts than a 5 so six is more than likely.

I havent heard any rumors bout the manual yet!
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Re: 6 speed rumours

NO one can say for certain that there WILL be a 6 speed for series II. It's been rumoured yes, and the 6 speed mentioned as been the ZF used in Jaguars. I'm sure it would be a great box and If it was offered in the Xr6 Turbo but they still offered the T5 I would bite the bullet and buy an auto! Unfortunately I don't face this dilemma due to insuffeicent funds.
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Re: 6 speed rumours

was actually mentioned in the current motor mag. can't remember everything off the top of my head but, as far as i can remember, it's the one used by Jaguar (as mentioned by Cobra), will be capable of sustaining upto 630Nm of punishment (supercharged GTHO?), will be smaller and lighter than current 4 speed auto. can only be a good thing if this is true.
ford had better bring it on soon, along with a 6 speed manual (with sensible gear ratios!). hopefully should fit both V8 and turbo6
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if it is or not the jag unit, either way it would be better than the current 4 speed.
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Re: 6 speed rumours

the six speed (IMO) is a waste of time with the turbo ... a three speed would be better at keeping the turbo on the boil .... the torque curve of the XRT does not need 6 speeds

so ... yes , this said, Ford will probably try and con us with a 6 speed
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the six speed (IMO) is a waste of time with the turbo ... a three speed would be better at keeping the turbo on the boil .... the torque curve of the XRT does not need 6 speeds

so ... yes , this said, Ford will probably try and con us with a 6 speed
but a three speed would mean taller ratios, which means the car would come off boost every gear change from the tall gear ratios!

So with shorter ratios of the six speed the revs would be kept high and on boost.
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