Mondeo Gets Added Six Appeal | Part Three

Despite its compactness and lightweight (weighing just 52 kilograms dry), the new transmission is well suited to high-torque applications like the Duratorq TDCi engine, and its design architecture has the flexibility to be upgraded for future applications that are more powerful or performance-oriented.

The transmission offers excellent shiftability, via one central gear selector unit. Its cold-shiftability is also improved over previous generation units. It requires less than two litres of low-friction synthetic lubricant.

The joint venture between Getrag and Ford for the engineering and manufacture of manual transmissions in Europe came into operation in 2001. The joint venture has its headquarters in Cologne and has ownership of the former manual transmission operations of Ford in Europe, together with development, engineering and testing facilities.

The new six speed manual transmission is part of a process of continuous improvement in the Mondeo powertrain range. Since its introduction in 2000, the new Ford Mondeo has extended its powertrain offerings with new Duratorq TDCi engines and a new Durashift 5-Tronic automatic transmission designed for higher output engines.

Mondeo Six Speed Manual Transmission - Gear Ratios

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Reverse Final Drive Set
3.077 1.864 1.241 0.842 0.886 0.711 1.360 4.071 (1/2/3/4)/2.850 (5/6/Rev)
12.526 7.588 5.052 3.428 2.525 2.026 11.926 Overall
Published 17 February 2003 Melanie Carter

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