An nameless supply supplied the publication with these revealing photographs, which present a handbook transmission with six speeds and a “C” gear. Presumably, that “C” stands for “crawl.” There are additionally new photographs that give us a better have a look at the Bronco’s engine, suspension, and sprint setup.
The seven-speed handbook appears good for the soon-to-be-revealed Ford Bronco SUV. Getrag’s personal info factors to the transmission being aimed toward massive rear-wheel-drive autos—implying a longitudinal engine configuration, which the brand new Bronco is certain to have—and being configurable for five-, six-, and seven-speed setups. The transmission can deal with as much as 443 lb-ft of torque and helps all-wheel-drive purposes.
The non-obligatory ultra-low crawler gear would act as a de-facto low-range—minus a separate two-speed switch case. With the low crawl gear, Getrag’s new transmission boasts a large ratio unfold—the hole between the bottom and tallest gears—of as much as 11. Getrag says the transmission is even appropriate with hybrid powertrains, so perhaps we’ll additionally see it within the Ford Bronco Hybrid. A stick-shift, off-road targeted, gasoline-electric hybrid SUV? What is that this world coming to?
Assuming this nifty stick-shift setup is certainly headed for the following Bronco, it would not be the one transmission alternative. Ford is extensively anticipated to supply a 10-speed automated, because it does within the Ranger and F-150 pickup vehicles, and both transmission may bolt as much as a model of the two.3-liter EcoBoost turbo-four from the Ranger or a stronger V-6 pulled from the bigger F-150. It should not be lengthy till we discover out if Ford will actually supply a seven-speed handbook (or any handbook, for that matter) on the revived off-road nameplate (we additionally will then know if the opposite breaking Bronco information, its paint color options, is true). The Blue Oval says that the 2021 Ford Bronco will debut in July.