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Exclamation Automatic 6R80 Switch = SPORT MODE not Hill Assist !!!

The 6R80 (Auto Trans) is very similar to the ZF 6 Speed Automatics used in BMWs and Jaquars.

Ford calls the button on the handle "Hill Assist". BMW and Jaguar have switches on the console and they call theirs..... "SPORT MODE". I've owned several automatic BMWs and have used these feature a lot! Can you say FUN!

I can't believe Ford messed up by NOT calling this function "SPORT MODE". What bunch of knuckleheads in their Marketing Division.

The new Ford 6R80 six-speed automatic transmission has been extensively tuned to deliver smooth, quick shifts almost imperceptibly to the driver, reinforcing the car-like refinement of the new Ranger.

In Normal mode, the calibration focuses on comfort and fuel economy. For sportier driving, a quick flick of the shifter changes the transmission into Sport mode. This provides later shift points and the driver can manually select gears through a forward (downshift) or rearward (upshift) movement.
ZF 6HP26 transmission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

ZF 6HP26

Ford has developed their own version based off this exact platform called the 6r60 and 6r80. Therefore certain Ford vehicles will not be listed.*
Ford 6R transmission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

6R Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 2005–present
Model years 2005–present
Predecessor Ford AOD
Class 6-speed longitudinal automatic transmission

Related ZF 6HP26

The 6R is a six-speed automatic transmission for longitudinal engine placement in rear-wheel drive vehicles. It is based on the ZF 6HP26 transmission[1] and is built under license by the Ford Motor Company at its Livonia Transmission plant in Livonia, Michigan. The 6R debuted in 2005 in the 2006 model year Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer.

[edit] 6R80Applications:

2008-present Ford Expedition
2008-present Lincoln Navigator
2008-present Ford Explorer
2007-present Ford Explorer Sport Trac
2008-present Mercury Mountaineer
2009-present Ford F-150
2011 Ford Territory (SZ-series TCDi model)
2011-present Ford Mustang V6, GT 2011-present Ford Ranger 2.2L, 3.2L

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