BorgWarner provides its GenV electro-hydraulically actuated all-wheel drive (AWD) coupling for the Volvo XC90 luxury SUV based on the new scalable product architecture (SPA).
The electronically controlled wet multi-plate clutch automatically varies torque distribution between the front and rear axle. Because the coupling functions independently of differential speed between the front and the rear axle, full locking torque is available at any given time and speed, depending on the road conditions and vehicle load distribution.
BorgWarner supplies Eco-Launch(TM) stop/start accumulator technology and multi-segment wet friction plates for the new 8-speed rear-wheel drive automatic transmission (8L45) from General Motors.
To enable the transmission’s stop/start functionality, BorgWarner’s Eco-Launch hydraulic accumulator and solenoid valve provide rapid, quiet and smooth engagements during engine restarts.
BorgWarner’s advanced friction plate technology reduces drag and enhances shift feel. Improving fuel economy up to five percent compared with similar 6-speed automatic transmissions, the 8L45 transmission will debut on the 2016 Cadillac CT6 and will also drive the 2016 Cadillac CTS and ATS.
BorgWarner supplies Eco-Launch™ stop/start accumulator technology and multi-segment wet friction plates for the new 8-speed rear-wheel drive automatic transmission (8L45) from General Motors.
To enable the transmission’s stop/start functionality, BorgWarner’s Eco-Launch hydraulic accumulator and solenoid valve are said to provide rapid, quiet and smooth engagements during engine restarts.
BorgWarner’s friction plate technology reduces drag and enhances shift feel. Improving fuel economy up to 5 percent compared with similar 6-speed automatic transmissions, the 8L45 transmission will debut on the 2016 Cadillac CT6 and will also drive the 2016 Cadillac CTS and ATS.
BorgWarner provides its variable cam timing (VCT) and engine timing systems for the new I4 engine family from Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).
Based on a configurable and flexible architecture to improve manufacturing efficiency and calibration strategies, the engines deliver high performance, reduced emissions and improved fuel economy.
For reliable variable cam timing, BorgWarner’s compact torsional assist (TA) phaser technology actuates rapidly resulting in improved performance, while its latest chain and tensioner technologies deliver lower friction and improve wear resistance.
BorgWarner Provides Friction Technology for Volkswagen’s Hybrid Dual-Clutch Transmission in VW Golf, Audi A3 e-tron
BorgWarner (NYSE: BWA) supplies its high-performance wet friction technology for Volkswagen’s new hybrid DQ 400e dual-clutch transmission, launching in the 2014 Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3 e-tron.
The new transmission for hybrid vehicles with transversely mounted engines employs three clutches (a dual-clutch module plus a disconnecting clutch) to smoothly connect and disconnect the electric engine from the drivetrain. For all three clutches, BorgWarner’s leading wet friction technology significantly improves shift performance and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) while improving fuel economy.
With displacements between 3.5 and 5.5 liters and power ratings ranging from 249 to 549 HP (185 kW – 410 kW), these powerful engines are available in the Mercedes-Benz C-, E- and S-Classes.
Specially designed for gasoline direct-injection (GDI) engines running stratified combustion, BorgWarner’s compact multi-spark ignition coil technology enlarges the ignition zone for more controlled and optimized combustion, improved fuel economy and reduced emissions.
Cold-Start Technology Helps Reduce Emissions and Improve Fuel Economy
BorgWarner is supplying its Pressure Sensor Glow Plug (PSG) for Volkswagen’s all new diesel engines starting with the 1.4-liter version and then adding the 1.6-and 2.0-liter versions later this year.
Based on the new modular diesel engine system (MDB), the fuel-efficient, low-emission engines offer power ratings ranging from 55 kW (74 HP) to 140 kW (188 HP) and have been selected to be installed in several vehicles from VW, Audi, Seat and Škoda to meet Euro 6 emissions standards.
Global powertrain supplier BorgWarner finalized its acquisition of Gustav Wahler GmbH & Co. KG. A producer of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valves and tubes and engine thermostats for on- and off-road applications, Wahler’s customers include leading automotive manufacturers from around the world.
“The addition of Wahler complements our current EGR valve, cooler and tube technologies while expanding BorgWarner’s product portfolio to include thermostats,” said James R. Verrier, President and Chief Executive Officer, BorgWarner.
BorgWarner will expand its Powertrain Technical Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan, to support programs in North America and supplement its global network of technical centers. The nearly 46,000-square-foot addition will include space for program managers, sales and engineering professionals. The expansion is expected to be complete in early 2015 and support up to 200 regular full-time jobs at the BorgWarner facility.
BorgWarner supplies turbocharging technology for Hyundai’s new 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline direct injection (T-GDI) engine.
Available in the U.S. for the Veloster Turbo passenger car, the turbocharged engine features a maximum output of 150 kW (204 HP), an increase of 46 percent compared with Hyundai’s standard 1.6-liter GDI engine.
“Combined with Hyundai’s direct-injection technology, BorgWarner’s turbo charging expertise helps achieve a fuel efficient and responsive engine for an exhilarating driving experience,” said BorgWarner president and general manager Frederic Lissalde. “We are very pleased to expand our successful relationship with Hyundai Motor Company through our supply of advanced turbo charging technology for gasoline engines.”