BorgWarner will produce engine timing systems for Fiat Powertrain Technologies’ (FPT) new two-cylinder TWIN-AIR engine, including the 65-horsepower naturally aspirated, and the 85- and 105-horsepower turbocharged variants.
The only two-cylinder car engine available in Europe, the new TWIN-AIR engine achieves the lowest emissions for a gasoline-powered car, emitting just 95g/km of CO2. Due in part to its small size, low-weight and low-friction design, the new engine increases fuel economy 12 percent compared with FPT’s 1.2-liter engine and delivers up to 25 percent higher horsepower in its 85-horsepower version. Debuting in the Fiat 500 this fall, the engine is expected to be available in several other small car models.
“BorgWarner’s engine timing system delivers a combination of low weight, low friction and low noise in a compact package, making it ideally suited for FPT’s groundbreaking engine technology,” said James Verrier, president and general manager, BorgWarner Morse TEC. Initially powered by gasoline or compressed natural gas, the two-cylinder TWIN-AIR engine also has the potential for hybrid applications with start/stop technologies.