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BorgWarner (BWA) Will Provide Turbochargers To JCB Power Systems For Off-Highway Use

BorgWarner just announced that it has been chosen by JCB Power Systems to provide turbochargers for use in vehicles made for off-highway applications, such as construction and agriculture. JCB Power Systems will use BorgWarner’s astegate and variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers in the newest Dieselmax 4.4-Liter engine models beginning in 2012. BorgWarner’s technology will help JCB Power Systems produce engines that have the necessary power for off-highway applications and that meet new emissions requirements mandating … Read the rest

BorgWarner (BWA) Turbochargers Used In CNG Engines From Opel and Volkswagon

BporgWarner turbochargers are being used to improve performance in new compressed natural gas (CNG) engines from Opel and Volkswagon. BorgWarner’s technology is currently being used in the Opel 1.6-liter compressed natural gas (CNG) engine and the VW 1.4-liter TSI EcoFuel engine.

With the help of BorgWarner’s turbochargers, both engines were able to achieve 150 horsepower, so they have the pickup that previous CNG engines lacked while still providing great fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. … Read the rest

BorgWarner (BWA) To Provide Energy And Drivetrain Tech For 2010 Ford Fusion And Mercury Milan

BorgWarner just announced that its energy and drivetrain technologies will be used in the 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan. The company’s contributions include Cam Torque Actuated (CTA(TM)) variable cam timing (VCT) technology, the first of its kind, which improves the efficiency and fuel economy of the engine. BorgWarner also designed chain timing systems for the 2.5 and 3 liter engines. For the model 6F35 6-speed automatic transmission, BorgWarner contributed the HY-VO chain, friction plates … Read the rest

BorgWarner (BWA) And UQM (UQM) To Collaborate

BorgWarner and UQM just announced that they will combine their powers to develop electric powertrain products for HEVs and EVs. They intend to start out their partnership by working on a mashup of  UQM Technologies’ PowerPhase® electric propulsion system and BorgWarner’s 31-03 eGearDrive™ transmission for the Coda electric car.  The Coda is expected to be out in California next year.

This combo should provide the Coda with 2,000 Nm (1,500 ft-lbs) of torque with a … Read the rest

BorgWarner (BWA) Chosen To Supply Technology For ZF 8-speed Automatic Transmission For BMW

BorgWarner just announced that it has been chosen to supply its friction materials and plates for BMW’s new ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. BorgWarner’s technology will be used at key clutch points in the new transmission to improve fuel economy and enhance performance on the 2010 BMW 760i.

In a press release, John Sanderson, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Drivetrain Systems, commented on the news:

“The ZF 8HP automatic transmission shifts gears in only fractions of … Read the rest

BorgWarner (BWA) To Supply First Automotive Works

BorgWarner just announced that it has been selected to supply China’s First Automotive Works with its turbochargers and EGR valves. Under the agreement, Borgwarner will supply First Automotive Works with the products beginning in 2010. First Automotive Works will use the turbo-chargers in their new gasoline engines and the EGR valves in their diesel engines to help the company’s vehicles meet the new China 4 emissions standards.

In a press release, Roger Wood, President and … Read the rest

BorgWarner (BWA) Creates Optimized TurboCharger For Fiat Engine

BorgWarner just announced that it has produced an optimized turbocharger for the new high-torque, 1.8-liter direct-injection gasoline engine from Fiat. BorgWarner’s turbocharger design increases the fuel economy of the engine without sacrificing the level of engine power that people expect from Fiat. BorgWarner unveiled the new turbocharger at the Geneva Motor Show. It will be available consumers in the Lancia Delta and the Alfa Romeo 159.

In a press release, Roger Wood, the president of … Read the rest

New Fuel Standards May Give BorgWarner (BWA) and Johnson Controls (JCI) A Boost

The government’s new fuel standards may give a life to BorgWarner and Johnson Controls, according to Chicago’s Daily Herald. The new mileage standards require automakers to raise the average efficiency of the vehicles they sell to 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016.

BorgWarner could benefit from these standards by selling its superchargers to give small, more efficient engines more power, while Johnson Control’s work in the field of lithium batteries could pay off as hybrids … Read the rest

BorgWarner (BWA) To Supply Fiat With DualTronic(R) Transmission Control System

BorgWarner just announced that it will be supplying Fiat Powertrain Technologies with its DualTronic Transmission Control System to be used in Fiat’s first dry dual-clutch transmission. The fuel-saving technology will be available on the Alfa Romeo MiTo late this year, and then its use will expand to include many Fiat, Lancia and Alfa mid-sized C and D segment models starting next year.

John Sanderson, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Transmission Systems, commented on the announcement … Read the rest