BorgWarner Inc., a large auto supplier in Auburn Hills, has announced that its VTG turbocharger will boost the power output of numerous vehicles for a global automaker.
The new contract expands BorgWarner’s existing business with the OEM, further broadening the scope of technologies it is supplying to an array of vehicle programs, says the company.
According to BorgWarner, the VTG turbocharger offers benefits for modern hybrid and combustion engines such as improved power output, reduced emissions, and higher temperature capabilities.
“BorgWarner continues to support our customers by developing advanced products to proactively address emission regulations and the ongoing changes in the automotive industry,” said Joe Fadool, president and general manager of BorgWarner Emissions, Thermal, and Turbo Systems. “Innovative technologies, such as our VTG turbochargers for gasoline engines, are paving the way for meeting emissions regulations of the future.”
BorgWarner’s new VTG turbochargers are being built for the automaker’s 1.0-liter gasoline engines and are capable of supplying required boost pressures while reducing emissions at the same time. The company’s latest solution is able to withstand exhaust gas temperatures of up to 980 degrees Celsius and allows reliable operation under the toughest conditions, according to BorgWarner. Additionally, the company says its advanced technology enables “excellent response time” at very low rpm, smooth power delivery, and enhanced fuel efficiency.
The latest VTG turbochargers can be applied to modern gasoline engines, including engine concepts that use the Miller cycle to increase engine efficiency. In fact, BorgWarner says, VTG turbocharging technology is an optimum system for this type of cycle and highly effective for combustion and hybrid vehicles. In addition, the technology supports the shift from diesel to gasoline powered engines.