AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- BorgWarner supplies the engine timing system and transmission components for the all-new 2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee, the first vehicle to feature Chrysler Group LLC's all-new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. Compared with its predecessor, the new 290-horsepower engine improves torque by 11 percent, horsepower by 38 percent and fuel economy by 11 percent, enabling the Grand Cherokee to deliver up to 23 mpg. The engine is built at Chrysler Group plants in Trenton, Michigan, and Saltillo, Mexico.
"Nearly 20 years ago, Jeep pioneered the premium SUV segment," said Timothy M. Manganello, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BorgWarner. "We are pleased that Chrysler Group has chosen BorgWarner technologies for the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the company's most advanced V6 engine."
BorgWarner Morse TEC's timing system with silent chains delivers superior performance, industry-leading noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) characteristics, precision timing and durability. Joint development between Chrysler Group and Morse TEC engineers optimized the Pentastar system's performance and resulted in lower chain tensions as well as improved durability, NVH and engine efficiency.
In addition, the 2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee's five-speed automatic transmission features high-energy friction plates and sprag one-way clutches supplied by BorgWarner Drivetrain Systems.
Auburn Hills, Michigan-based BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for vehicle powertrain applications worldwide. The company operates manufacturing and technical facilities in 60 locations in 18 countries. Customers include Chrysler Group LLC, VW/Audi, Ford, Toyota, Renault/Nissan, General Motors, Hyundai/Kia, Daimler, Fiat, BMW, Honda, John Deere, PSA, and MAN. The Internet address for BorgWarner is: http://www.borgwarner.com.
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