BorgWarner Awarded Turbocharger Business for 4-Cylinder Ford EcoBoost Engines

Combination of BorgWarner's Turbo Technology and Gasoline Direct Injection Enables Engines to Downsize, Increase Fuel Economy 20%, without Sacrificing Power

Jan 12, 2010, 08:30 ET from BorgWarner Inc.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ford selected BorgWarner's leading gasoline turbocharger technology for the company's new four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, scheduled to make its global debut early in 2010. The direct-injected 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter gasoline engines combine turbocharging and fuel injection technology to deliver greater fuel economy.

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As previously announced, BorgWarner will also supply turbochargers for rear-wheel drive trucks featuring Ford's 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine. Ford expects up to 90% of its nameplates sold in North America will be available with downsized direct-injected turbocharged engines by 2013.

"Pairing BorgWarner's advanced turbocharging technology with Ford's gasoline direct injection on the EcoBoost engines allows drivers to experience the benefits of up to 20% better fuel economy without sacrificing performance or comfort," said Roger Wood, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo & Emissions Systems. "We are pleased to work with Ford to optimize these benefits so that millions of consumers will enjoy exceptional engine responsiveness with more miles to the gallon."

The combination of turbocharged power and gasoline direct injection enables a down-sized Ford EcoBoost engine to deliver improved torque and smooth power delivery over the entire engine speed range with no turbo lag. Through a worldwide development program, BorgWarner and Ford engineers from North America and Europe worked to maximize performance and fuel economy. Whether driving in the city or on the highway, the technology offers consumers real-world benefits.

As a leader in turbocharging technology, BorgWarner pioneered turbocharging advances for gasoline direct-injection engines which led to several innovations, including gas-flow components adapted to the special demands of direct-injection gasoline engines and an integral manifold for improved energy efficiency and more power. BorgWarner was also the first worldwide turbocharger manufacturer to develop temperature-resistant materials for key turbocharger components to withstand exhaust temperatures as high as 1,050 degrees C throughout the lifetime of the vehicle. BorgWarner has been actively increasing capacity to meet the high-growth potential for turbocharged vehicles that require more powerful, yet fuel- and space-efficient engines.

BorgWarner Turbo & Emissions Systems is a leading global producer of turbochargers, exhaust gas recirculation valves and other engine air management systems for passenger cars, light trucks and commercial vehicles. These systems are designed to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance vehicle performance.

Auburn Hills, Michigan-based BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for vehicle powertrain applications worldwide. The FORTUNE 500 company operates manufacturing and technical facilities in 60 locations in 18 countries. Customers include VW/Audi, Ford, Toyota, Renault/Nissan, General Motors, Hyundai/Kia, Daimler, Chrysler, Fiat, BMW, Honda, John Deere, PSA, and MAN. The Internet address for BorgWarner is:

BorgWarner's award-winning turbocharging technology and established expertise as a leading supplier in gasoline applications are important factors in supporting customers in the relatively new and growing arena of turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engines.

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SOURCE BorgWarner Inc.