BorgWarner Engine Timing Systems, EGR and Diesel Cold-Start Technologies Drive Ford's Duratorq TDCi Global Euro 5 Engine Family

BorgWarner's Advanced Technologies Help Increase Fuel Economy, Reduce Emissions and Improve Performance

Oct 21, 2011, 08:43 ET from BorgWarner Inc.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BorgWarner (NYSE: BWA) produces engine timing systems, exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) tubes and Instant Start Systems for Ford's new Duratorq TDCi Global Euro 5 engine family, which launched in several countries recently. The engine family includes the I4 2.2-liter and I5 3.2-liter diesel engines that power the Ford Transit, Fiat Ducato, PSA Boxer, LR Defender and Ford T6-GCP-Ranger.

"With Ford's engine manufacturing sites in Turkey, South America, South Africa, and Thailand, the Duratorq TDCi Euro 5 engine family is truly a global endeavor," said Timothy M. Manganello, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BorgWarner. "BorgWarner is proud to produce a number of advanced technologies that contribute to the increased fuel economy, reduced emissions and improved performance of these engines."

Engineers at BorgWarner Morse TEC used a systematic approach of modeling, simulation testing and tuning to develop the complete engine timing system, featuring a new highly wear-resistant bushing chain and streamlined guide design. Low-weight, nylon materials and innovative injection-molding manufacturing technologies combine to deliver a light-weight and high-performance engine timing system designed to help improve fuel economy while delivering durable performance.

Recirculating exhaust gas and combining it with an air and fuel mixture reduces the combustion temperatures that produce harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. For these engines, BorgWarner Emissions Systems produces single-wall EGR tubes with hydroformed bellows to accommodate thermal stress and vibration.  

With the Instant Start System from BorgWarner BERU Systems, diesel engines start quickly and reliably even in temperatures as low as -13 degrees F (-25 degrees C). An electronic control unit regulates the time and voltage for each performance-optimized glow plug for fast warm-ups to help minimize emissions and improve fuel economy during engine starts.

About BorgWarner

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 59 locations in 19 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:  

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