BorgWarner Expands in North America and Europe to Meet Increasing Demand For Turbochargers

New Technical Center in Asheville, North Carolina; New Plant in Oroszlany,

Hungary



Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from BorgWarner Inc.

    CHICAGO, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- BorgWarner
 Turbo Systems is establishing two new facilities in Asheville, North Carolina
 and Oroszlany, Hungary that will enable it to continue to meet the increasing
 demand for turbochargers.  The global market for turbochargers is expected to
 grow 30 percent over the next five years.
     Construction began on a 13,650 square-foot plant in Oroszlany that will
 expand Turbo Systems' production base for passenger-car turbochargers in
 support of the increasing European demand for this product.  "By increasing
 our proximity to the new Audi engine plant in Gyor, Hungary, near Oroszlany,
 we will be able to further enhance our support of one of our largest
 passenger-car turbocharger customers," said Lee Wilson, president of
 BorgWarner Turbo Systems.  The operation will initially employ about 50 people
 and is expected to assemble 400,000 units in 2002.
     In Asheville, North Carolina, ground was broken for the BorgWarner Turbo
 Systems North American Technical Center.  The 23,000 square-foot,
 state-of-the-art facility will be located at the Turbo Systems operation in
 Asheville.  The new technical center will replace an older facility located in
 Indianapolis, and will encompass turbocharger test facilities as well as
 engine and engine systems testing facilities.  Construction is expected to be
 completed by the end of 2001.  "Completion of this project will bring the
 engineering, manufacturing and support groups of BorgWarner Turbo Systems
 North America together in one facility, maximizing development and operational
 efficiency and shortening time to market," Wilson said.
     BorgWarner Turbo Systems, part of BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE:   BWA), is a
 leading designer and manufacturer of turbochargers for the passenger car and
 commercial vehicle markets.  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 46 locations in 13 countries.  Customers include Ford,
 DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, Toyota, Caterpillar, Navistar International,
 PSA and VW Group.  The Internet address for BorgWarner is:
 http://www.bwauto.com .  For further information contact BorgWarner Corporate
 Communications at 312-322-8500.
 
     Statements contained in this news release may contain forward-looking
 statements as contemplated by the 1995 Private Securities Litigation Reform
 Act that are based on management's current expectations, estimates and
 projections.  Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans,"
 "believes," "estimates," variations of such words and similar expressions are
 intended to identify such forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking
 statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual
 results to differ materially from those projected or implied in the
 forward-looking statements.  Such risks and uncertainties include:
 fluctuations in domestic or foreign automotive production, the continued use
 of outside suppliers by original equipment manufacturers, fluctuations in
 demand for vehicles containing the Company's products, general economic
 conditions, as well as other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Cautionary Statements filed
 as Exhibit 99.1 to the Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2000.
 
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SOURCE BorgWarner Inc.
    CHICAGO, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- BorgWarner
 Turbo Systems is establishing two new facilities in Asheville, North Carolina
 and Oroszlany, Hungary that will enable it to continue to meet the increasing
 demand for turbochargers.  The global market for turbochargers is expected to
 grow 30 percent over the next five years.
     Construction began on a 13,650 square-foot plant in Oroszlany that will
 expand Turbo Systems' production base for passenger-car turbochargers in
 support of the increasing European demand for this product.  "By increasing
 our proximity to the new Audi engine plant in Gyor, Hungary, near Oroszlany,
 we will be able to further enhance our support of one of our largest
 passenger-car turbocharger customers," said Lee Wilson, president of
 BorgWarner Turbo Systems.  The operation will initially employ about 50 people
 and is expected to assemble 400,000 units in 2002.
     In Asheville, North Carolina, ground was broken for the BorgWarner Turbo
 Systems North American Technical Center.  The 23,000 square-foot,
 state-of-the-art facility will be located at the Turbo Systems operation in
 Asheville.  The new technical center will replace an older facility located in
 Indianapolis, and will encompass turbocharger test facilities as well as
 engine and engine systems testing facilities.  Construction is expected to be
 completed by the end of 2001.  "Completion of this project will bring the
 engineering, manufacturing and support groups of BorgWarner Turbo Systems
 North America together in one facility, maximizing development and operational
 efficiency and shortening time to market," Wilson said.
     BorgWarner Turbo Systems, part of BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE:   BWA), is a
 leading designer and manufacturer of turbochargers for the passenger car and
 commercial vehicle markets.  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 46 locations in 13 countries.  Customers include Ford,
 DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, Toyota, Caterpillar, Navistar International,
 PSA and VW Group.  The Internet address for BorgWarner is:
 http://www.bwauto.com .  For further information contact BorgWarner Corporate
 Communications at 312-322-8500.
 
     Statements contained in this news release may contain forward-looking
 statements as contemplated by the 1995 Private Securities Litigation Reform
 Act that are based on management's current expectations, estimates and
 projections.  Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans,"
 "believes," "estimates," variations of such words and similar expressions are
 intended to identify such forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking
 statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual
 results to differ materially from those projected or implied in the
 forward-looking statements.  Such risks and uncertainties include:
 fluctuations in domestic or foreign automotive production, the continued use
 of outside suppliers by original equipment manufacturers, fluctuations in
 demand for vehicles containing the Company's products, general economic
 conditions, as well as other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Cautionary Statements filed
 as Exhibit 99.1 to the Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2000.
 
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