BorgWarner Introduces New Series of Turbochargers for Aftermarket Performance Customers

BorgWarner's New Turbochargers for Gas and Diesel Engines Are Engineered for Racing, Powerful Performance and Easy Installation

Dec 01, 2010, 08:30 ET from BorgWarner Inc.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- BorgWarner has released a new line of turbochargers for gas and diesel engines, specifically engineered for aftermarket performance customers who crave better performance, such as tuners, racers, race teams, and car and truck enthusiasts. BorgWarner's new turbocharger product line offers an unprecedented combination of advanced technologies—including Gamma TiAl (titanium aluminide) turbine wheels, ceramic ball bearings, large internal wastegates and stainless steel turbine housings—in an easy-to-install package. Badged "Engineered For Racing" or EFR Series, the product line enables users to boost performance as well as improve fuel economy.

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"The growing trend of turbocharged, downsized engines produced by OEMs is creating a new breed of enthusiasts in the aftermarket," said Roger Wood, Executive Vice President, BorgWarner. "Once again, BorgWarner is in the lead, providing customized solutions for an expanding market."

Unlike most aftermarket turbochargers, BorgWarner's EFR turbochargers offer a newly developed package of advanced technologies designed to specifically meet the demands of performance enthusiasts. Patent-pending ceramic ball bearings increase thrust capacity and durability while reducing frictional losses for a 3 to 4 percent improvement in turbine efficiency at low expansion ratios. Low-weight Gamma TiAl turbine wheels and shaft assemblies provide quick boost response. An appropriately sized integrated wastegate avoids the need for an external option, making installation easier. EFR turbochargers also feature an integrated compressor recirculation valve, pulse width modulation (PWM) solenoid valve to control the wastegate, fully adjustable wastegate actuator, oil inlet fitting, standardized turbine inlet mounting geometry and pre-machined mounting feature for speed sensor (available separately). Finally, an investment cast stainless steel turbine housing increases efficiency, improves durability and resists corrosion while offering a premium under-hood appearance.

The new EFR Series expands BorgWarner's current performance catalog and complements the already popular AirWerks® Series. Designed to boost engines from 200 to 1,000 horsepower per turbo, the new turbocharger product line debuted at the SEMA show, the world's premier automotive specialty performance products trade event, which was held in Las Vegas, November 2 – 5, 2010.

BorgWarner Turbo Systems is a leading global supplier of turbochargers for diesel- and gasoline-powered passenger cars, light trucks and commercial vehicles. A pioneer in turbocharging technology, BorgWarner Turbo Systems continues to lead advancements in the industry with innovations designed to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and optimize 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 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, Deere & Company, PSA, and MAN. The Internet address for BorgWarner is:

Badged "Engineered For Racing" or EFR Series, BorgWarner's new line of turbochargers for gas and diesel engines is specifically engineered for aftermarket performance customers, offering enthusiasts an unprecedented combination of advanced technologies in an easy-to-install package.

SOURCE BorgWarner Inc.