Continental Powertrain Technology Integral to Seven of Ward's 10 Best Engines

Fuel economy and emissions improvements are key applications.

Jan 13, 2010, 12:01 ET from Continental

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental products have been a part of the Ward's 10 Best Engines list every year since its inception 16 years ago.  This year, seven of the 10 winning engines feature powertrain technology from Continental, with each showcasing the industry-wide move to increase fuel economy without sacrificing performance.

"Continental is well-represented among the Ward's 10 Best Engines because we can help global automakers meet performance, fuel economy and emissions requirements, whether the fuel of choice is gas, diesel or electricity," said Kregg Wiggins, senior vice president, powertrain, Continental NAFTA Region.

The Continental powertrain technology division is prepared for the changing engine trends through:

  • Ongoing development and production of gasoline, diesel and hybrid products.
  • Flexibility to develop and produce powertrain products for forced induction or naturally aspirated engines in various scales, technologies and applications.
  • Global design, development and production capability that meets the needs of automakers.

The engines featuring Continental technology are:

  • Audi A4 2.0L TFSI Turbocharged DOHC I-4
    • Knock sensor
    • Electronic throttle control
    • General-purpose actuator for intake manifold flaps

  • Audi S4 3.0L TFSI Supercharged DOHC V-6
    • Electronic control unit
    • Gasoline direct-injection XL2 Solenoid Injector
    • Knock sensor
    • Electronic throttle control
    • Air control valve to control air bypass for supercharger

  • BMW 335d – 3.0L DOHC I-6 Turbodiesel
    • General-purpose actuator to control turbocharger vane geometry

  • Ford Fusion Hybrid – 2.5L DOHC I-4 Hybrid
    • Electronic control unit

  • Ford Taurus SHO – 3.5L EcoBoost Turbocharged DOHC V-6
    • Knock sensor
    • Temperature, manifold and absolute pressure sensors

  • Chevrolet Equinox – 2.4L Ecotec DOHC I-4
    • Electronic control unit
    • Knock sensor

  • Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI – 2.0L SOHC I-4
    • Air control valve for intake throttle control

About Continental:

With sales of approximately EUR 24 billion in 2008, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also a competent partner in networked automobile communication. Continental employs approximately 134,000 people at nearly 190 locations in 37 countries.

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