Auburn Hills, Michigan – BorgWarner will supply its advanced turbocharging technology for Volkswagen's latest four-cylinder gasoline engine for the Chinese market.
Engineered to improve performance and fuel economy, BorgWarner's turbocharger helps the automaker's 1.4L gasoline engines deliver superior responsiveness over the entire engine speed range. The BorgWarner-boosted engine is intended for high-volume production and is currently available for numerous Volkswagen vehicle models in China.
Frederic Lissalde, president and general manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems, said, "The excellent collaboration of our engineering teams in Europe and China once again demonstrated BorgWarner's expertise in offering quick-to-market solutions for automakers worldwide."
BorgWarner supplies Volkswagen's 1.4L four-cylinder gasoline engine with its B01 turbocharger with integrated wastegate for controlled boost pressure. A mixed-flow turbine is applied to realize low inertia and fast response at low engine speeds which also supports Volkswagen's downsizing and high-performance strategy.
To support the Chinese automotive market with localized manufacturing, BorgWarner's turbochargers for this high-volume engine are produced at its campus in Ningbo, China. Since 2006, BorgWarner has been developing and assembling advanced turbocharging technologies at its Ningbo plant. To meet increasing demand for fuel-efficient powertrain technologies in the Chinese market, BorgWarner expanded the campus and opened another production plant as well as its state-of-the-art Ningbo Engineering Center in 2012.