BorgWarner Wins 2013 Automotive News PACE Innovation Partnership Award
BorgWarner's Regulated Three-Stage Turbocharging System also Receives a 2013
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 17, 2013
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --During a ceremony held in
Detroit, BorgWarner received a 2013 Automotive News PACE Innovation
Partnership Award for its collaboration with BMW on the first regulated
three-stage (R3S) turbocharging system for diesel engines. The innovative
technology achieves a V8's powerful output with the fuel economy of an
inline-6 engine. BorgWarner worked closely with BMW to develop the three-stage
technology, which debuted on the BMW M Performance diesel engine, the most
powerful 6-cylinder in-line diesel engine in the world. BorgWarner's
innovation also earned a 2013 Automotive News PACE Award, the company's
seventh award in nine years.
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"BorgWarner's successful partnership with BMW was forged more than a decade
ago with the development and introduction of regulated two-stage
turbocharging. Our mutual drive to push the limits of performance and fuel
economy led to close collaboration beginning in the earliest development
stages of the R3S turbocharging system. Engineers in both companies were
dedicated to achieving ambitious targets, developing a benchmark diesel engine
technology and bringing the innovation to market first," said Frederic
Lissalde, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems Passenger
Car Products. "We are very proud to receive these awards. They symbolize the
entrepreneurial spirit and dedication of the many employees at BorgWarner and
BMW who helped develop and produce this important innovation."
Designed with many new components for fuel-efficient turbocharging,
BorgWarner's R3S turbocharging system consists of two small high-pressure
variable turbine geometry turbochargers integrated with one larger
low-pressure turbocharger. The three turbochargers are activated successively
at different engine speeds. The first high-pressure turbocharger starts at
engine speeds just above idle. With increasing revs, the larger low-pressure
turbocharger comes into play. At higher speeds, the second high-pressure
turbocharger also comes on line with all three turbochargers working in
harmony. For effective and efficient boost pressure, the exhaust flow and
supply of fresh air are precisely regulated.
Recognized around the world as a symbol of excellence, the annual Automotive
News PACE Awards acknowledge automotive suppliers for superior innovation,
technological advancement and business performance. PACE stands for Premier
Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence. The awards were presented by
Automotive News with Ernst & Young and the Transportation Research Center Inc.
The 19^th annual PACE Award winners were chosen based on a comprehensive
written application, site visit and extensive review by industry, academic and
business leaders. BorgWarner's R3S turbocharging system was named a winner in
the Product category, which recognizes innovations in new products, services
or their development that have significant market impact and act as "game
changers" in the automotive industry.
With seven PACE Awards, four PACE Innovation Partnership Awards and one PACE
Environmental Award since 2005, BorgWarner has become one of the most
decorated companies in the history of the awards competition. Three BorgWarner
innovations were named as finalists for this year's PACE Awards.
Auburn Hills, Michigan-based BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a technology
leader in highly engineered components and systems for powertrain applications
worldwide. Operating manufacturing and technical facilities in 57 locations in
19 countries, the company develops products to improve fuel economy, reduce
emissions and enhance performance. Customers include VW/Audi, Ford, Toyota,
Renault/Nissan, General Motors, Hyundai/Kia, Daimler, Chrysler, Fiat, BMW,
Honda, John Deere, PSA, and MAN. For more information, please visit
SOURCE BorgWarner Inc.
Contact: Erika Nielsen, 248.754.0422
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