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BorgWarner Supplies Engine and Drivetrain Technologies for 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercu
BorgWarner Technologies Deliver Fuel Economy and Performance for the "Most Fuel Efficient Mid-sized Sedans in America"
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct 5 -- A key supplier to Ford Motor Company, BorgWarner is proud to support the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan mid-sized sedans, thoroughly updated for MY 2010. Engine and drivetrain technologies supplied by BorgWarner include:
-- Industry-first Cam Torque Actuated (CTA(TM)) variable cam timing (VCT)
technology for the upgraded Ford Duratec 3.0-liter V-6 engine
-- Chain timing systems for the 2.5-liter and 3.0-liter engines
-- HY-VO chain, friction plates for all five clutches, and the
transmission solenoid module for the new model 6F35 6-speed automatic
"At BorgWarner, we are driven to create innovative powertrain technologies that boost fuel economy as well as performance. In the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan, drivers can enjoy both," said Tim Manganello, BorgWarner Chairman and CEO. "Our collaboration with Ford earned two 2009 Automotive News PACE awards. We look forward to continuing our strong partnership in the future."
Unlike traditional cam phasing methods that typically use engine oil pressure to rotate the camshaft, BorgWarner's CTA(TM) technology captures the existing torsional energy in the valve train to accomplish this event, similar to a hydraulic ratchet. CTA(TM) cam phasers operate more quickly and under a wider range of engine speeds and temperatures than traditional oil pressure actuated cam phasers, allowing CTA(TM) variable cam timing to more efficiently improve fuel economy, increase horsepower and reduce emissions. Launched on the upgraded Ford Duratec 3.0-liter V-6 engine for the 2009 Ford Escape, BorgWarner is currently developing the product for five additional customers worldwide.
Also launched on the 2009 Ford Escape, the 2010 Fusion and Milan adopt Ford's state-of-the-art 6F35 6-speed automatic transaxle, which features several BorgWarner technologies. BorgWarner's transmission solenoid module features proprietary closed-end variable bleed solenoids to minimize oil flow, reducing the energy needed to drive the oil pump. With high-energy friction materials and specific oil grooving, BorgWarner friction plates minimize drag losses, and the light-weight Morse TEC HY-VOŽ transmission chain is more efficient than transfer gears, further enhancing fuel economy.
Auburn Hills, Michigan-based BorgWarner Inc. is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for vehicle powertrain applications worldwide. The FORTUNE 500 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, John Deere, PSA, and MAN. The Internet address for BorgWarner is: http://www.borgwarner.com/.
BorgWarner technologies help the 2010 2.5-liter Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan reduce fuel consumption by 8% compared with 2009 models. The 2010 3.0-liter V6 engine featuring BorgWarner's industry-first CTA(TM) technology delivers 20% more horsepower than the 2009 version with the same fuel economy.
Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company