Company nabs accolades for technology

Published: Saturday, April 27, 2013 1:15 a.m.†CDT

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – BorgWarner received a 2013 Automotive News PACE Innovation Partnership Award during a recent ceremony in Detroit.

The company was recognized for its collaboration with BMW on the first regulated three-stage turbocharging system for diesel engines.

The innovative technology achieves V8’s powerful output with the fuel economy of an inline-6 engine.

BorgWarner worked closely with BMW to develop the technology, which debuted on the BMW M Performance 6-cylinder in-line diesel engine.

BorgWarner also earned a 2013 Automotive News PACE Award, the company’s seventh award in 9 years.

Three BorgWarner innovations were named as finalists for this year’s PACE Awards.

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.

In other news, the company officially opened its new production facility and engineering center April 9 in Itatiba City, Brazil.

The new campus will produce several environmentally-friendly technologies for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, such as turbochargers, viscous fans and fan drives, engine timing systems, and emissions technologies.

At 204,500 square feet, BorgWarner’s new facilities are northwest of S„o Paulo and twice as big as its former facility in Campinas.

BorgWarner Turbo Systems also received a Daimler Supplier Award 2012 during the recent Daimler Key Supplier Meeting at the Mercedes-Benz Center in Stuttgart, Germany.

As one of Daimler’s 16 best suppliers, BorgWarner was honored in the Mercedes-Benz Cars and Vans-Powertrain category for outstanding performance in quality, costs, and delivery reliability.

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