BorgWarner Turbochargers for Chinese FAW
FAW will begin equipping its models with turbochargers in 2010, with the newly-developed 1.3-liter and 2.0-liter liter gasoline engines to be the first to get BorgWarner's touch. The EGR valves will be used on the 3.0-liter diesel unit for commercial vehicles, BorgWarner said in a release. The new parts will help FAW comply with China 4 emission standards (the Chinese counterparts of Euro 4 regulations).
BorgWarner says the parts will be produced in Ningbo, China, the Chinese production facility that is already building a number of parts for various carmakers.
"In China, increasingly strict emissions legislation is driving the trend toward turbocharged gasoline engines with smaller displacement. Vehicles are more fuel efficient, more eco-friendly and more powerful," said Roger Wood, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo & Emissions Systems. "When it came to developing its new engines, FAW chose to rely on BorgWarner's turbocharging and EGR expertise. Our new cooperation with FAW marks a continuation of BorgWarner's expansion in Asia."
Through this new agreement, FAW joins a list of important players in the auto sector collaborating with BorgWarner, including VW/Audi, Ford, Toyota, Renault/Nissan, General Motors, Hyundai/Kia, Daimler, Chrysler, Fiat, BMW, Honda, John Deere, PSA, and MAN.