New Turbochargers from BorgWarner
The turbochargers feature Gamma TiAl (titanium aluminide) turbine wheels, ceramic ball bearings, large internal wastegates and stainless steel turbine housings. They also come equipped with compressor recirculation valve, pulse width modulation (PWM) solenoid valve to control the wastegate, fully adjustable wastegate actuator, oil inlet fitting, standardized turbine inlet mounting geometry and pre-machined mounting feature for speed sensor.
The cast stainless steel turbine housing of the units has been created to increase efficiency, improve durability and handle corrosion. And, above all, they look good under the hood too, says BorgWarner.
Of course, all of the above gibberish means little for those of us who aren't engineers. But the following characteristic of the new units kinda sounds like the music we like: the turbochargers have been developed to boost the power of the engines from 200 to 1,000 horsepower per turbo.
"The growing trend of turbocharged, downsized engines produced by OEMs is creating a new breed of enthusiasts in the aftermarket," said Roger Wood, BorgWarner vice president. "Once again, BorgWarner is in the lead, providing customized solutions for an expanding market."
The turbochargers have been presented by the supplier earlier this year, at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. The pricing information for the new technology has not yet been revealed.