AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 5 -- The all-new 2009 Dodge Journey crossover offers BorgWarner's award-winning Interactive Torque Management (ITM 3e(TM)) system as an option for drivers who value performance, fuel economy and stability.
Based on Chrysler's global D-segment platform, the Dodge Journey blends
the capability of a sport-utility vehicle with the overall efficiency of a
passenger car into a "right-sized" package available with best-in-class fuel
economy and best-in-class starting price.
In addition to providing the all-wheel drive coupling in the Dodge Journey
SXT AWD and Journey R/T AWD, BorgWarner supplies the electronics, software
controls and vehicle integration support. BorgWarner's vehicle integration
capabilities are core competencies that provide automakers like Chrysler LLC
with outstanding vehicle performance including noticeably improved traction,
increased stability, excellent handling and a confidence-inspiring driving
"By working closely with Chrysler engineers to ensure premium vehicle
functionality, BorgWarner system integrators perfectly blend AWD hardware and
controls to aid in creating an efficient, yet robust driveline," said Tim
Manganello, BorgWarner Chairman and CEO. "As a global leader in advanced
all-wheel drive technology, we are pleased the ITM 3e(TM) system is an
integral part of Dodge Journey's capability."
The ITM 3e(TM) system exercises sophisticated controls and algorithms to
sense slip, converting the front-wheel-drive-based platform to all-wheel drive
within milliseconds. By optimally using grip at both front and rear wheels,
the system also augments vehicle handling and traction. At highway speeds, it
automatically reduces power transfer to the rear wheels, which improves fuel
economy versus other all-wheel drive systems. In addition, the ITM 3e(TM)
system is designed to work in cooperation with other vehicle systems like
anti-lock brakes and electronic stability programs to further enhance traction
The ITM 3e(TM) system is one of the latest interactive front-wheel drive
AWD technologies available as part of BorgWarner's growing iTrac(TM) torque
management systems portfolio, a full-line of active torque management devices
focused on the needs of the expanding front-wheel drive/all-wheel drive
Auburn Hills, Michigan-based BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) 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 64 locations in 17 countries. Customers include
VW/Audi, Ford, Toyota, Renault/Nissan, General Motors, Hyundai/Kia, Daimler,
Chrysler LLC, Fiat, BMW, Honda, John Deere, PSA, and MAN. The Internet address
for BorgWarner is: www.borgwarner.com.
SOURCE BorgWarner Inc.
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