BorgWarner DualTronicÂ® Transmission Control Technology Expanded to First Application in Dry Dual-Clutch System
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 24 -- BorgWarner will supply its award-winning DualTronic transmission control system for Fiat Powertrain Technologies' (FPT) first dry dual-clutch transmission. The transmission is one of three variants of the C635 family of six-speed gearboxes with a range of engine torque capacities. Launching in late 2009, the dry dual-clutch C635 transmission will first be available on the Alfa Romeo MiTo and is expected to expand to a wide range of Fiat, Lancia and Alfa mid-sized C and D segment models beginning in 2010.
"This application expands BorgWarner's DualTronic controls technology to a dry dual-clutch system for the first time," said John Sanderson, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Transmission Systems. "Leveraging the engineering expertise and product experience of our European team, BorgWarner offers the broadest range of dual-clutch transmission solutions in the industry today."
The BorgWarner DualTronic control system developed for the dry dual-clutch C635 transmission employs high pressure electro-hydraulic solenoids working in combination with an on-demand electrically driven hydraulic pump to reduce fuel consumption. This control module is based on proven solenoid designs engineered and produced by BorgWarner's facility in Monaco, which has supplied solenoids for Selespeed and Freechoice automated manual transmissions (AMT) for over 10 years and will also produce high pressure solenoids for the automated manual version of the C635 transmission, available in late 2010.
A trusted supplier to virtually every automatic transmission manufacturer in the world, BorgWarner Transmission Systems produces "shift quality" components and systems including one-way clutches, transmission bands, friction plates and clutch module assemblies as well as transmission solenoids, control modules and integrated mechatronic control systems.
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 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: www.borgwarner.com.
Mary Brevard of BorgWarner,