BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE:BWA) has been making significant progress with its auto-parts business segment. The company’s Eco-Launch stop/start accumulator and wet friction plates have been selected for use in the 8L45 transmission from General Motors. Furthermore, BorgWarner’ silent engine timing chains are also being used in a large variety of Yamaha vehicles.
BrogWarner’s Eco-Launch system is known for delivering silent and smooth engine restarting capabilities, while the friction plates tend to significantly reduce drag, while changing shifts. Apart from the superior drive, the 8L45 transmission system is also expected to improve the vehicle’s fuel economy by 5%. The new system is scheduled to be launched in the 2016 Cadillac CT6 and the CTS and ATS variants of the vehicle.
The Eco-Launch system tends to automatically stop the engine, once the car stops, to improve fuel economy. However, with a restart time of 0.3 seconds, the engine quickly re-primes for a swift acceleration. This technology is responsible for helping the company win the “Automotive News PACE Innovation Award”. Furthermore, the friction plate technology has proven successful as well. It was featured in the 2015 Corvette Stingray and Z06, which proved to be highly efficient.
BorgWarner’s engine timing chain is also very durable and is the outcome of a number of simulations run by the company. Currently, the company manufactures these chains in plants located in Nabari City and Aoyama, Japan. Joe Fadool, the General Manager at BorgWarner Morse Systems, stated that his company has been supplying engine timing chains to Yamaha for the past 20-years. He also expressed his delight at the extension of that partnership.
Additionally, recent updates from Remy International Inc. revealed that the company’s shareholders had voted in favor of its acquisition by BorgWarner. The Chairman of the board of directors at Remy, John H. Weber, expressed his delight at the approval from company shareholders. He was of the opinion that the merger would maximize value for the shareholder, while improving the customer base for Remy products.
BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE:BWA) recorded a decline of 0.99% to its share value, during the September 23 session, to close at a stock price of $38.98.