BorgWarner Introduces Next-Generation EFR Turbocharging Technology At 2012 SEMA Show
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — BorgWarner (NYSE: BWA) will introduce its next-generation EFR-7163 (Engineered for Racing) turbocharger as well as its current EFR and AirWerks(TM) Series turbochargers at the 2012 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center on October 30 – November 2. Featuring an innovative light-weight aluminum bearing housing and mixed-flow turbine, BorgWarner’s new compact EFR-7163 turbocharger combines the responsiveness and compact packaging of a B1 turbocharger with greater flow capacity to achieve up to 550 horsepower. Located in the Performance and Racing Section in booth 21635, the company will also display the Borg-Warner Trophy(TM) from October 30 – November 1 and host three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti from 10 a.m. – noon and 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. on October 30.
“BorgWarner’s latest EFR turbocharging advancements are built on our highly successful season as the exclusive turbocharger supplier for the IZOD IndyCar(®) Series. Our innovative technology optimizes responsiveness and maximizes power output, combining the best qualities of B1 and B2 turbochargers in a small, powerful package,” said Pete Kohler, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems. “We are pleased to welcome Dario and the Borg-Warner Trophy to SEMA. Both symbolize achievement, competitive performance and technology leadership–the same qualities and spirit that drive innovation at BorgWarner.”
“I’m really looking forward to attending this year’s SEMA Show as a guest of BorgWarner,” said Franchitti. “With the BorgWarner turbocharger driving my Honda engine at the world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year, the #10 Target car once again ended up in Victory Circle. It will be fun to re-live this Indy victory in Vegas later this month.”
Designed for powerful performance in a compact package, BorgWarner’s new EFR-7163 turbocharger achieves up to 550 horsepower while using a small B1 frame size that fits easily into a tight engine bay. Track proven in the IZOD IndyCar Series, an aluminum bearing housing reduces the turbocharger’s overall weight by approximately 2 pounds. For fast response, the 63 mm mixed-flow turbine features lightweight Gamma-Ti material and innovative geometry to increase turbine flow capability while providing lower inertia than a conventional radial-flow turbine wheel. To provide the best balance of quick response at low engine speeds with high flow capacity at top engine speeds, BorgWarner engineers optimized the 71 mm (OD) compressor wheel to manage as much flow capacity as a larger conventional wheel. For added flexibility, the turbine housing accommodates either a v-band or T25 inlet connection option for engines using an open manifold or a T4 twin scroll housing for engines using a divided manifold.
SEMA visitors can view BorgWarner’s new EFR-7163 turbochargers in a 2013 Ford F-150 FX4 SuperCrew pickup powered by an EcoBoost(®) 3.5-liter engine and a 2009 Jeep(®) Wrangler Unlimited driven by a Cummins 6B diesel engine.
In addition, BorgWarner will showcase its current EFR turbocharger line, which features race-proven Gamma-Ti turbine wheel technology with a range of units supporting 225 to 1,000 horsepower per turbocharger, as well as its AirWerks turbocharger line, which includes the competition-ready S and K series supporting a range of 120 to 1,700 horsepower per turbocharger. For more information, visit borgwarnerboosted.com.
Auburn Hills, Michigan-based BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a technology leader in highly engineered components and systems for powertrain applications worldwide. Operating manufacturing and technical facilities in 57 locations in 19 countries, the company develops products to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance performance. Customers include VW/Audi, Ford, Toyota, Renault/Nissan, General Motors, Hyundai/Kia, Daimler, Chrysler, Fiat, BMW, Honda, John Deere, PSA, and MAN. For more information, please visit borgwarner.com.
The Borg-Warner Trophy is a trademark of BorgWarner Inc. IndyCar (and Design) are registered trademarks of Brickyard Trademarks, Inc., used with permission. IZOD is a registered trademark of pVH Corp, used with permission.
SOURCE BorgWarner Inc.