Before this you could only get BorgWarner’s high-tech Variable Turbine Geometry turbochargers in high-end sportscar such as the Porsche 997 Turbo. But now they are going to be used in the new 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine featured in the Hyundai ix35 and Kia Sportage! BorgWarner’s fourth-generation VTG turbocharger will boost the performance and reduce the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Here’s a brief explanation of BorgWarner’s sophisticated turbos :
To improve thermodynamics, response and controllability, BorgWarner engineers replaced straight turbine vanes with a patented S-shaped vane design. In addition to significantly improving engine response, the new turbocharger increases efficiency at low engine speeds, which increases combustion efficiency and lowers emissions. The two-wheel-drive 2.0-liter turbo diesel Hyundai ix35 achieves 136 hp and generates its maximum torque of 320 Nm at 1,800 rpm, while consuming only 5.8 liters of diesel fuel per 100 km (41 mpg). The all-wheel-drive model requires only 6 liters of diesel fuel per 100 km (39 mpg). The 2.0-liter diesel engine in the all-new Kia Sportage generates a maximum of 304 Nm of torque at 1,800 rpm.
“BorgWarner’s latest advancements in turbocharging technology for modern diesel engines achieve optimum power output with the greatest fuel economy,” said Roger Wood, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems. “We are pleased to provide localized production and engineering in Korea to support our successful, long-standing partnership with Hyundai Motor Corporation.”