BorgWarner will supply engine and drive-train technologies to the 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan midsize sedans.
The new mechanics will include an industry-first Cam Torque Actuated (CTA) variable cam timing (VCT) technology for the upgraded Ford Duratec 3.0-liter V-6 engine.
Unlike traditional cam phasing methods that typically use engine oil pressure to rotate the camshaft, BorgWarner's CTA technology captures the existing torsional energy in the valve train to accomplish this event, similar to a hydraulic ratchet. CTA cam phasers operate more quickly and under a wider range of engine speeds and temperatures than traditional oil-pressure-actuated cam phasers, allowing CTA variable cam timing to more efficiently improve fuel economy, increase horsepower and reduce emissions.
BorgWarner technologies includes a transmission solenoid module features proprietary closed-end variable bleed solenoids to minimize oil flow, reducing the energy needed to drive the oil pump. With high-energy friction materials and specific oil grooving, BorgWarner friction plates minimize drag losses, and the light-weight Morse TEC HY-VO transmission chain is more efficient than transfer gears, further enhancing fuel economy.