With internal combustion engines set to continue playing a major role in automotive drivetrains for some time to come, technologies that can help improve efficiency are growing in demand. Two of the most popular at the moment are turbochargers and dual clutch transmissions (DCT). Both are seen as means to achieve significant improvements in efficiency at much lower cost than alternatives like hybrids. One of the chief suppliers of both of these components is BorgWarner.

BorgWarner has been the supplier of DSG transmissions to Volkswagen, which just recently passed the one million installation mark. With Ford set to produce upwards of 500,000 turbocharged direct injection engines annually within the next few years and many manufacturers looking to follow a similar path BorgWarner is well positioned to benefit from the shift. The company expects revenues to rise by 10 percent this year in spite of falling U.S. sales.

[Source: Detroit Free Press]

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