BorgWarner Technology Drives Ford Super Duty Trucks
BorgWarner is a provider of engineered components and systems for vehicle powertrain applications.
By optimizing variable cam timing, BorgWarner's CTA technology enables engines to run more efficiently at all engine speeds with faster response than traditional hydraulic oil-actuated VCT systems.
BorgWarner's technology helps these Super Duty trucks provide better 385 horsepower, contributes to delivering 405-lb-ft of torque and assists in attaining 15 percent better fuel economy than the previous 5.4-liter engine.
Designed to maximize fuel economy and performance, variable cam timing optimizes the opening and closing of intake and exhaust valves throughout the engine operating range.
Unlike traditional cam phasing methods, which typically use engine oil pressure to phase the camshaft, BorgWarner's patented CTA technology utilizes the existing torsional energy in the valve train, similar to a hydraulic ratchet, to phase the camshaft.
CTA cam phasers operate quickly and under a wider range of engine speeds and temperatures than traditional oil pressure actuated cam phasers. In addition, CTA cam phasers are fully functional during engine starting, the critical time when a large percentage of engine emissions occur and before the catalytic converter is effective.
James Verrier, president and general manager of BorgWarner Morse TEC, said: â€œBorgWarner's CTA technology and timing drive system help these Ford trucks deliver the powerful performance drivers expect with the added benefits of improved fuel economy and reduced emissions.
â€œThe technology debuted on the 2009 Ford Escape and was launched earlier this year on the 2011 Ford Mustang GT. We're pleased that Ford is continuing to use our CTA technology on a growing number of vehicles.â€
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