BorgWarner details Chinese built Kadjar supply deal

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BorgWarner has outlined its supply deal with Renault/Nissan and DRAC, which sees the Tier One supplier provide engine timing components for the 2.0-liter Renault Kadjar.

The deal will see the American company produce timing chains, primary tensioners, guides, arms, as well as balancer chains and tensioners for the first vehicle built at the Wuhan plant in China.

The Tier One supplier’s silent chains have been engineered to enhance the SUV’s efficiency, performance, and wear resistance. This is thanks to curved link backs, which reduce friction between the chain, arms and guides.

The American company also claim reduced noise, vibration and harshness thanks to tensioners which balance chain tension and optimize control over the entire engine operating range.

The arms and guides have also been re-engineered with specialized materials to reduce mass and package size. This means that the 2.0-liter engine should feature improved fuel economy and produce fewer emissions.

Joel Wiegert, president at BorgWarner, revealed his thoughts on the deal. “BorgWarner’s engine timing systems are engineered to provide durable efficient performance. We are pleased to support Renault/Nissan and DRAC with localized production of our technologies.”

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Dean has been with UKi Media & Events for over a decade, having previously cut his journalistic teeth writing and editing for various automotive and engineering titles. He combines extensive knowledge of all things automotive with a passion for driving, and experience testing countless new vehicles, engines and technologies around the world. As well as his role as editor-in-chief across a range of UKi's media titles, he is also co-chair of the judging panel of the International Engine of the Year Awards.

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