The upcoming 01 SUV from the new, Geely-owned brand Lynk & Co will feature all-wheel drive thanks to BorgWarner’s ‘torque on demand’ coupling. The electronically controlled multi-plate clutch features an integrated ECU with vehicle dynamics software.
The ECU uses data such as vehicle speed and curve radius to distribute torque between the front and rear axle automatically without driver intervention. Operating independently of the differential speed between the two axles, the AWD coupling can offer full locking torque at any given time and speed, depending on road conditions and vehicle load distribution.
“With increasing demand for our AWD solution in China, we have localized our production since 2015,” said Dr Stefan Demmerle, president and general manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems.
“We are honored to provide this new generation AWD technology for all the Lynk & Co models. This marks another success for BorgWarner in the Chinese market and further increases our cooperation with Geely Auto.”