Ford FWD vehicles to benefit from BorgWarner start/stop tech

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BorgWarner has announced that its Eco-Launch stop/start solenoid valve and hydraulic accumulator technology will be available in a growing line-up of Ford vehicles with 8-speed transmissions, helping the US auto maker to deliver greater vehicle efficiency.

Engineered to deliver fast, smooth launches during engine restarts, the award-winning solution is available on the Ford 8-speed, front-wheel drive (FWD), mid-torque transmission used for a variety of vehicles in North America.

“BorgWarner’s Eco-Launch technology provides drivers with the fuel economy benefits of stop/start and the seamless launches they expect,” said Dr Martin Fischer, president and general manager, BorgWarner Transmission Systems.

“Our solution is a cost-effective, fast-to-market approach that allows auto makers to enable existing or new automatic transmissions to be compatible with stop/start strategies.”

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