BorgWarner’s 48V ‘eBooster’, an electrically driven compressor, has made its production debut on Daimler’s latest 3.0-liter gasoline engine. The engine will feature the eBooster technology matched with a BorgWarner-supplied turbocharger to improve fuel efficiency, enhanced low-end torque and deliver ‘boost on demand’ without any perceptible turbo lag.
“Our market-leading eBooster technology enables six-cylinder engines to deliver the same performance and an even more fun-to-drive experience as a much larger conventional V8,”said Frédéric Lissalde, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems. “By enabling engine downsizing, eBooster technology improves fuel efficiency by 5 to 10 percent in combustion and hybrid vehicles.”
The eBooster is an electrically driven compressor, which delivers boost on demand until the turbocharger takes over, improving engine response at low engine speeds and nearly eliminating the effects of turbo lag. Featuring a brushless DC motor, durable samarium-cobalt magnets and highly efficient power electronics, the compact eBooster technology offers automakers flexible packaging options and can be adapted to a wide range of hybrid or combustion applications.