BorgWarner details Alfa Romeo timing system

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BorgWarner’s advanced engine timing system has been selected for use in the all-new, all-aluminum 2.0-liter gasoline engine from Alfa Romeo. The engine, which debuts in the new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Giulia Veloce premium mid-size sedan, delivers 206 kW (280 HP) and 400 Nm of torque, allowing it to launch from 0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds, and achieve a top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph). BorgWarner’s engine timing system includes the company’s next-generation silent timing chain for direct-injected, boosted engines, and helps Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) reach its challenging engine performance goals.

“We are very pleased to expand our successful business with FCA by supplying Alfa Romeo with our sophisticated engine timing solutions, as we have for other FCA engine series since 2010,” said Joe Fadool, president and general manager, BorgWarner Morse Systems. “We understand how various complex engine timing components interact with each other. This enables us to deliver leading integrated systems solutions specifically tuned and optimized for each customer application.”

BorgWarner states that its engine timing system is designed to reduce mass and friction for improved fuel economy and engine efficiency. The system’s chain uses high-quality finishing links as well as optimized chain link profiles and pins for improved wear performance. Featuring a bespoke geometry to reduce mass, BorgWarner’s silent timing chain offers ‘best-in-class’ strength and durability as well as low noise, vibration and harshness.

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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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