BorgWarner Turbo Systems has received first prize as one of 10 2011 Porsche Supplier of the Year Award winners at a ceremony held recently at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
BorgWarner Turbo Systems, located in Kirchheimbolanden, Germany, was honored for its high quality, reliability and outstanding performance, as well as its innovative partnership with Porsche in the development of the world's first mass-produced variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbocharger for gasoline engines.
VTG turbocharging technology has been used to improve the performance, fuel economy and emissions of diesel engines for years. However, it has long been considered infeasible for gasoline engines because of high exhaust gas temperatures, which can reach up to 1,000 degrees Celsius.
Using special materials and designs as well as an optimized VTG mechanism, BorgWarner developed a reliable turbocharger capable of operating under very harsh conditions and at high thermal loads.
The combination of BorgWarner's advanced turbocharging technology and Porsche's engine design expertise produced the world's first mass-produced gasoline engine boosted by a VTG turbocharger.