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BORGWARNER ADVANCED TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGIES POWER GM 8-SPEED TRANSMISSIONS

BORGWARNER ADVANCED TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGIES POWER GM 8-SPEED TRANSMISSIONS

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Multi-Segment Wet Friction Plates Contribute to Improved Shift Feel and Fuel Economy

Auburn Hills, Michigan, September 21, 2015 - BorgWarner supplies Eco-Launch™ stop/start accumulator technology and multi-segment wet friction plates for the new 8- speed rear-wheel drive automatic transmission (8L45) from General Motors. To enable the transmission's stop/start functionality, BorgWarner's Eco-Launch hydraulic accumulator and solenoid valve provide rapid, quiet and smooth engagements during engine restarts. BorgWarner's advanced friction plate technology reduces drag and enhances shift feel. Improving fuel economy up to 5 percent compared with similar 6-speed automatic transmissions, the 8L45 transmission will debut on the 2016 Cadillac CT6 and will also drive the 2016 Cadillac CTS and ATS.

"BorgWarner's leading transmission technologies deliver seamless shifts and smooth launches with the added benefit of improved fuel economy," said Robin Kendrick, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Transmission Systems. "Collaborating with GM on our latest friction plate solutions and ground-breaking innovations, such as our Eco- Launch stop/start accumulator, puts new technology on the road quickly. We are pleased
to support GM in introducing another important transmission technology to the market." Stop/start systems increase fuel economy by turning the engine off when the
vehicle stops. For quick acceleration from the stop mode, BorgWarner's accumulator and Eco-Launch solenoid valve quickly re-prime the transmission in less than 0.3 seconds, the time it takes the driver to switch from the brake to the...


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