Fiat Diesel Engine Cleans Up Its Act, Debuts in North America
Now that the Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT) 3.0-liter diesel engine has cleaned up its act, the I-4 is now available in the U.S., thanks in part to BorgWarner’s regulated RS2 Turbo Technology.
The award-winning RS2 turbo technology boosts and helps the engine abide by the EPA 2010 emissions standards, on top of improving fuel economy by up to 10 percent compared its less efficient counterpart. BorgWarner engineers built the turbocharging system, consisting of a K03 high-pressure turbocharger and a B2 low-pressure turbocharger, to meet FPT’s requirements for durability and fuel economy without sacrificing peak output. The combination of the two blowers is fundamental in yielding improved fuel economy and reduced emissions, and a sealing of the entire system reduces blow-by and oil leakage.
"BorgWarner has built a strong track record of durability, reliability and performance with the added benefit of lower emissions, even in the harshest environments. The extension of our successful partnership with Fiat Powertrain Technologies to include the North American market demonstrates their confidence in our leading technologies," said Pete Kohler, President, BorgWarner Global Commercial Market Development.
Capable of 175 hp, the diesel engine has powered light-duty vehicles in Europe and Asia since 2009, with plans to offer the new fuel-efficient engine for one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers for its next generation of medium-duty trucks in the U.S. and Canada. Even bigger plans reveal the manufacturer aims to offer it in 40 countries by the end of 2012.