Supplier Spotlight

Video Exclusives

Honda details the production process behind the industry's first FWD 10-speed automatic transmission

Honda Video

Introduced to the US market in 2017 with the launch of the 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan, Honda Precision Parts of Georgia (HPPG) was the first Honda plant in the world to produce the new 10-speed automatic transmission for front-wheel-drive vehicles.

Jaguar details the technology behind the I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace

Ahead of it public debut at the Geneva International Motor Show next month, McLaren has released further information on the Senna. Fitted with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 – McLaren’s most powerful IC engine ever produced for a road car – the limited release hypercar will develop 800ps and 800Nm.

Click here/on image to watch video

As OEMs continue to announce plans to end production of diesel engines, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new diesel PHEV C-Class at the Geneva Motor Show. Will this powertrain development give TDI a new lease of life? 


Great Wall to utilise BorgWarner clutch and control modules

BorgWarner has released details of the customized DualTronic clutch and control modules that use advanced solenoid valves and friction materials, for Chinese OEM Great Wall Motors (GWM).

The application of BorgWarner’s technology is in GWM’s self-developed wet dual-clutch transmission (wet DCT). Designed to improve fuel efficiency and provide a dynamic driving experience, BorgWarner’s dual-clutch module and control module feature improved heat resistance, scalable torque capacity and tunable launch characteristics. GWM’s specially designed 7-speed wet DCT will initially be available for GWM models such as the just-launched WEY and other models.

"With increasingly stringent emissions standards and higher fuel economy requirements, many Chinese domestic automakers are embracing technologies that offer greater fuel efficiency and environmental benefits," said Robin Kendrick, president and general manager, BorgWarner Transmission Systems. "This March, we began mass production of our customized dual-clutch and control modules for GWM. We are pleased to help our customers meet China’s energy saving and environmental protection policies by providing professional technology support. Since we reached a strategic partnership with GWM in 2013, BorgWarner has been dedicated to assisting GWM with its growth in the Chinese automotive market. We will continue to work closely with GWM to help achieve their future goals."

BorgWarner’s DualTronic clutch module features a specially developed groove design; the module’s advanced multi-segment wet friction materials provide improved heat resistance while delivering high torque capacity and reliable operation over the transmission’s lifetime. Using compact electro-hydraulic solenoid valves, the control module precisely regulates the clutch as well as the transmission’s gearshift actuation system for dynamic performance. Its compact and modular design also contributes to fuel efficiency by reducing the length and weight of the gearbox. By improving fuel efficiency, DualTronic technology also contributes to reduced emissions for OEMs.

16 May 2017


Your email address:

Read Latest Issue

International Engine of the Year Awards
Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusive Articles

Audi pursues e-fuels strategy with testing of new e-benzin fuel technology
Audi continues to pursue its e-fuels strategy with the testing of its e-gasoline ‘e-benzin’.
Read Now

Siemens on the future of the EV battery industry
With a holistic approach to battery development, Siemens discusses the production solutions available to OEMs as the electric vehicle industry becomes increasingly demanding
Read Now

WMG details sensor technology that could enable five times faster charging
Research led by Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick in the UK has produced new sensor technology that could enable five times faster charging for commercial EV batteries.
Read Now

Read Latest Issue

Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightClick here for listings and information on leading suppliers covering all aspects of the engine technology industry. Want to see your company included? Contact for more details.

Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the engine technology community? We'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email