BorgWarner is again supplying Jaguar Land Rover with its on-demand transfer case.
The all wheel drive technology is already used for Jaguar XE, XF and F-Pace models and has now been specified for the new Range Rover Velar.
Engineered to improve vehicle dynamics, the AWD system offers scalable, high torque capacity as well as high torque transfer accuracy. Featuring a modular design and lightweight aluminium housing, the pre-emptive on-demand transfer case delivers claimed class-leading performance.
"With our highly efficient AWD solution, we offer customers a high performance product that combines several of our leading technologies," said Stefan Demmerle, president and general manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems.
The pre-emptive on-demand transfer case enhances AWD function by connecting to the vehicle's control systems and monitoring signals including but not limited to steering wheel angle, accelerator pedal position and wheel speed. Based on this data, a patented lightweight centrifugal electro-hydraulic (CEH) actuator distributes the required torque between the two axles by compressing the clutch pack, allowing the AWD transfer case to deliver pre-emptive and precise linear clutch actuation for immediate response, enhanced vehicle traction and stability control.
Incorporating additional technology such as the durable, high-efficiency HY-VO transfer case chain and an innovative pumpless design and sump management, the pre-emptive transfer case also improves fuel economy compared with traditional transfer case designs. In addition, the flexible and scalable design facilitates optimal packaging for space constrained applications.