BorgWarner has announced that its engine timing system drives Alfa Romeo’s new, aluminium 2.0-litre gasoline engine.

This Alfa Romeo exclusive engine debuts in the new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Giulia Veloce premium mid-size sedan. This 2.0-litre Alfa Romeo engine delivers 206 kW (280 HP) and 400 Nm of torque, allowing it to launch from 0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds, and achieve a top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph). BorgWarner’s state-of-the-art engine timing system includes the company’s next-generation silent timing chain for direct-injected, boosted engines, and helps Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) reach its challenging engine performance goals.

“We are very pleased to expand our successful business with FCA by supplying Alfa Romeo with our sophisticated engine timing solutions, as we have for other FCA engine series since 2010,” said Joe Fadool, president and general manager, BorgWarner Morse Systems. “At BorgWarner, we understand how various complex engine timing components interact with each other. This enables us to deliver leading integrated systems solutions specifically tuned and optimised for each customer application.”

BorgWarner says its engine timing system is designed to reduce mass and friction for improved fuel economy and engine efficiency. The advanced chain has high-quality finishing links and optimised chain link profiles and pins for improved wear performance. Featuring a precisely designed geometry to reduce mass, BorgWarner’s silent timing chain offers best-in-class strength and durability as well as the lowest noise, vibration and harshness on the market. As a systems supplier, BorgWarner delivers numerous components for engine timing systems such as chains, tensioners and cam phasers, facilitating a highly tuned engine for optimal timing.