BorgWarner said it is supplying its pre-emptive on-demand transfer case for multiple Jaguar models.
Initially available for the new XF, BorgWarner will also provide the all-wheel drive (AWD) technology for the XE and F-Pace crossover. BorgWarner produces the AWD transfer case at its newly built factory in Oroszlány, Hungary. JLR is the first European automaker to use BorgWarner's AWD.
"We are pleased to expand our long-standing cooperation with Jaguar Land Rover by providing several vehicle models with our innovative pre-emptive on-demand transfer case," said Stefan Demmerle, president and general manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. "Our AWD helps customers achieve their ambitious efficiency and weight targets, and enables accelerated development cycles. Additionally, the transfer case offers superior dynamic performance and drivability."
BorgWarner's pre-emptive on-demand transfer case directly connects to the vehicle's control systems, which monitor signals such as steering wheel angle, accelerator pedal position and wheel speed. To optimise AWD function, pressure from the lightweight centrifugal electro-hydraulic actuator (CEH) compresses the clutch pack to distribute torque between the front and rear axle as needed. The AWD transfer case offers pre-emptive and precise linear clutch actuation for immediate response, enhanced vehicle traction and stability control. In addition, it is equipped with BorgWarner's HY-VO transfer case chain which is optimised for high efficiency and durable performance. The transfer case also features an innovative pumpless design and sump management for improved fuel economy. To enhance performance and fuel efficiency, the compact chain and gear drive options reduce total vehicle weight and facilitate optimum packaging for space-constrained applications.