Magneti Marelli has announced supply deals under which its Automotive Lighting and Powertrain Technology divisions supply key components to new vehicle models, many of which were launched at this month’s Geneva motor show.
For Fiat Chrysler Automotive brand Alfa Romeo’s new Stelvio SUV, Magneti Marelli supplies lighting, electronics, powertrain, suspension and exhaust components and systems.
Lighting includes 35W xenon headlights, a control unit for the adaptive system, and LED rear lights with a distinctive design now used on the brand’s latest models. Other items include the body computer and infotainment system with ‘black panel effect’ display and ‘optical bonding’ technology to improve screen legibility.
For the petrol and diesel engines, Magneti Marelli supplies control units (two- and three-litre petrol), intake manifolds (two-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel) and motorised throttles (2.2 diesel). The company also supplies exhaust system, suspension and plastic parts, as well as the chassis domain control (CDC) module, available on the Quadrifoglio version.
This electronic control unit, developed jointly by Alfa Romeo and Magneti Marelli, optimises handling and performance by predictively adopting control and management protocols that coordinate the action of the key systems of the car. The system anticipates and manages critical situations, informing in advance the specific control units involved in the electronic system through the vehicle networks.
For FCA’s Jeep brand, which launched the redesigned Compass at Geneva, Magneti Marelli supplies halogen and xenon headlights plus LED rear lights along with intake manifolds, the motorised throttle for the two-litre diesel and instrument cluster with seven-inch display. Other plastic, exhaust and suspension parts are also supplied.
Following PSA’s flagship DS7 launch, Magneti Marelli announced supply of new technology including full-LED and adaptive headlamps. Three LED modules are fitted with autonomous regulation to adapt the light beam to five different types of road (city, rural, motorway, difficult weather conditions and full beam), varying the intensity and inclination of each single module. The fourth element is a LED Bi-Elight dedicated to the full beams. The rear lights are LED with 3D plastic designs to provide depth and improve visibility and safety while driving. Dynamic indicators complete the design front and rear.
Magneti Marelli also supplies the 12.3″ digital TFT (Thin Film Transistor) display panel and touchscreen technology for the eight-inch screen. The DS7 also uses the supplier’s Telematic Box.
Other customers include Porsche for the new Panamera Sport Turismo (three-dimensional LED rear lights linked together with a fine line of LED lights), Audi (the RS5 25W xenon and LED headlights plus motorised throttle), Opel (the new Insignia Grand Sport and Sports Tourer LED rear lights), and Suzuki (Swift bulb rear lights).
The Porsche also has a motorised throttle on its four-litre V8 and three-litre V6 petrol engines.
Other models with Magneti Marelli powertrain components include the Citroën Aircross (motorised throttle for the 1.2 petrol engine, ECU stepper motor) Seat Ibiza (motorised throttle, ECU for the one-litre petrol engine and exhaust systems), Skoda Kodiak (motorised throttle for the 1.4-litre 150hp turbo petrol engine) and the Swift which, as well as using an intake manifold for the one-litre petrol engine and electronic control unit for the 1.3 diesel, has a motorised throttle and AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) gearbox.
Magneti Marelli also supplies parts for PSA’s redesigned Peugeot 3008 crossover such as the instrument cluster and 12-inch display panel for the i-Cockpit and the eight-inch infotainment display. These are TFT displays. The instrument cluster can be reconfigured and comes with 3D technology. LED rear lights and the motorised throttle are also supplied.
FCA’s Alfa Romeo Giulia has an infotainment system with TFT displays, black panel effect and optical bonding and the CDC for the Quadrifoglio version, halogen and adaptive Xenon headlights, LED rear lights and components for suspension, exhaust systems and powertrain.
PSA’s Citroën C3 has a motorised throttle for its one- and 1.2-litre petrol engines while Daimler buys LED rear lights for the Mercedes Benz E-class.