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BorgWarner commences engine timing systems production for Volkswagen in Mexico

ABR Staff Writer Published 24 January 2014

American auto-parts manufacturer BorgWarner has commenced the production of advanced engine timing systems in El Salto, Mexico, for the new locally-produced Volkswagen engines.

The new systems produced at this plant will be used for Volkswagen's third-generation 2.0L and 1.8L DOHC I4 engines. These engines are being manufactured at Volkswagen's new engine plant in Silao, Mexico.

The gasoline engines, developed by Audi, will be used to power the Volkswagen Jetta and Beetle and other models for the US market.

Volkswagen expects to produce more than 300,000 engines annually at its new engine plant in Mexico during the initial stages. The company will expand the production capacity in the future.

BorgWarner also supports the Volkswagen engines with local manufacturing in Europe and Asia.

BorgWarner Morse TEC vice president and general manager Joe Fadool said that BorgWarner's advanced engine timing technologies reduce friction and weight to help improve fuel economy.

"We value our long relationship with Volkswagen and are pleased to provide localized production to support its expansion into the North American market," Fadool added.