Daimler’s latest 3.0-L gasoline engines are getting a boost from BorgWarner’s eBooster, a 48-volt electrically driven compressor. BorgWarner, a developer of clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid, and electric vehicles, said that the engine will feature the eBooster technology matched with a BorgWarner-supplied turbocharger to improve fuel efficiency, enhance low-end torque, and deliver boost on demand without any perceptible turbo lag.
"Our market-leading eBooster technology enables 6-cylinder engines to deliver the same performance and even more fun-to-drive experience as a much larger conventional V8," said Frédéric Lissalde, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems. "By enabling engine downsizing, eBooster technology improves fuel efficiency by 5 to 10% in combustion and hybrid vehicles."
The company stated that the eBooster delivers boost on demand until the turbocharger takes over, improving boost at low engine speeds and nearly eliminating turbo lag. Featuring a brushless DC motor, durable samarium-cobalt magnets and highly efficient power electronics, the compact eBooster technology offers automakers flexible packaging options and can be adapted to a wide range of hybrid or combustion applications.
Mass production of BorgWarner's eBooster solution is currently ramping up with the system launching first with three global automakers, including Daimler.