Issue: Oct 2010


Honeywell Turbo Innovations Launched on High Performing Mercedes, Range Rover Engines



Latest Turbo Technologies Help Automakers Boost Fuel Economy Between 10% to 20%+ on Top Engines at Paris Motor Show

by Steve Barclay

Honeywell Turbo Technologies, the leading global developer of automotive turbochargers, launched three innovative turbocharger technologies designed to enable fuel efficiency and performance on several of the newest premium engines featured at this year's 2010 Paris Motor Show.

Honeywell introduced its first-in-class ball bearing technology on the 2011 Mercedes S 350 BlueTec diesel engine, expanded its TwoStage Parallel technology to a V8 engine for the first time on Range Rover's 2011 V8 4.4L engine, and launched its modern gasoline technology on the brand new V8 gasoline engine in the Mercedes S 500 BlueEFFICIENCY. Each of these engines increases both power (hp) and fuel-efficiency by more than ten percent over its previous models, while generating lower emissions according to each automaker.

"Honeywell's latest turbocharger innovations are delivering value to automakers and drivers who are demanding better fuel economy and enhanced performance across all ranges of engines," said David Paja, Vice President, Marketing for Honeywell Turbo Technologies. "Every segment of the industry is getting greener, including the premium vehicle category, and Honeywell is delivering technology solutions that help meet the converging demands of performance and efficiency."

Mercedes Benz: V6 Turbodiesel

For the first time, Honeywell will deliver a ball bearing technology to a mainstream diesel passenger car on the Mercedes Benz S 350 BlueTec. By reducing friction losses, ball bearing technology enables improvements in fuel economy, emissions and overall performance. Mercedes says that its new 3.0L V6 turbodiesel engine will increase combined fuel economy by 11% to 35 mpg (6.8l/100km) and decrease CO2 emissions to 177 g/km. At the same time, the engine power is increased by 10% to 258 hp and torque by 15% to 620 Nm.

Land Rover: V8 Turbodiesel

Honeywell's TwoStage Parallel turbocharger will boost Range Rover's 2011 LR-TDV8. By combining 2 turbochargers in a parallel architecture, the TwoStage technology enables best-in class vehicle transient dynamics while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The new 4.4 liter V8 diesel engine replaces the previous 3.6L turbodiesel engine, and Range Rover says it will achieve a 19% improvement in fuel economy and 14% reduction in CO2 emissions (first Land Rover to meet 25 mpg or 9.4l/100km in EU combined cycle), while increasing power by 15% to 309 hp and torque by 9% to 700Nm.

Mercedes Benz: V8 Biturbo Gas

Honeywell's modern gasoline turbocharger technology has been chosen by Mercedes to boost its first V8 turbo gasoline engine. The new Mercedes Benz 4.6L biturbo V8 launched on the S and CL class uses an innovative architecture with two turbochargers welded to the sheet-metal manifolds on each bank of the V-engine. The turbos are able to withstand working temperatures up to 1050 degrees C. Despite being 800cc smaller than the previous engine, Mercedes says that its engine developers were able to improve combined fuel economy by 22% to 25 mpg and decrease CO2 emissions from 288 to 224 grams per kilometre, while increasing power by 12% to 435 hp and torque by 32% to 700 Nm.

Honeywell Turbo Technologies is the leading automotive turbocharger developer in the world, and is a business unit of Honeywell Transportation Systems. As a leading automotive supplier, Honeywell Transportation Systems enhances vehicle performance, efficiency and appearance through state-of-the-art technologies.



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