Michigan, US, October 7, 2017
BorgWarner has announced that they will supply Jaguar Land Rover with its pre-emptive on-demand transfer case, which offers scalable, high torque capacity as well as high torque transfer accuracy. Already delivering an outstanding all-wheel drive (AWD) performance for Jaguar’s XE, XF and F-PACE models, the leading technology will soon be featured in the new Range Rover Velar. The pre-emptive transfer case is engineered to significantly improve vehicle dynamics. Featuring a modular design and lightweight aluminium housing, the pre-emptive on-demand transfer case delivers class-leading performance.
The pre-emptive on-demand transfer case enhances AWD function by connecting to the vehicle’s control systems like steering wheel angle, accelerator pedal position and wheel speed and monitors their signals. BorgWarner’s transfer case has a patented llightweight centrifugal electro-hydraulic (CEH) actuator that distributes the required torque between the two axles by compressing the clutch pack, allowing the AWD transfer case to deliver pre-emptive and precise linear clutch actuation for immediate response, enhanced vehicle traction and stability control.
The transfer case also incorporates additional BorgWarner technologies such like the durable, high-efficiency HY-VO transfer case chain and an innovative pumpless design and sump management.
“With our highly efficient AWD solution, we offer customers a high-performance product that combines several of our leading technologies,” said Dr Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “Working with Jaguar Land Rover to deliver a leading AWD experience in the new Range Rover Velar, BorgWarner once again reaffirms its position as a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for all types of propulsion systems.”
The pre-emptive transfer case also improves fuel economy compared with traditional transfer case designs. In addition, the flexible and scalable design facilitates optimal packaging for space-constrained applications.