Honeywell to launch its second-generation gasoline turbochargers within three years

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 5, 2011

Honeywell anticipates that second-generation gasoline turbochargers, including the new "Gasoline DualBoost," would be released within three years. Honeywell, which is the largest turbocharger maker in the world, claims that the "Gasoline DualBoost" weighs 30% less, 30% smaller, and is able to attain up to 70% less inertia compared with the existing similar turbos.

In an Automotive News Europe interview, Honeywell Turbo Technologies Vice President of Engineering Craig Balis said that engines could be downsized even further. He added that cutting inertia aids in speeding up the acceleration rate of the turbo so that boost pressure could build up quicker.

He explained that the end result is a turbo that’s both more responsive and more efficient, boosting performance and fuel efficiency. European automakers have to cut CO2 emissions before the more stringent regulations take effect in 2012. According to Roland Berger, the demand for turbos in light vehicles will increase from an estimated 18.2 million in 2011 to 30.4 million in 2015.

From an estimated 11.2 million this year, sales are expected to increase to 16.9 million units in Europe by the middle of the decade. Analysts estimate that Honeywell, which considers BorgWarner as its fiercest rival, controls half of the global turbocharger market. However, competition is getting stiffer, particularly in Europe.

The Schaeffler Group will start to produce Continental AG's first turbocharger later this year. Robert Bosch GmbH and Mahle GmbH will also be coming together to begin producing turbochargers this year. Honeywell aims to present over 100 new turbo applications in 2011. So far, it has over 500 engine applications in its development pipeline.

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