TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Honeywell and BorgWarner dominate the automotive turbocharging business, and Robert Bosch is launching a turbocharger program in Europe with partner Mahle.
But another player has entered the fray: Next month, Continental Automotive plans to announce its first small turbocharger for a 1.0L engine in Europe.
Continental will work its way up to larger engines, Kregg Wiggins, vice president-powertrain for Continental in North America, says at the Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminars here.
The supplier has long-term plans for producing turbocharged diesels, which occupy about half the European market.
Several auto makers, including Ford and PSA Peugeot Citroen, are developing 3-cyl. turbocharged gasoline engines in Europe, as well.
The Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems joint venture said in December it had development contracts both for gasoline and diesel engines.