Volvo’s new compact SUV XC40 is equipped with the latest all-wheel drive (AWD) coupling from BorgWarner. It provides high torque accuracy and distributes torque between the front and rear axle on demand, enhancing handling, traction and stability on nearly all terrains while improving fuel economy.
The latest AWD coupling has an integrated electronic control unit (ECU). It features an electronically controlled wet multi-plate clutch, which automatically distributes the required amount of torque between the two axles for the best possible traction on practically all surfaces.
“Our latest AWD coupling delivers both enhanced dynamics and traction for an outstanding overall driving experience. With our leading solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, we offer our customers a variety of possibilities to further enhance the capabilities of their products. The expansion of our long-standing cooperation with Volvo reflects the trust customers put in our products,” said Dr Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems.
Operating independently of the differential speed between the two axles, the AWD coupling can offer full locking torque at any given time and speed, depending on road conditions and vehicle load distribution. The coupling’s lightweight, the high-performance design also contributes to improved fuel efficiency, while its best-in-class response time, torque density and accuracy significantly enhance handling and traction.