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October 20, 2017 – For its new Velar SUV, Jaguar Land Rover has opted to fit BorgWarner's pre-emptive on-demand transfer case. According to BorgWarner, the AWD system is engineered to "significantly improve" vehicle dynamics, with high torque capacity and torque transfer accuracy.

The pre-emptive on-demand transfer case is housed in a lightweight aluminum structure, and joins other models in the JLR range that feature the unit, including the Jaguar XE, XF and F-Pace models.

“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 of BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems.

The transfer case enhances AWD function by connecting to the vehicle’s control systems and monitoring signals including steering wheel angle, accelerator pedal position and wheel speed. Based on this data, a centrifugal electro-hydraulic (CEH) actuator distributes the required torque between the two axles by compressing the clutch pack, allowing the AWD transfer case to deliver pre-emptive linear clutch actuation, enhanced vehicle traction and stability control.

Below: The case also incorporates other BorgWarner technologies such as the Hy-Vo transfer case chain, a pumpless design and sump management

Written by Adam Gavine


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