Continental adds turbochargers for Ford engines to its product range
The technology company Continental is expanding its range of products for the automotive aftermarket, adding turbochargers as original part.
Starting in December, two turbochargers will be offered for Ford engines under the Continental brand. Products for other vehicle makes are planned.
“Turbochargers are becoming increasingly important components,” explains Michael Rieth, responsible product manager at Continental. “Owing to downsizing and increasingly strict emissions requirements, more and more OEMs are equipping diesel and gasoline engines with turbochargers in order to boost their efficiency. Turbochargers also play an important role in hybrid vehicles.”
Since 2011, Continental has been supplying the turbocharger for Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine, which has been honored several times as “Engine of the Year”. The turbocharger is installed in many high-volume models, including C-Max, Focus, Fiesta and Mondeo.
Initially there will be two versions of the turbocharger: one for 100-hp EcoBoost engines and one for EcoBoost engines exceeding 100 hp. A matching valve set will also be offered.