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BorgWarner Supplies Components for 2007 Toyota Tundra 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

April 2007
 Filed under: TOYOTA Car News | TOYOTA Headlines
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On the leading- edge of an industry-wide trend toward 6-speed automatic transmissions in large pickups and SUVs, the Toyota Tundra's first six-speed transmission is built with friction clutch technology supplied by BorgWarner Transmission Systems and NSK-Warner, a BorgWarner joint venture based in Japan. The 2007 Toyota Tundra will be the featured vehicle at the SAE Detroit Section monthly dinner meeting, held on April 16, 2007, during the annual SAE Congress at Cobo Hall in Detroit. The new 2007 Tundra is Toyota's most commanding pickup truck ever, with an optional 5.7L DOHC V8 engine and 6-speed transmission powering best-in- class acceleration and trailer-towing capacity among half-ton pickup trucks.

"In a quest for greater engine torque capacity, the newest automatic transmission designs require extreme high-pressure, high-energy friction clutches. BorgWarner's leading expertise in designing and developing friction technology to meet these increasingly demanding performance requirements is second to none," said Dr. Bernd Matthes, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Transmission Systems. "BorgWarner and NSK-Warner are also global leaders in one-way clutch technology, engineering and manufacturing. We are pleased to expand upon our 40+ year relationship with Toyota, setting new levels of performance, refinement and value."
The 2007 Toyota Tundra is manufactured by Toyota Motor Manufacturing - Indiana (TMMI) and at Toyota's new plant in San Antonio, Texas, while the new 6-speed transmission is built by Toyota's affiliate, AW North Carolina, located in Durham, North Carolina. AW North Carolina also produces a 5-speed automatic featured in V6 and base V8 model Toyota Tundras, Sequoia SUVs, and mid-sized Tacoma pickups produced in North America. BorgWarner manufactures friction plates and one-way clutches for both transmission models at its operations in Bellwood and Frankfort, Illinois, and through NSK-Warner in Fukuroi, Japan.

A trusted supplier to virtually every automatic transmission manufacturer in the world, BorgWarner Transmission Systems produces "shift quality" components and systems including one-way clutches, transmission bands, friction plates and clutch module assemblies as well as transmission solenoids, control modules and integrated mechatronic control systems.

Auburn Hills, Michigan-based BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE:BWA) is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for vehicle powertrain applications worldwide. The FORTUNE 500 company operates manufacturing and technical facilities in 63 locations in 18 countries. Customers include Ford, VW/Audi, DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, Toyota, Renault/Nissan, Hyundai/Kia, Honda, BMW, Caterpillar, Navistar International, and Peugeot.

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Source: BorgWarner Inc.

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