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BORGWARNER POWERS "EUROPEAN CAR OF THE YEAR 2007".

Leading global powertrain supplier BorgWarner (NYSE:BWA powers the European Car of the Year 2007 -- the Ford S-MAX -- as well as seven of the eight finalists in the closely fought competition. The BorgWarner Engine Group supplies the turbocharger for the Ford S-MAX gas engine model and the EGR, auxiliary cabin heater and cold-start technology for the winning MPV's diesel model.

Established in 1964 and sponsored by seven leading auto industry publications, the Car of the Year is an international award judged by a panel of 58 senior journalists from 22 countries across Europe. The award recognizes the single, most outstanding new car to enter the European market during the year. The 2007 trophy will be presented in Amsterdam on January 22.

"We are proud that our leading engine technology contributes to the sporty performance and fuel economy of this dynamic new MPV," said Tim Manganello, BorgWarner Chairman and CEO. "Congratulations to Ford on this prestigious industry recognition."

The Ford S-MAX features several BorgWarner technologies, including the world's first turbocharger designed to withstand extreme temperatures of up to 1050 degrees C to meet the severe thermal stability requirements of Ford's high-performance gasoline engine. An integrated exhaust manifold and swing valve combine to deliver a powerful driving experience. BorgWarner diesel EGR valves feature DC motor actuation, high actuation force, fast response time, flexible mounting orientations, compact package size, and patented anti-contamination/anti-sticking technology.

For quicker, more reliable and environmentally friendly starting, the Ford S-MAX diesel model includes cold-start technology from BERU AG (a majority- owned subsidy of BorgWarner), the leading manufacturer of glow plugs in the world. BERU glow plugs offer the benefits of no cold-start knocking, quiet engine running, and up to 40% less emissions during warm up. In addition, BERU's positive temperature coefficient (PTC) auxiliary cabin heater for diesel vehicles speeds comfortable heat inside the vehicle and accelerates windshield de-icing.

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.

For more information, visit http://www.borgwarner.com or call 248/754-0881.
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