Honeywell Turbo Technologies

01.31.2012
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Industry Firsts

Honeywell turbo engineers have been responsible for numerous industry firsts – from Variable Nozzle Turbine technology to TwoStage Parallel system, from REA to ball bearing. The track record of innovations pioneered by Honeywell and the original Garrett® family of products spans six decades. Here are just a few of the turbo technology highlights.

1955: The Caterpillar D9 crawler tractor, fitted with Garrett® T15, becomes the first American production
          turbocharged diesel vehicle.

1962: Oldsmobile Jetfire Turbo Rocket, fitted with Garrett T05 with integrated wastegate turbo, is the first
          turbocharged production passenger car.

1967: Deere farm tractors select Garrett T04 turbochargers – the entire tractor industry soon follows suit.

1968: Bobby Unser is the first winner of the Indianapolis 500 in a turbocharged car – the Garrett TE06 boosted
          the 2.75L Offenhauser.

1977: Renault ushers in the turbo era of Formula One, being the first to race a turbocharged 1.5L engine boosted
          by Garrett turbo.

1978: The Daimler Benz Mercedes 300 Turbo Diesel launched with the Garrett T03 wastegate turbo.

1978: Buick begins production of world’s first V6 turbocharged car, boosted by Garrett T03 wastegate turbo.

1982: Rolls Royce launches the first Bentley Mulsanne Turbo – a 6.75L gasoline engine using a single Garrett
          T04B turbocharger together with a Normalair-Garrett separate wastegate.

1988: Nissan Motors introduces the Garrett ball bearing T2 on its gasoline engine for its Silvia model.

1989: Nissan Diesel adopts Garrett TD4501 turbo as the world’s first VNT volume production turbo on its 12.6L for
          heavy-duty trucks.

1990: The intercooled Chrysler Dodge Daytona Shelby Turbo-Z is the first car to utilize Garrett VNT turbocharger
          with electronic boost control.

1991: Fiat puts a VNT™ turbo in the Croma, matching it to a 1.9L direct injection diesel engine.

1995: The VNT™ Multivane is developed for the Volkswagen-Audi 1.9L direct injection diesel engine. This engine
          configuration revolutionizes the TDI reputation.

1997: The first Garrett ball bearing turbo for commercial diesel vehicles makes its debut on Nissan Diesel
          PF6T engine.

1998: VW Golf and Audi A4 are the launch cars for the second generation VNT™ technology.

1999: BMW incorporates Honeywell Rotary Electric Actuator (REA) technology in its diesel turbo V8 engine for
          the 7 series.

2000: Double Axle VNT or VNT DutyDrive turbos are introduced on the DDC series 50 bus engines.

2000: Smart introduces diesel and gasoline turbo engines from 0.6L. The Garrett GT12 micro turbo with patented
          integral bearing design is featured on the gasoline engine.

2002: International adopts Garrett GT37 AVNT for Ford Power Stroke engines for F250 and F350.

2004: The BMW Series 1 is unveiled with the third generation VNT™ technology.

2006: Honeywell unveils world first TwoStage Parallel. The two-stage turbo system makes its debut on the 4-cylinder
          engines of PSA group’s Peugeot 407 and 607, and the Citroen C5 and C6.

2007: Honeywell turbocharges Mercedes E320 Bluetech, a clean diesel engine for US market.

2008: Honeywell boosts Ford Motor Company’s innovative EcoBoost engine on the Lincoln MKS – proving the
          viability of engine downsizing through turbocharging and heralding a new turbo era in the US.

2008: Honeywell powers the BMW X-6 ActiveHybrid, the world’s first turbo gasoline-electric hybrid.

2009: Honeywell TwoStage Parallel turbo system boosts one of the most talked-about cars of the year – the
          for Jaguar XF, delivering exceptional performance with impressive fuel efficiency.

2010: Honeywell boosts the world’s most fuel efficient five-seater passenger car – the VW Polo BlueMotion
          1.2L diesel, delivering an industry-leading 87g/km CO2 rating.

2010: Honeywell launches its innovative VNT DualBoost turbo with ball bearing on Ford F250/350 diesel trucks.

2010: Honeywell extends the reach of its ball bearing technologies from racing and heavy-duty commercial vehicles
          to premium cars, light-duty diesel trucks, and medium-duty commercial vehicles.

2010: Honeywell equips the smallest turbo diesel 2-cylinder engine in a key application in India.

2010: Honeywell gasoline turbo becomes the first to boost Fiat MultiAir 1.4L engine.

2010: Honeywell boosts the 2011 Chevy Cruze, which delivers a class-leading 42 mpg highway rating.

2011: Honeywell introduces the smallest available VNT turbo in Peugeot 308′s new ultra-low emissions micro-hybrid
          1.6L engine.

2011: Honeywell launches the world’s first ball bearing turbo designed for the premium diesel segment on Daimler’s
          new 3.0L V6 engine.

2011: The 2011 Range Rover TDV8 incorporates the world’s first application of Honeywell’s TwoStage Parallel
          Sequential system on a V8 diesel engine.

2011: John Deere Power Systems introduces its 9L off-highway engines with the second generation VNT DutyDrive
          turbo that is – for the first time – paired with electro-hydraulic actuation as part of a TwoStage system.

2012: Honeywell introduces gasoline DualBoost, an industry-first turbo technology that employs an axial turbine more
          commonly found in aerospace applications, and couples it with a dual-sided compressor first introduced in diesel
          applications by Honeywell.

2013: Honeywell launched GTD, the latest VNT™ generation, on a large number of EU6 applications globally,
          covering the full spectrum of engine displacements in Passenger Cars – from GTD10 for 50kW to GTD22
          for 200+kW engines.