DETROIT -- BorgWarner Inc. will supply an undisclosed European customer with DualTronic transmission technology.
The supplier says the program is expected to begin production in late 2007. The technology allows a manual gearbox to work as an automatic transmission and can improve emissions and fuel efficiency compared with traditional automatics.
BorgWarner also said at the Frankfurt auto show this month that it will supply this technology to Getrag, a German powertrain manufacturer.
The technology will be used on luxury passenger cars with V-6, V-8 and V-10 gasoline and diesel engines. It's now on a number of Volkswagen and Audi vehicles, including the Golf, Passat and A3 Sportback.
BorgWarner, of Auburn Hills, Mich., supplies engine-air management systems, transmission assemblies and all-wheel-drive systems.