SOURCE: Delphi Corporation

November 02, 2007 13:05 ET

Delphi's Small, Light, Durable Mini-Switching Oxygen Sensor for Multec EFI Making World Debut at Milan Motorcycle Show

TROY, MI--(Marketwire - November 2, 2007) - As part of introducing motorcycle industry insiders to Multec Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) at the 2007 International Bicycle and Motorcycle Industry Trade show in Milan, Delphi's (PINKSHEETS: DPHIQ) Powertrain Systems division will also debut the company's new smaller, lighter Mini-Switching Oxygen Sensor -- a key component to reaching Multec EFI's full potential.

By controlling the air, fuel and spark delivery in engines, Multec EFI improves one- and two-cylinder engines' performance and fuel economy while significantly reducing emissions. Manufacturers realize an easy and convenient way to implement an EFI system for gasoline and flexible-fuel powered engines.

In Multec EFI applications, the Mini-Switching Oxygen Sensor provides closed loop control of exhaust gasses to help manufactures meet current and future exhaust emissions standards by providing more accurate engine control and better exhaust system diagnostics. The sensor also enables flexible fuel operation for a variety of applications.

The strengths of Delphi's Mini-Switching Oxygen Sensors lie in the sensor's size, construction and heritage.

Size

The smaller size and weight of the Delphi Mini-Switching Oxygen Sensors allow significant flexibility. They offer performance advantages versus conventional conical sensor technology including faster light-off time and a low-wattage heater. They can also help achieve lower cold-start emissions compared with conical sensor designs.

Construction

Compared to other switching sensors, Delphi Mini-Switching Oxygen Sensors offer a pumped air reference feature and an isolated ground. They also feature waterproofing, a high-temperature internal seal (which helps provide robust reliability) and Delphi's industry-leading poison-resistant coatings.

Heritage

With more than 30 years' experience in exhaust sensors research and production, Delphi can provide manufacturers with the necessary support tailored to specific customer requests. Delphi has one of the industry's most complete portfolios of sensors and a thorough understanding of the entire engine management system. Samples of the Delphi Mini-Switching Oxygen Sensor are now available as part of the Delphi Multec EFI.

ABOUT DELPHI POWERTRAIN

Delphi's powertrain technologies provide robust solutions to complex challenges, helping its customers develop vehicles that offer outstanding performance, refinement and emissions. They include multi point injection and direct injection gasoline systems, common rail and rotary pump diesel systems in a range of capacities and, for heavy duty diesel applications, Electronic Unit Injectors and Electronic Unit Pumps. All are compatible with widely used biofuels and are complemented by innovative fuel handling, evaporative emissions, transmission control, valve train, and aftertreatment solutions. More information is available at www.delphi.com.

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    Delphi Communications
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