Continental Aluminum Turbocharger Production Fires Up Continental launches series production of the first automobile turbocharger with an aluminum turbine housing. Its first application is in the 1.5L 3-cyl. gasoline engine for the Mini hatchback. "The double-walled aluminum housing surrounds the hottest area with a cooling water jacket," Udo Schwerdel, head of Continental’s Turbocharger Product Line, Engine Systems-Powertrain Div., says in a news release. The coolant flowing ...

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