American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. (AAM) and Drexler Automotive GmbH entered into an agreement to expand their relationship and bring high-performance differentials and differential technologies from the premium market to the general market of passenger cars, light trucks, crossovers and SUVS. The expanded relationship immediately integrates electromechanical limited slip differentials (eLSDs) into the AAM TracRite family of differential products. These systems greatly improve vehicle handling and traction for all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive vehicles.
The system, used extensively in high-performance vehicles from premium OEMs, provides active torque control of the wheels by translating vehicle torque requests into accurate axle torque response. TracRite eLSDs will go into production later this year.
“Combining AAM and Drexler’s design, engineering and manufacturing expertise will provide our customers with the highest quality, most advanced driveline systems,” said Alberto Satine, president of AAM Driveline.