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03/01/2009

New Garrett Turbo Technology Redefines Efficiency and Performance of Diesel V-Engines

– Innovative Sequential Boosting System Enables V8 Performance in a V6 Engine

Garrett (NYSE: GTX) has launched a unique groundbreaking turbo technology that is enabling the new Jaguar XF 3.0L V6 Diesel to reduce fuel consumption by 12% and CO2 emissions by 10% compared to its predecessor. In addition, this new boosting system allows the V6 engine to achieve performance levels of current V8 diesel engines.

Garrett partnered with Ford and Jaguar to develop a sequential boosting system optimized for packaging on a V-Engine configuration. Ford, Jaguar and Honeywell engineers have overcome the challenge of packaging this innovative boosting configuration in the limited V architecture space, enabling automotive designers greater freedom to optimize the vehicle for aerodynamics, weight and crash safety without compromising the stunning car design.

“We are proud to be a part of the most advanced, powerful and efficient Jaguar diesel ever created,” said Alex Ismail, President, Honeywell Turbo Technologies. “This technological achievement sets a new milestone in turbo performance and highlights the determination of Honeywell to provide its customers with world-leading technologies.”

The system is comprised of two small turbos and a Garrett patented sequential control technology. A VNT TM turbo provides boost at low engine speeds, maximizing driveability and fuel economy, while the second free-floating turbo is activated in parallel at high engine speeds to deliver best-in-class peak power. A Honeywell patented sequential control valve ensures a smooth transition.

The new turbo system helps to produce a staggering 600Nm of torque (38% higher than the outgoing V6) and is a step up from the Garrett Motion pioneered bi-turbo architecture for diesel V-Engine applications. The technology enables customers to significantly improve fuel efficiency and performance in an environment unsuited to 2-Stage architecture due to space constraints.

As the leading turbocharger developer in the world, Garrett expects the global turbocharger segment to grow from 30% of the overall automotive market to more than 38% by 2013 as automakers look to boost engines to help increase fuel-efficiency and reduce harmful exhaust emissions without sacrificing performance.

Olivier Rabiller President and CEO Garrett – Advancing Motion

About Garrett

Garrett (www.garrettmotion.com) is a differentiated technology leader, serving customers worldwide for more than 65 years. Garrett’s cutting-edge technology enables vehicles to become safer, and more connected, efficient and environmentally friendly. Our portfolio of turbocharging, electric boosting and automotive software solutions empowers the transportation industry to redefine and further advance motion. For more news and information on Garrett, please visit www.garrettmotion.com/news.

Contacts:

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Mike Stoller
Garrett Motion
+1 734 392 5525
michael.stoller@garrettmotion.com

This release contains forward-looking statements as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements about future business operations, financial performance and market conditions.  Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties inherent in business forecasts as further described in our filings under the Securities Exchange Act.

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