GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE DUAL MASS FLYWHEEL MARKET
Flywheels are used in automotive engines to absorb and distribute the power produced during power stroke uniformly across other three strokes in a four stroke engine. The prime reason behind usage of dual mass flywheel instead of conventional flywheel is smoother clutch operation, improved gear shifts and reduction in vibration throughout the vehicle.
In Europe, due to higher fitment of 12V Start-stop system since early 2010s, Diesel-manual transmission cars mostly have dual mass flywheels to improve engine refinement at start, stop and low speeds.
OEMs follow different strategies to reduce NVH in their vehicles by further customizing dual mass flywheel.
In 2008, JLR equipped the new Freelander with a new Polyetheretherketone friction control plate to withstand 7X the pressure of the outgoing plate, for higher refinement under even greater start and stop demands.
In 2009, Hyundai-Kia engineers used a single-mass flywheel and one clutch—rather than dual-mass flywheel and two clutches—to reduce cost, and weight.
In 2012, when BMW launched 2012 X3 with N20 engine, it added a a centrifugal pendulum absorber integrated in the dual-mass flywheel to further reduce irregular running at low engine rpm. It was further carried on to 3 Series in 2015 i.e. the 6-speed manual transmission on 340i model.
In 2014, FCA`s RAM Promaster van debuted in North American market with a 3.0L I-4 Diesel engine also featuring dual mass flywheel
Also in 2014, Mercedes launched the all new C Class with a special dual-mass flywheel to better compensate for the imbalances of a diesel engine and doing away with a balancer shaft. The Diesel engine called OM 626 was product of the strategic cooperation with Renault and assembled in part in Bremen.
In 2015, Audi launched the Millerized TFSI engine on A4 featuring a centrifugal pendulum-type absorber on the dual-mass flywheel allowing very low idling speeds.
MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST
The global automotive dual mass flywheel market size is closely related with automotive production. As auto production peaked in 2017 and has been in decline mode ever since, especially after COVID-19, the market size for dual mass flywheel has declined linearly.
Market Size and Forecast (Volume and Value)
- By Engine displacement-(<1.5L,15-2.5L,>2.5L)
- By Application-( Sedan,SUV,Hatchback,Commercial vehicle)
- By Geography-( Asia,Europe, ROW and North America)
Germany based ZF and Schaeffler(including LuK) are among the biggest suppliers of dual mass flywheel. ZF started making Dual mass flywheel in 1999 and has undertaken numerous plant expansions ever since. ZF`s initial market for dual mass flywheel was limited to Diesel engines but in mid 2000s` it further expanded to higher segment gasoline engines as well.
THIS REPORT WILL ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS
- Market Size and Forecast (2020-2025), Units and $M
- Market split by region, end use segment and range
- Market share of leading vendors, 2020
- COVID impact on automotive dual mass flywheel market and suppliers` earnings
- Dual mass flywheel technology trends