Bosch expands four product categories

May 14, 2015

Robert Bosch LLC has added 12 SKUs to its product portfolio. Parts have been added to the brake pads, spark plugs, rotating machines, and wiper blades product lines.

Brake pads

Bosch has added two brake pad set SKUs for late-model Asian vehicles.

One copper-free SKU with a hardware kit has been added to the QuietCast line that covers nearly 300,000 units in operation, including 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2014 Hyundai Veloster and 2014 Kia Sorento. The company says all Bosch premium QuietCast Brake Pads feature friction formulas specific to the application – semi-metallic, NAO or ceramic – and include synthetic lubricant in each package.

Bosch has also added one SKU to the Bosch Blue Brake Pad line. Bosch Blue Brake Pads are towel-wrapped for additional protection and value in a material that is similar to the shop towels that technicians use on a daily basis while working on customers’ cars.

The new Bosch Blue SKU covers an additional 50,000 units in operation, such as the 2013–2014 Nissan Leaf and 2013–2014 Nissan NV 200.

Spark plugs

Bosch has added four OE Specialty spark plugs. Together, they cover a broad range of nearly 400,000 Asian, European and Domestic vehicles in operation on U.S. roads.

The Bosch OE Specialty laser-welded double platinum spark plug covers select 2014-2015 Porsche models, including turbos.

A Bosch OE Specialty quick-heat super plus spark plug is available for the 2008 – 2009 Saturn Astra 1.8L.

A Bosch OE Specialty laser-welded Iridium pin-to-pin spark plug fits 2010 – 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0L Turbo.

The Bosch OE Specialty laser-welded double platinum spark plug is available for a variety of BMW models including 2011 – 2014 BMW 335i, 335i xDrive 3.0L Turbo; 2011 – 2014 BMW 535i, 535i GT, 535 xDrive; 535i GT xDrive 3.0L Turbo; 2013 – 2014 BMW X1 3.0L Turbo;  2011 – 2014 BMW X3 3.0L Turbo; 2011 – 2014 BMW X5 3.0L Turbo; 2011 – 2014 BMW X6 3.0L Turbo and more.

Rotating machines

Bosch has released four part numbers for rotating machines covering 600,000 additional late-model European vehicles in operation. The releases include remanufactured and new Bosch starters and alternators for late model Audi, VW and Mercedes-Benz applications including those equipped with start/stop technology.

New and remanufactured aftermarket starters have been released for start/stop applications include coverage for 2013-2014 Mercedes Benz C300, C350, E350, GLK 350, V6 Cyl.3.5L vehicles. Also covered are 2014 – 2015 Mercedes Benz E250; 2015 Mercedes Benz ML250, L4 Cyl. 2.1L Turbocharged Diesel with start/stop systems.

The Bosch remanufactured alternator covers a variety of Audi and Volkswagen models including 2009 – 2013 Audi A3; 2009 – 2014 Audi A4 L4 Cyl. 2.0L; 2012 – 2013 Volkswagen Beetle; 2009 – 2014 Volkswagen CC; 2010 – 2013 Volkswagen Jetta; 2008 – 2010 Volkswagen Passat.

Bosch alternators and starters are performance-tested for longer more reliable service and are designed to meet or exceed the manufacturers’ recommendations.

Wiper blades

A single new extension to the Aerotwin wiper blade line covers 400,000 late-model European vehicles in operation and is a direct OE replacement for vehicles requiring specific connection types. Bosch Aerotwin wiper blades feature an integrated wind spoiler design.

The Bosch Twin wiper blade offers a pre-assembled OE-style adapter available for various connection types. The company says the single new addition is easy to install and covers 500,000 late-model European vehicles in operation.

The Bosch Aerotwin blade set (26-inch/26-inch) fits 2006 – 2011 Mercedes Benz CLS-Series; 2008 – 2009 Mercedes Benz E-Class; 2002 – 2012 Mercedes Benz SL Class and more.

The Bosch Twin blade set (21-inch/21-inch) fits 1988 – 1995 Audi 80 and 90; 1985 – 1987 Audi 4000; 1990 – 1991 Audi V8 Quattro; 2005 Land Rover Freelander; 1990 – 2002 Saab 9-3; 19991 – 1997 Volvo 960 Series; 1998 – 2005 Volvo C70; 1999 – 2000 Volvo S70 and more.

“As vehicles come off OEM warranties, and are ready to be serviced by the independent aftermarket, our goal is to make sure we have top quality parts available to help automotive service and sales professionals do their jobs efficiently and successfully,” says Thomas Winter, vice president, automotive aftermarket for Bosch.

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