Robert Bosch LLC has augmented its aftermarket product lineup with 34 new SKUs. Additions were made to braking, wideband air/fuel oxygen sensors, diesel common rail injectors and injection pumps and rotating machines.
Bosch QuietCast and Bosch Blue Disc Brake Pads
Three new brake pad SKUs were added to extend coverage for many late-model vehicles. Of these, two new part numbers have been added to the premium QuietCast line extending coverage for domestic and European vehicles. Hardware kits are included for select applications. One new part number also has been added to the Bosch Blue line for additional European vehicle coverage.
All Bosch premium QuietCast Disc Brake Pads feature friction formulas specific to the application – semi-metallic, NAO or copper-free ceramic – and include synthetic lubricant in each package. The two new QuietCast SKUs introduced this month offer a copper-free ceramic upgrade for semi-metallic friction formulas on select applications.
Bosch QuietCast Brake pads are available for 2008-’13 BMW 128i; 2013-’15 Ford F250 Super Duty, Ford F350 Super Duty and Ford F450 Super Duty. These two new part numbers cover 556,000 units in operation.
Bosch Blue Brake Pads feature OE-style, multi-layer shims that provide superior noise dampening characteristics, the company says. For added protection, Bosch Blue Brake Pads come towel-wrapped for select applications. The material used is similar to the shop towels that technicians use on a daily basis when working on their customers’ vehicles.
The single Bosch Blue part number fits various Jaguar models including 2005-’08 Jaguar S-type, 2009-’15 Jaguar XF, 2006-’09 Jaguar XJ8 and more, covering 44,000 units in operation.
Wideband Air/Fuel Oxygen Sensors
Bosch has added 17 new direct-fit part numbers to its line of premium wideband air/fuel ratio oxygen sensors. Designed to meet or exceed OE specifications, these wideband oxygen sensors expand coverage for domestic, Asian and European vehicles by 5.1 million vehicles in operation. The majority of these late-model applications can be found in the latest Bosch ACES/PIES catalog output.
Applications include 2011-’14 Ford Explorer; 2013–’14 Lincoln MKS; 2010-’13 Kia Forte; 2009-’13 Mazda 6; 2011-’15 Toyota Sienna; 2013-’14 Audi A8 Quattro and more.
Diesel Common Rail Injector and Injection Pump
Bosch has released three common rail injector SKUs and two new common rail injection pump SKUs to the aftermarket. Guaranteed to provide OE-level performance and meet all emission requirements, these SKUs include both new and remanufactured products.
The three common rail injector part numbers are tested and calibrated using OE specifications and cover an additional 132,000 vehicles in operation. The new common rail injector part numbers cover applications such as 2015-’16 Ford F250 and F350 Super Duty V8 cyl. 6.7L; and 2014 Audi A6 V6 cyl. 3.0L vehicles.
The two common rail injection pumps cover an additional 129,000 vehicles in operation. These new part numbers cover 2015-’16 Ford F250 F and 350 Super Duty V8 cyl. 6.7L applications.
The Bosch Rotating Machines group has released nine new and remanufactured alternators and starters covering 1.3 million vehicles in operation in the U.S. These new part number additions cover domestic, Asian and European vehicles, including Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo. Some of these vehicles are equipped with start/stop technology.
The releases include remanufactured alternators for several Volkswagen models including the 2014-’15 Volkswagen Beetle L4 cyl. 1.8L; 2014-’15 Volkswagen Jetta L4 cyl. 1.8L; 2014-’15 Volkswagen Passat L4 cyl. 1.8L. New alternators are available for 2007-’09 Porsche 911 H6 cyl. 3.8L auto trans; 2007-’08 Porsche Boxter H6 cyl. 3.4L auto trans.
Remanufactured starters are now available for 2014–’15 Audi A6 Quattro V6 cyl. 3.0L diesel equipped with start/stop technology, 2014 Audi A8 Quattro V6 cyl.3.0L diesel with start stop technology and more. A new starter is also available for 2011–’15 Mercedes-Benz V8 cyl. 6.3 L.
Bosch says its new and remanufactured starters and alternators are built with top-quality materials using the most advanced technology to withstand extreme heat, cold and high demand. They are 100 percent performance-tested to last longer and deliver more reliable service.
“At Bosch we use the finest materials and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to bring quality products to market,” said Thomas Winter, Robert Bosch LLC, vice president, Automotive Aftermarket NA. “Automotive service and sales professionals, therefore, can select Bosch products with the confidence that they will receive OE-quality fit and finish which will allow them to perform their task easily and successfully.”