Bosch Expands Brake, Spark Plug and Rotating Machine Product Lines
This month, Bosch Automotive Aftermarket has added new parts coverage for vehicles from Chrysler, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Acura, Ford, Mazda and more. The new SKUs cover more than 48.8 million vehicles in operation in the U.S. and Canada, offering OE fit, form and function for select vehicles needing replacement brakes, spark plugs, starters and alternators.
Bosch brake pads
Ten new SKUs have been added to the Bosch QuietCast Brake Pad product line. The new part numbers extend coverage to more than 3.9 million late-model domestic, Asian and European vehicles in operation (VIO) in the U.S. and Canada including the 2008-2016 Chrysler Town & Country, 2012-2015 Dodge Durango, 2012-2013 BMW 320i, 2014-2017 Acura MDX and more. The new part numbers feature synthetic lubricant included with all applications and a hardware kit on select applications.
Ten new SKUs have been added to the Bosch Blue Disc Brake Pad product line, featuring OE-style, multi-layer shims that provide superior noise dampening. The pads are designed to deliver quality and performance and are ideal for the shop owner who is looking to provide customers with the best value.
The new Bosch Blue Brake Pad SKUs extend coverage to over 890,000 late-model domestic, Asian and European VIO in the U.S. and Canada, including the 2016 Honda Pilot, 2016 Fiat 500X, 2006-2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed 6, 2000-2003 Volkswagen EuroVan and more.
Bosch spark plugs
Bosch continues to expand the spark plug product line, adding 38 new SKUs in November. Through the addition of these new part numbers, coverage is extended to an additional 40 million domestic, Asian and European VIO. The new SKUs feature the latest in double iridium, iridium, double platinum and platinum technology for today’s advanced engines with gasoline-direct injection (GDI), turbochargers and superchargers, as well as nickel-yttrium/copper technologies for naturally aspirated engines.
Two new Laser Welded Platinum Spark Plug SKUs cover vehicles including the 2002-2004 Aston Martin DB7 6.0L V12, 1966 VW Beetle 1.3L H4, 2007-2010 Cadillac STS 4.6L V8 and more.
Thirteen new nickel-yttrium/copper-core spark plug SKUs cover vehicles including the 2011-2014 Chrysler 200 2.4L L4 (VIN B), 2008 Dodge Avenger 2.4L L4 (VIN K), 1996-2002 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6 and more.
Four new OE fine wire laser-welded double iridium pin-to-pin spark plug SKUs cover vehicles including the 2013-2015 Acura ILX 2.0L L4 (R20A5), 2013-2014 Santa Fe 2.4L, 2013-2017 Lexus ES300h 2.5L L4 and more.
Fifteen new OE fine wire laser welded double iridium spark plug SKUs cover vehicles including the 2008-2014 Ford Expedition 5.4L V8, 2015-2016 Cadillac Escalade 6.2L V8, 2013-2016 Dodge Dart 2.0L L4 cylinder and more.
Three OE fine wire laser welded double platinum spark plug SKUs cover vehicles including the 2017 Ford E-350 6.2L V8, 1997 Subaru Legacy 2.5L H4, 2017 Porsche 911 3.0L Turbo, and more.
One new OE fine wire laser welded iridium spark plug SKU covers vehicles including the 2003-2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2.0L Turbo and 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Evolution MR; Evolution RS 2.0L Turbo (VIN D; 4G63).
Bosch alternators and starters (rotating machines)
Twenty-one new part numbers have been added to the Bosch rotating machines product line, including 14 SKUs for remanufactured alternators and seven SKUs for remanufactured starters. The new SKUs extend coverage to over 3.3 million late-model Domestic, Asian and European VIO in the U.S. and Canada. These vehicles include the 2013-2017 Nissan Altima 2.5L L4, 2012-2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty 6.7L V8, 2014-2016 Ford Fusion 1.5L L4, 2010-2015 Toyota Venza 2.7L L4 and more.
“Bosch is committed to expanding our product lines every month while providing OE fit form and function,” says Thomas Winter, Robert Bosch LLC, vice president Automotive Aftermarket NA. “We work tirelessly to provide technicians with the quality parts they depend on to complete their repairs every day.”