Bosch Expands Product Portfolio and Adds Work Lamp Program

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Robert Bosch LLC added 27 aftermarket part numbers to its product portfolio in December. Additions were made to the braking, rotating machines, fuel pumps and throttling devices categories. The company also unveiled an LED work lamp program.

Bosch QuietCast and Bosch Blue Disc brake pads

Three brake pad SKUs were added extending 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, and one new number has been added to the Bosch Blue line for additional Domestic and Asian vehicle coverage. Hardware kits are included for select applications.

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.

Bosch QuietCast Brake pads with hardware are available for 2012-2013 Chrysler Town & Country, 2012-2013 Dodge Grand Caravan, and more. Bosch QuietCast Brake pads without hardware kits are available for 2010-2011 BMW Alpina B7 XDrive, 2010-2011 BMW X6 and more. The two new part numbers cover 564,000 units in operation.

Bosch Blue Brake Pads feature OE-style, multi-layer shims that provide superior noise dampening characteristics. Specially designed to deliver quality and performance to the ‘everyday driver,’ Bosch Blue Brake Pads are ideal for the shop owner who is a “generalist” and is looking to provide customers with the best value. 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 that is available with a hardware kit fits applications including 2005-2012 Ford Escape and 2005-2011 Mazda Tribute, and covers 1.7 million units in operation.

Rotating machines

Bosch released 11 alternators and starters covering 3.2 million vehicles in operation in the U.S. These new and remanufactured part number additions cover domestic, Asian and European vehicles including Dodge, Ford. Jeep, Mercury, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and Honda.

December releases include remanufactured alternators for several Mercedes-Benz and Honda models including 2008-2013 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG V8 Cyl. 6.3L and 2012-2015 Honda Pilot V6 Cyl. 3.5L. New and remanufactured alternators have also been added covering Porsche models including the 2007-2009 Porsche Carrera H6 Cyl. 3.6L and 2007-2008 Porsche Cayman H6 Cyl. 2.7L.

New starters have been added for a number of European applications including the 2008-2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 V6 Cyl. 3.0L, 2007-2014 Volvo XC90 L6 Cyl. 3.2L, 2012 Audi A8 Quattro V8 Cyl. 6.3L Gas, equipped with Start/Stop technology and more. Remanufactured starters are now available for 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe L4 Cyl. 2.4L, 2011-2014 Dodge Durango V8 Cyl. 5.7L, 2010 Ford Fusion L4 Cyl. 2.5L and more.

Fuel pumps

The Bosch gasoline systems group has added five new fuel pump and module assembly part numbers to its OE fuel pump catalog for the aftermarket, extending coverage to an additional 2.7 million late-model domestic and Asian vehicles in operation.

Bosch fuel pumps feature superior turbine design and offer OE form, fit and function. Applications for module assemblies include 2010-2013 GMC Sierra 1500, 2009-2012 Ford Escape and more. An electric fuel pump is available for 1996-1998 Nissan 200SX, 2000-2001 Nissan Altima and more.

Throttle bodies

The Bosch engine management group has added one throttle body part number covering nearly 400,000 late-model Domestic vehicles in operation in the U.S.

An essential part of the air intake system in a modern gasoline engine, the throttle body assembly – in combination with the electronic throttle control system – regulates the amount of fresh air entering the engine. This unit is an actual OE product which offers plug and play operation with no flash update needed.

The single part number covers several Ford models, including the 2013-2014 Ford Escape, 2013-2014 Ford Fusion, 2014 Ford Fiesta and 2014 Ford Transit Connect.

LED work lamps

Bosch has introduced a new line of LED work lamps which includes seven part numbers that cover applications for commercial vehicles, forklifts, farm and construction equipment. Bosch says its LED work lamps have low power consumption and offer a long service life with zero maintenance. The LED work lamps can stand up to the toughest weather conditions and have an IP rating of 67.

For more information, visit the company’s website.

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