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News   April 19, 2016   by Steve Pawlett

Bosch Expands Aftermarket Product Lines


Robert Bosch LLC has announced the addition of 31 new SKUs in the month of April to its aftermarket product lineup. Additions were made to the braking, wideband oxygen sensors, engine management sensors, and rotating machines product lines.


Bosch QuietCast and Bosch Blue Disc Brake Pads

The Bosch QuietCast and Bosch Blue Disc Brake Pads product lines have expanded, with the addition of three new brake pad set SKUs. The new SKUs extend coverage for late model Asian and European vehicles. 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 with all applications.

One new Bosch QuietCast Brake Pad set with hardware is available now for the 2014 Acura RLX and covers 8,000 units in operation in the US.

Bosch Blue Brake Pads feature OE-style, multi-layer shims that provide superior noise dampening characteristics. They’re designed to deliver quality and performance and are ideal for the shop owner who is a “generalist” and is looking to provide customers with the best value. 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.

One new Bosch Blue Brake Pad set SKU with a hardware kit is now available for various Jaguar models including the 2005-2009 Jaguar Vanden Plas, 2009–2015 Jaguar XF and more. A second SKU covers 2010-2011 BMW Alpina B7 Xdrive, 2010-2011 BMW Alpina B7L Xdrive and 2010-2011 BMW X6. In total, the two new product SKUs cover over 50,000 units in operation.


Wideband Air/Fuel Oxygen Sensors

Bosch, the leading supplier and manufacturer of oxygen sensors worldwide, has added seven new part numbers to its line of premium wideband air/fuel ratio oxygen sensors, including six direct fit OE-type sensors and one universal fit sensor. These oxygen sensors expand coverage to an additional 17.6 million late-model U.S. Domestic, Asian and European vehicles in operation.

Bosch Wideband Oxygen Sensors are designed to meet or exceed OE specifications, and the new SKUs extend coverage to fit models including the 2011-2014 Nissan Cube, 2007-2009 Huyndai Elantra, 2005 Mazda 6, 2011-2014 Nissan 370Z, 2014 Infiniti QX70, 2013-2015 Nissan Sentra and more.

Bosch Premium Universal Oxygen Sensors with OE SmartLink are quick and easy to install. The new SKU extends coverage to fit models including 2010-2013 Acura MDX, 2013-2014 Acura RDX, 2013 Chevrolet Caprice, 2013 Cadillac CTS, 2006-2008 Chevrolet Aveo, 2006-2012 Chevrolet Malibu and more.


Engine Management Sensors

Bosch has announced the addition of seven new engine sensors, providing late-model European coverage for 1.2 million vehicles in operation. The new SKU numbers, which are now available, include five high-pressure GDI sensors and two high-pressure diesel sensors.

The new SKUs for high pressure GDI sensors offer coverage for models including the 2005-2009 Audi A4, 2009-2011 Volkswagen CC, 2013-2015 Jaguar XF, 2013-2015 Mercedes-Benz B250, 2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS400 and more. The new SKUs for high-pressure diesel sensors cover 2009-2011 BMS 335d, 2005-2009 Mercedes-Benz E320, 2011-2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 and more.


Rotating Machines

The Bosch Rotating Machines group has added 14 SKUs for new and remanufactured alternators and starters covering 1.8 million vehicles in operation in the U.S. These new part number additions cover late-model Asian and European vehicles including Acura, Audi, BMW, Porsche and Volkswagen.

The releases include remanufactured alternators for several Volkswagen and Porsche models including the 2014-2015 Volkswagen Beetle, Jetta and Passat, L4 Cyl. 1.8L; 2013-2015 Volkswagen Beetle and Jetta, L4 Cyl. 2.0L; 2007-2009 Porsche 911 H6 Cyl. 3.4L; 2007-2008 Porsche Boxter H6 Cyl. 2.7L; 2007-2008 Porsche Cayman H6 Cyl. 3.4L, and more.


Coverage for new starters includes Volkswagen and Audi models such as the 2010-2014 Volkswagen Golf and 2009-2015 Audi Q7, Volkswagen and Touareg, V6 Cyl. 3.0L Diesel and more. Additionally, remanufactured starters are now available for models including the 2014-2015 Audi A8 Quattro, Q5 and SQ5, V6 3.0L Supercharged; 2015 Volkswagen Golf L4 Cyl. 2.0L with Twin Clutch Transmission; 2015 BMW 228i xDrive L4 Cyl. 2.0L Manual Transmission with start/stop; 2007-2009 Acura Truck MDX V6 Cyl. 3.7L and more.

Bosch 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% performance-tested to last longer and deliver more reliable service.

“At Bosch, we’re committed to providing our customers with the quality parts and the coverage they need to satisfy their customers’ expectations,” said Thomas Winter, Robert Bosch LLC, vice president, Automotive Aftermarket NA. “We’re constantly working to deliver the right part to the right place at the right time to ensure that automotive service professionals have the parts they need to complete their jobs properly and efficiently.”







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