Filters for health-conscious car drivers: standard and activated-carbon filters, FILTER+
Ever more people are suffering from allergies. Consequently, the sensitivity for clean air inside the vehicle has risen accordingly among health-conscious car drivers. Bosch thus offers the new FILTER+, a special cabin filter separating finest dusts and even rendering harmless allergens and bacteria.
At the new FILTER+ cabin filter, several filter layers ensure clean air inside the vehicle thus protecting the occupants’ health and increasing comfort. An activated-carbon layer neutralizes harmful and foul-smelling gases. The ultra-fine micro-fiber layer retains particles with a diameter of up to 2.5 micrometers and thus up to 99 percent of all fine dusts. An anti-allergy layer with a special molecular grid structure lastingly separates allergens and renders them harmless. In addition, silver ions within the anti-allergic layer kill bacteria. This filtration ensures the air inside the vehicle to be clean and free of smells. By reducing and preventing allergic reactions such as sneezing attacks, the new FILTER+ helps minimize driver distraction. Their concentration increases – and with it, road safety.
Complete filter range for any requirements or demands With its complete range of cabin filters, reaching from standard and activated-carbon filters through to the particularly powerful FILTER+, Bosch provides just the right filter for any individual requirements. From June onwards, the new FILTER+ series will be available at the wholesalers and for all common car brands and types.
Product development in cooperation with BMW Classic
Development, testing and production in line with standards of original equipment
Automotive Tradition makes sure that vintage cars keep on running
For the 100th anniversary of the BMW brand, Automotive Tradition, Bosch's classic car division has reproduced the BMW M1 starter in line with historic production records. This so-called Reverse Engineering Project – from the idea to the finished product – was realised in only four months in cooperation with BMW Classic. Drive bearing and pinion for the starter were newly constructed and further parts were taken from BMW's current serial production. It can thus be ensured that necessary spare parts are also available in the future. The starter for the BMW M1 is fully in line with all production standards of the original equipment. When the BMW M1 entered the market in 1978, its maximum speed of about 260 km/h made it the fastest serial vehicle that was produced in Germany. 450 of the mid-mounted engine sports cars were built until 1981, most of them as the street version. Today, the M1 is a classic icon that enthuses fans all over the world.
Further products for the BMW M-series in the exchange supply programme Besides the relaunched M1 starter, further products for BMW's M-series are available in the Automotive Tradition supply programme. There is also the M1 generator, which is still part of the Bosch Exchange programme. The generator for the M3 (E30) as well as the starter for the M5 (E34) were re-issued as exchange product especially for BMW Classic. The starter for the M3 and the generator for the M5 are also available as spare parts in the Bosch Exchange programme. Bosch Automotive Tradition thus contributes to keep the legendary M-series BMW on the road.
Generator regulator and starter batteries mirror historical models Bosch Automotive Tradition has already been off to a good start with reverse engineering products by e.g. relaunching the widely used 12 volt direct current generator regulator. In its original design combined with state-of-the-art technology, it ensures constant voltage in the vehicle's on-board system for both volume vehicles, such as the VW Beetle, and tractors. But also Bosch's well-known black starter batteries featuring the historical original design and a modern inner life are available again. Bosch Automotive Tradition initially offered six 6-volt versions, and now also has 12-volt versions of the batteries featuring the black original plastic casing in its programme.
Many attractions along the route for spectators and participants
Registration up to 1 May
Boxberg/Karlsruhe. The popular vintage car rallye Bosch Boxberg Klassik starts on 24 June 2016 already for the 17th time. As every year the participants have the opportunity to explore exciting landscapes and routes and thereby complete several special stages. For the two-day stage race, all different kinds of starters with 150 vintage and modern classic cars from the past 90 years compete again on the first day starting at Böblingen Motorworld. Via picturesque routes and passing beautiful places, the participants reach the destination of the day: Abstatt. On Sunday we start from there for the second stage of the rallye, which traditionally ends on the Bosch test track in Boxberg. To top it off, the rallye ends with a drive around the test track with its famous banked curve. Along the route and on 26 June in the Boxberg Test Center, a variety of attractions relating to vintage cars is waiting for spectators and participants again.
The classic division offers over 60 000 products for vintage and modern classic cars
Numerous events for vintage-car enthusiasts
New book on the topic of petrol engine maintenance
Vintage-car expert and longtime Bosch workshop employee, Jochen Geiken, at the Bosch stand at the Techno Classica
Karlsruhe/Essen – The classic division of Automotive Aftermarket, with its headquarters in Karlsruhe, offers vintage-car enthusiasts a broad range of more than 60 000 different products. "We take our historical responsibility seriously and do our utmost to support vintage-car owners in the maintenance of their favourite treasures", explains Fritz Cirener, Head of Automotive Tradition. The classic division assists not only in obtaining Bosch replacement parts. They also coordinate the reproduction of many parts. Indeed, sometimes new products have to be developed, as in the case of the "Black Battery". In addition, original replacement parts are maintained.
Bosch Automotive Tradition Events In 2016 the experts of Bosch Automotive Tradition will be available for you at several events with their knowledge and products. In April they will be present at the Bosch Hockenheim Historic (15 – 17 April 2016). In June, the Bosch Boxberg Klassik starts for the 17th time (24 – 26 June 2016). The Eifel Rallye Festival follows (21 – 23 July 2016) in Daun. Moreover, the experts of Automotive Tradition will be available at the Bosch stand for discussions during the Automechanika in Frankfurt (13 – 17 September 2016).
Bosch Tradition at the Techno Classica At the Techno Classcia (6 – 10 April 2016), Bosch Automotive Tradition will present four 12 volt-variants of the historical black battery and extends its historical battery range. The battery range includes already the 6 volt-variants that Bosch has been reproducing since 2014. While its exterior black housing closely resembles its historical predecessor, Bosch has equipped the inside of the battery using modern technology and high quality standards. These batteries, while remaining faithful to their historical legacy, offer the same high standard of safety and long service life of the modern Bosch starter battery. Furthermore, they are suitable for recycling almost completely. The CC charger also belongs to the product range. It charges weak 6 volt-batteries easily and quickly. The device offers a so-called charge-maintenance, allowing vintage cars to be ready to drive even when they are not in regular use.
At our stand at the Techno Classica in Essen, visitors have the opportunity for a discussion with Jochen Geiken. The well-known vintage-car expert has 45 years of experience in Bosch workshops and is available for all questions relating to engineering and repair on classic vehicles. Answers to detailed technical questions vintage-car enthusiasts will find in the knowledge databank of Bosch Automotive Tradition. It includes more than 50 000 historical documents. It can be found at www.automotive-tradition.com. Furthermore, exhibition visitors can learn how control devices regain their functionality through the repair- and preparation programme at the Bosch stand. Thus it is possible for vehicle owners to have their defective D-Jetronic control device or their HKZ switching device repaired directly by Bosch – regardless from which vehicle and from which engine (four, six or eight cylinders).
New title in the knowledge book series of Bosch Also provided by Bosch Automotive Tradition is the Automotive Handbook. It is available in its 9th edition. A new book titled "Ottomotorsteuerung für Young- und Oldtimer" has been published. It is based on the partially thoroughly reworked and extended "Gelbe Reihe" by Bosch and explains clearly the basics of the topics of air-fuel mix and ignition. In addition to classical carburetors and ignition systems, all Jetronic systems are depicted. The book is thus a knowledge base for owners of vintage and modern classic cars with a passion for technology.
For those who in addition would like to extend their practical knowledge, there is the opportunity to register for special training courses focussing on older Bosch systems. Beside the Jetronic systems, courses on Bosch alternators and mechanical gasoline injection are available. In these practical courses, technical knowledge is shared directly by the Bosch manufacturer with participants. For detailed information and registration, please visit www.automotive-tradition.com.