Bosch to reissue starters for historical Porsche 911, 928, and 959 series

Modern, high-performance technology for reliable engine starting

  • Reliable engine starting thanks to an increased starting capacity of 2.0 kW
  • An enhanced, lighter, and more compact version of the original starter
  • More than 100 years of Bosch expertise in starters and alternators

Karlsruhe – Within the scope of a so-called “reengineering project”, in which modern technology is used for historical vehicles, Bosch is supporting owners of Porsche classic cars with a high-performance starter. The starter drive bearing and the overrunning clutch with pinion were redesigned for the 911, 928 and 959 models. Bosch engineers were able to adopt the starter motor and engaging relay used in current volume starter production. Thus the availability of spare parts is also ensured for subsequent repairs. Unlike the original 1.5 kW starter, the redesigned starter has an output of 2.0 kW. This increased starting capacity means even more reliable starts for the engines of historical Porsche models. Moreover, the starters stand out because they are lighter and more compact. They provide an enhanced version of the original part, which has been phased out of volume production. Of course the new starters from the Bosch Classic reengineering program, which can be ordered effective immediately through Bosch service providers, wholesalers or any Porsche center, comply with Bosch’s stringent original equipment standards.

More than 100 years of Bosch expertise in starters and alternators

The new starter for the historical Porsche models was developed by Bosch engineers at the Göttingen and Schwieberdingen locations. The new starters – as well as other series, for example, the current HEF109 starter for commercial vehicles – are produced at the Göttingen plant. “The ability to draw on more than 100 years of Bosch expertise in the starter and alternator sector for our reengineering program is a major advantage for Bosch Classic,” according to Bosch Classic head of department Frank Mantel.
“We are glad that with the new starter we can help ensure that classic car fans will be able to enjoy their vehicles for a long time.”

An extensive aftermarket range of starters and alternators

In addition to the products with which Bosch Classic keeps historical vehicles running, Bosch offers automotive workshops an extensive range of new starters and alternators for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. These are tested and quality inspected according to the same standards as original equipment parts. This results in high-quality products that stand out thanks to their high reliability and long service life even under adverse environmental conditions. When it comes to economical repairs of older passenger cars and commercial vehicles, workshops and their customers also have affordable alternatives available with the remanufactured starters and alternators from the Bosch eXchange program.

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with modern diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufactured in-house. About 17,000 associates in more than 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 15,000 workshops, and more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 410,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2018). The company generated sales of 78.5 billion euros in 2018. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 460 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At nearly 130 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 68,700 associates in research and development.

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