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The Complete Maintenance-Free Solution from Bosch

The Complete Maintenance-Free Solution from Bosch

With over 95 years of battery experience, Bosch knows a thing or two about having the right product for motorists. To meet the ever increasing energy demands of today’s vehicles, Bosch has a comprehensive line-up of maintenance-free batteries, including the SM Mega Power Plus and ST Hightec range (EFB & AGM).

In addition, our AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) range of batteries feature some of the latest in battery development and technologies, ensuring they provide peak power for the very best in performance. Together with its global network of engineers and manufacturing centres, Bosch continues to be at the forefront of providing products suitable for today’s vehicles, including those requiring start-stop technology.

SM Mega Power Plus – For Longer Life with Extra Power

A superior option for absolute dependability. The SM Mega Power Plus is developed to exceed the demands of the growing medium-sized vehicle sector and the prevalence of advanced equipment it has introduced.

The SM Mega Power Plus covers outputs such as multimedia players, parking distance control, lane change warnings and active suspension. Further improved service life is supported by increased warranty for optimal customer peace of mind.

The SM Mega Power Plus is the perfect match for new vehicle technology or the customers who just want more.

  • Long service life.
  • Optimal performance ensures maximum current flow and high cranking power.
  • Excellent safety and recyclability through innovative container material.
  • Completely sealed and maintenance free.

SM Mega Power Silver – For the Ultimate Lifespan and Performance

A premium choice, with optimal Bosch refinement, the SM Mega Power Silver is a great partner for prestige vehicles and currently exceeds all international standards set by their manufacturers.

The SM Mega Power Silver will take pride of place in the most advanced vehicles, supporting their overwhelming depths of technology and stronger demands for starting and cycling ability. The SM Mega Power Silver is also your partner for extreme motoring, offering absolute commitment to performance.

The SM Mega Power Silver is the answer when the vehicle and the conditions demand the absolute performance.

  • Maximum performance & long service life.
  • Optimized silver alloy increases connectivity for higher charge acceptance.
  • Stable design structure with silver technology supports additional safety features such as ESP and ABS.
  • Stable silver alloy grid reduces corrosion rate and decreases self-discharge.


ST Hightec EFB – The innovator in Start-Stop Technologies

Enhanced Flooded Batteries (EFB) are built for higher performance and reliability than standard flooded batteries. They are designed to support standard Start-Stop engines, which put greater demands on the battery.

Even for non Start-Stop vehicles, the EFB can also be fitted to enhance starting performance and meet the ever increasing electrical demands of modern vehicles.

The EFB provides increased cyclic stability, enabling faster recovery from deep discharges. In a Start-Stop vehicle, the EFB maintains power supply to the electrical devices when the engine shuts off, and is able to restart in a fraction of a second.

  • Enhance Flooded Battery (EFB) are built for high performance and reliability, even under extreme conditions.
  • High density active material and optimized particle size ensures extra-long service life.
  • Optimised negative grid alloy retards corrosion and prolongs battery life during high depth of discharge cycling.

ST Hightec AGM – For Optimum Start-Stop Technology

AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) technology is one of the top battery technologies in the market today. Dynamic recharging capability and up to 4 times the number of discharge / charge cycles compared to conventional starter batteries, meeting the toughest requirements. This is a must for Start-Stop systems with brake energy recuperation, but also for vehicles with a high number of electrical convenience functions.

The trend towards fuel savings and emission reductions has popularised Stop-Start vehicles.

  • Extra-long service life double labyrinth lid construction preventing water loss.
  • 100% leakage proof with AGM technology.
  • High charge acceptance.

Spark Plug

Spark Plugs

When success is measured in milliseconds, it’s all about the details

When success is measured in milliseconds, it’s all about the details:

Back in 1902 Bosch presented its first spark plug together with a high-voltage magneto ignition system thus marking a milestone on the path to the rapidly growing motor vehicle production of the following decades.

Modern vehicles need to meet increasing demands. They are judged based on factors such as fuel economy, low emissions and fun to drive. Many vehicle manufacturers rely on the high quality, reliability and performance of Bosch spark plugs for their vehicles’ original equipment.

System and component developer:

Thanks to its close cooperation with vehicle manufacturers, Bosch gained outstanding know-how – concerning components such as spark plugs as well as gasoline injection systems. It allows Bosch to offer a comprehensive range of spark plugs and ignition components matching the specific requirements of different engines on the aftermarket.

Technological competence:

The aftermarket also benefits from motorsport and original-equipment innovations. Future trends and technologies are implemented at the production of spark plugs for series-production passenger cars and are often even further developed before being launched onto the workshop and retail markets.

Spark Plug

High market coverage:

With a worldwide market coverage of almost 95%, Bosch supplies matching spark plugs for almost any vehicle – and geared to the specific requirements of the respective engine.

High quality:

Following the first Bosch spark plug launched in 1902, several other patents have also been filed. These include, for instance, the Continuous Wave (CW) laser welding method significantly increasing the durability of the welded connection on the center electrode. Innovative alloys such as nickel, yttrium and precious metals ensure a long service life. Production procedures such as the heat-shrink assembly, nickel-coated spark plug housings and threads ensure a high reliability and a long service life.

Wiper Blades

Wiper Blades

Bosch Wipers – Driven by Reliability

Bosch Wipers – Driven by Reliability

Choose Bosch Wiper Blades. Bosch Wiper Blades are easy to fit and provide excellent visibility compared to standard wiper blades in all weather conditions. The innovative wiper blade technology provides longer service life, perfect wiper performance and gentle wiper action. This results in reduced streaks, running noise and vibration. Bosch Wiper Blades, clear visibility for your safety.

Tradition and Innovation

The Bosch Wiper Blade success started when the first electric wiper system launched in 1926. The success continued with several additional innovations such as Spoiler Wiper Blades, Windshield Washer Systems, Jet Wiper Systems and Aerotwin Wiper Blades with patented wiper-rubber technology.

Technological Partnerships

In close cooperation with a large number of vehicle manufacturers, Bosch does a lot of Wiper Blade research and development that has resulted in over 200 Wiper Blade patents. With the Bosch innovative Power Protection Plus wiper rubber, among other innovations, it provides clear perspectives of future Wiper Blade technologies.

High Vehicle Coverage

With over 98% vehicle market coverage, Bosch has a Wiper Blade to fit almost any vehicle from the latest car models to commercial vehicles, vintage and classic cars.

Reliable Performance and Maximum Safety

Bosch Wiper Blades are subject to tough performance and resilience tests – both at the test laboratory and right on the vehicle. Many years of experience in development and production make the difference. Bosch is the market leader in Wiper Blade manufacturing with over 130 million Wiper Blades produced annually worldwide.

Bosch Wipers
Product Range

Conventional Blades:

  • Patented quick clip connector system.
  • Extensive range covering late and early model vehicles.
  • Hardwearing and robust all metal construction with galvanized steel.

Aerotwin Blades:

  • Multi adaptor for Euro Vehicles.
  • Wide range of sets for unique vehicle needs.
  • Upgrade solution for conventional and hybrid blades.
  • PPP (Power Protection Plus), the innovative wiper blade technology optimising wiping performance without leaving streaks

Rear Blades:

  • Specific wiper sets for new applications e.g. Japanese flat blades.
  • Durability and performance are infinitely balanced after thorough laboratory and real real-world testing programs.



Bosch Brake Rotors and Pads – The Perfect Match For Your Vehicle

Bosch Brake Rotors and Pads – The Perfect Match For Your Vehicle

Bosch has decades of experience in the manufacturing of braking systems. Our range covers every sector and extends from individual components to complete systems. With Bosch, you will find the right component for practically every vehicle. You benefit from first-class Bosch quality, while also ensuring customer satisfaction.

Research & Development

Bosch is the world’s leading supplier of anti-lock braking systems (ABS), traction control systems (TCS) and electronic stability programs (ESP).

Bosch makes a substantial investment each year in the research and development of braking products and systems.

With continuous development and the use of innovation techniques and materials, Bosch assures product quality through constant checks during the entire production process.

Bosch’s technological competence is evident in the fact that it is a world leader in the number of patent applications it submits each year. Innovations from Bosch have had a decisive influence on automobile history. As one of the world’s largest parts supplier to the automotive industry, Bosch significantly contributes toward making driving safer, cleaner and more economical.

Why Choose Bosch European Brake Applications?

Global Trusted Brand

  • Bosch is a renowned global automotive innovator with over 90 years of brake development.
  • Vehicle brakes are subjected to extreme loads. For example, braking horsepower is about 10 times engine horsepower, which is why brake pads reach such high temperatures. During long mountain descents or when driving in stop-and-go highway traffic, temperatures can easily reach as high as 650°C. To ensure safety, brake pads therefore need to be regularly inspected and replaced only with high quality products such as Bosch brake pads.

Quality and Performance Guaranteed

  • Bosch European brake applications are designed to meet the increasing demands of today’s vehicles.
  • Bosch brake pads have been developed to withstand extreme loads and are manufactured from especially high quality materials. Extensive performance and NVH dynamometer testing along with extreme environment testing ensures that Bosch brake pads demonstrate a high level of performance and service life before being approved for sale.

European vehicles

  • Bosch Blue Line brake pads are vehicle match engineered to determine the best match of advanced friction formulations.
  • All Bosch European brake pads comply with ECE R90 regulation.t