Bosch recently introduced a new original
equipment design fine wire double platinum spark plug, which complements the
company’s OE fine wire iridium plug launched in 2011.
As with Bosch’s other OE fine wire
plugs, the Bosch Double Platinum plug line is based on the latest original
equipment materials and manufacturing technology, and delivers extended
performance life and durability, the company says.
“The Bosch OE Fine Wire Double Platinum
plug delivers improved ignitability, power, acceleration and throttle response
by employing fine wire laser welded center electrode technology, and is
designed to last three times longer than a standard copper core plug,” said
Mark Wilkinson, group product manager, Spark Plugs for Bosch.
The new Bosch Double Platinum and OE
Fine Wire spark plug was on display at the AAPEX Show in Las Vegas earlier this
According to Bosch, the double platinum
spark plug offers special design features that meet or exceed OE specifications
for double platinum plugs.
“Just as with our fine wire Iridium and
Platinum lines, Bosch has gone to great lengths to ensure that the new Double
Platinum plugs meet or exceed manufacturer requirements of the latest fuel
delivery and high energy ignition systems, including Gasoline Direct Injection
(GDI), turbo and supercharging and coil on plug (COP) ignition systems,”
Wilkinson said. “These engine technologies make materials and specifications
like advanced ceramic technology, correct spark projection and the correct gap
more critical than ever.
“Bosch uses high-strength ceramics to
protect against cracking and dielectric punch through when the spark fires
through the side of the insulator instead of at the center electrode and
Bosch Double Platinum plugs maintain correct spark position across the entire
line, better than competitors’ full line double platinum programs. This ensures
a reliable spark, improved throttle response and acceleration, and protection
against full or partial misfires,” Wilkinson adds.
The complete line of new Bosch OE fine
wire double platinum plugs offers 25 SKUs covering more than 70 percent of the
North American vehicles in operation (VIO), including more than 86 percent of
VIO that were originally equipped with double platinum plugs.
For more information, visit www.boschusa.com.