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A powerful, quiet, clean and economical power pack Bosch in the new Mercedes-Benz GL-Class


The developers of the new GL-Class from Mercedes-Benz paid particular attention to the engine. The specification called for excellent driving dynamics, both on and off the road – combined with the comfort of a luxury limousine. Fitted with Bosch technology, the engines of the cross-country vehicles are powerful, quiet, clean and economical power packs. Bosch is supplying the third generation Common Rail injection system for the diesel engines. This consists of the control unit, piezo-inline injectors, high-pressure pump and a variety of sensors and actuators. The piezo injectors in the diesel injection system operate with great speed and precision; they make an important contribution to reducing the emissions by up to 20 percent. Engine control units, throttle equipment, spark plugs and sensors are amongst the equipment Bosch supplies for the gasoline engines.

Other equipment supplied by Bosch for the Mercedes GL-Class includes the starter, alternator, the airbag control system with its sensors for fast, reliable impact detection, the parking aid and the pressure controller for automatic gearboxes.

The Bosch Group is a leading global manufacturer of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology. In fiscal 2005, some 251,000 associates generated sales of 41.5 billion euros. Set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering,” the Bosch Group today comprises a manufacturing, sales, and after-sales service network of more than 280 subsidiaries and more than 12,000 Bosch service centers in over 140 countries.

The special ownership structure of the Bosch Group guarantees its financial independence and entrepreneurial freedom. It makes it possible for the company to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future, as well as to do justice to its social responsibility in a manner reflective of the spirit and will of its founder. 92 % of the shares of Robert Bosch GmbH are held by the charitable foundation Robert Bosch Stiftung. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG.

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