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Bosch Injection System for Diesel Racing Car Peugeot 908 2007 start planned for 24 hours at Le Mans


· Specially adapted common-rail system from Bosch

· Intensive joint development work leading up to racing activities in 2007

Bosch is developing a specially adapted common-rail injection system for the new high-performance long-distance racing car from Peugeot Sport. The Peugeot 908, equipped with cutting-edge diesel technology and presented at the “Mondial de l’Automobile” trade fair in Paris on September 28, 2006, is scheduled to start its racing career in 2007, and will also take part in the 24-hour race in Le Mans in June of that year. In series-production vehicles, the advantages of diesel technology – high performance combined with low fuel consumption – have won over a great number of drivers, especially in France. A strong two-thirds of all newly registered cars in France in 2005 were powered by diesel engines.

Bosch will supply the complete common-rail injection system for the high-performance 12-cylinder engine introduced by Peugeot Sport for its latest racing car. The system comprises high-pressure pumps, a fuel rail shared by all cylinders (i.e. a common rail), piezo in-line injectors, and the central control unit which compiles and processes all relevant sensor data. “Bosch already supplies diesel injection technology for a number of Peugeot’s series-production models,” says Dr. Ulrich Dohle, President of Bosch’s Diesel Systems Division. “Now we are glad to be able to extend our contribution to Peugeot’s success with this new participation in the area of motor sports.”

Bosch has combined all its activities in motor sports in a separate unit, Bosch Motorsport. It is part of Bosch Engineering GmbH, which specializes in engineering services. These activities have a proud and longstanding tradition: as early as in 1903, Bosch technology helped motor race drivers to victory for the first time.

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. A total of 92 % of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by the charitable foundation Robert Bosch Stiftung. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG.

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