Bosch Powers First-Launched 50-State Clean Diesel Vehicles Available in U.S.

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Modern clean diesel fuel delivery and
engine management technology from Robert Bosch LLC are featured on Volkswagen
of America’s 2009 Jetta TDI and SportWagen, the country’s first-launched
50-state compliant clean diesel vehicles. The cars are being displayed at the
Los Angeles Auto Show. Today’s clean diesel is cleaner and more fuel
efficient, without customers having to sacrifice fuel economy for engine
performance.

The vehicle’s 2.0-liter turbocharged direct injection (TDI) engine uses
the latest generation of Bosch clean diesel common rail system capable of up
to 1800 bar (nearly 30,000 psi) and multiple (up to five) pre- and
post-injections through piezo-electric injectors.

Additional vehicle content from Bosch includes the high-pressure pump,
engine electronic control unit, low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation
pressure sensors, cam sensors, lambda sensors and the hot film air mass
sensor, and glow timing electronic control unit.

“The 2009 Jetta TDI is a groundbreaking vehicle for the U.S. market in
terms of its use of alternative fuel and resulting emissions reduction,” said
Bernd Boisten, regional president, diesel systems North America, Robert Bosch
LLC. “We are proud to supply Bosch’s diesel components. Our high-pressure
injection system enables optimal performance and clean fuel combustion in the
Jetta TDI. Clean diesel technology provides consumers with a smart choice for
better fuel economy, low emissions and increased performance. As more diesel
vehicles become available, consumers will be able to experience first-hand the
advantages of clean diesel technology.”

Clean diesel technology combines ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel, advanced
engines and effective exhaust control technology into a complete package that
is more efficient, environmentally friendly and fun to drive. Boisten pointed
out that a clean diesel engine is one of the “greenest” powertrain options on
the market today.

The 50-state compliant clean diesel Volkswagen Jetta TDI and SportWagen
have claimed two of the top positions in the annual EPA and Energy
Departments’ list of the most fuel efficient vehicles.

About Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services.
In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and
building technology, some 271,000 associates generated sales of 46.3 billion
euros (over $63 billion) in fiscal 2007. The Bosch Group comprises Robert
Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in
approximately 50 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and
sales network is the foundation for further growth.

Each year, Bosch spends more than 3 billion euros for research and
development, and applies for more than 3,000 patents worldwide. The company
was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for
Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.

In North America, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive
original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile
products, power tools and accessories, security technology, thermo-technology,
packaging equipment and household appliances. Bosch employs approximately
25,000 associates in more than 70 locations throughout the U.S., Canada and
Mexico, with reported sales of $9.5 billion in fiscal 2007. For more
information on the company, visit http://www.boschusa.com .

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