Bosch has unveiled its EVO spark plug, engineered to reliably ensure a stable ignition throughout its service life.
Thanks to its improved isolator design and its high dielectric strength increased to 45kV, the new spark plugs can withstand events of irregular combustion – known as mega knocking – which can occur in modern highly developed engines.
In order to make sure it copes with an increase of pressure as may occur in cases of mega knocking, it is particularly robust – thermomechanically, mechanically and electronically.
The laser-welded iridium pin on the center electrode and a platinum plate on the ground electrode ensure its long service life and its high wear resistance.
A company statement said: "Depending on the type of engine, demand on spark plugs vary. In close cooperation with the car manufacturers, Bosch thus develops original-equipment spark plugs geared to the specific requirements of each engine.
"For this purpose, Bosch engineers rely on comprehensive know-how and decades of experience in the fields of gasoline injection and ignition systems. Back in 1902, Bosch solved the issue related to the safe ignition of the air/fuel mixture by means of its first spark plug.
"Nowadays, Bosch offers matching spark plugs for series-production passenger cars, small engines and stationary gas engines. Lessons learned in motorsports and innovations produced for this purpose regularly influence both development and series production.
"During spark plug production, for instance, Bosch uses different electrode alloys featuring different advantages – among other things – to meet the specific requirements of each engine. Special production techniques – such as a nickel-plating process for thread and housing developed by Bosch and also used for the new EVO spark plugs – ensure improved corrosion protection and a long service life."