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What is the purpose of a magazine for the motor vehicle aftermarket?

It has to tempt you. Tempt you to read it. Not a simple

task in times of high-speed Internet connections, animated

picture worlds and fast changing bits of information. In every

editorial meeting, the team of the MAHLE After market

news therefore needs to answer the question: “What can we

tell our readers that will interest them? What do our readers

want to know?” And also, of course: “How can we present

these, hopefully, interesting facts so that readers are tempted

to actually read them, instead of just glancing over them?” In

order to tempt you, our valued readers, we have decided to

inform you about some matters that you can only find out

A F T E R M A R K E T

MAGAZINE FOR TRADE, WORKSHOP AND ENGINE REPAIR

GLOBAL STAR. LOCAL HEROES.

WELL POSITIONED:

THE MAHLE BRAND FAMILY WITH THE “GLOBAL STAR” MAHLE ORIGINAL AND

THE TRADITIONAL REGIONAL BRANDS KNECHT AND PERFECT CIRCLE.

OVERVIEW

2 EDITORIAL

Arnd Franz, General Manager

MAHLE Aftermarket

3 HIGHLIGHTS

The new MAHLE brand strategy

4 MAHLE INSIDE

Power ex works: recent vehicles

with MAHLE products

6 EVENTS

MAHLE Aftermarket at

international trade fairs

7 INDUSTRY NEWS

“Right to Repair” – an initiative for

the independent repair market

8 NEW ON THE MARKET

Engine components and filters

from us. For instance, how the development in the MAHLE

brand environment is progressing. Or what one of our most

important partners in the Russian market wants to tell you. Or

what types of commercial vehicles are currently leaving the

production sites with MAHLE products fitted. Or what we do

against product counterfeiting in cooperation with customs.

(No, sorry, we have to make a correction here: We do not

have an exclusive on this story – it has already been shown

on German television. However, we do not want to keep it

from our readers in the whole of Europe.) But now, we do not

want to test your patience any longer... and wish you lots of

enjoyment reading our magazine – yes, reading.

10 PISTONS & CO.

The task of bearings: materials,

alloys and slide layers

12 FILTERS –

THE PURE TRUTH

Commercial vehicle air filters:

safety thanks to flame-retardant

filter elements

More information on page 3!

14 CUSTOMER PORTRAIT

Interview with Konstantin Aslanidis,

General Manager ABS-auto, Russia

15 ON LOCATION

MAHLE active against

counterfeits – in the centre of

the Automechanika Frankfurt

16 MARKET

Compressed knowledge:

new catalogues, new CDs

1/2009

www.mahle-aftermarket.com


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EDITORIAL

DEAR READERS

Arnd Franz,

General Manager

MAHLE Aftermarket.

The MAHLE group has been growing continuously. Along with the group,

the brand portfolio has also become larger: in particular, due to the recent

acquisitions (such as the Dana engine component business), MAHLE has as

well become the owner of those brands.

Such a large variety of brands demands critical evaluation and also correction

from time to time. However, before we started restructuring our brands, we

consulted those who deal with these brands on a day-by-day basis, invest in

them and finally earn their money with them – our customers. For this purpose,

we have asked a renowned, independent institute to prepare a list of questions.

With the help of this questionnaire, we have conducted personal interviews

with a representative choice of our customers from trade, engine repair and

workshops as well as fleet management and haulage operations – from Europe,

the Maghreb countries, the USA, South America, China and the Middle East.

We have asked them about their brand preferences, the familiarity and

importance of our particular brands and their price positioning in the competitive

environment as well as their growth forecast in respect of both the

brands and product lines. In addition, we have asked for every brand the

elementary question: “What would happen if we withdrew this brand from

the market?” Our customers took their time. They addressed our questions in

detail – and have thereby helped us to optimise the MAHLE brand portfolio.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your participation.

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The knowledge gained from all this is now being put into action: We have

restructured the brands in the European aftermarket – and have revised our

market strategies. For the European aftermarket this means: MAHLE Original

is now the Global Star with the full programme in engine components and

filters, accompanied by the filter specialist Knecht and the engine components

brand Perfect Circle with extended range as well as Clevite, the American

specialised brand for US commercial vehicle applications. You can find more

about this on the opposite page – where we also introduce our modernised

brand logos, which we will start using halfway through this year.

The implementation of a brand strategy and the corresponding brand

management are important measures in a constantly changing market.

At MAHLE, we define the notion of brand management a little wider. This

is because the trust of our customers in the brand and the quality of the

products is one of the most important prerequisites for continuous growth

and good sales throughout all trade levels. For us, this means: not only to

offer uncompromising quality in our own products – but also to act against

product counterfeiting. Many automotive component manufacturers are

doing the same. However, at MAHLE we take this a step further: with a

highly visible raid in the middle of the Frankfurt Automechanika, during

which more than 250 counterfeit products were confiscated from more than

50 exhibition stands. We tell you more about this on page 15.

We also meet our responsibilities towards our aftermarket customers with

another initiative – as partner in the “Right to repair” initiative. This campaign,

initiated by renowned associations of the motor vehicle aftermarket,

supports independent workshops and spare part dealers in their request

that products in original equipment quality can be declared as such and

relevant information from such sources can be utilized, also now that the

block exemption regulation has run out – in the interest of a growing motor

vehicle repair market. You find more about this important topic on page 7.

We hope you find reading our magazine interesting and entertaining.

Yours,

Arnd Franz


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THE

GLOBAL STAR

Brands exist – in the markets in which they are active. And the company

that owns good brands needs to look after them and adapt them

to the market and also to current trends. This continuous brand management

comprises a number of measures – in particular in a large

group such as MAHLE, in which several strong brands coexist. To keep

the brand structure transparent and the brand variety manageable, our

brand family has been reformulated and restructured. In this context,

we have also harmonised the logos of our brands, i. e. made them

graphically more consistent. We give you here a preview of our new

logos that you will encounter on our packaging and advertising material

very soon – and an overview of the new structure of the MAHLE

brand environment in the aftermarket.

MAHLE ORIGINAL – THE “GLOBAL STAR

IN THE MAHLE AFTERMARKET BRAND PORTFOLIO

The brand MAHLE stands for engine components

and filters of uncompromising quality

– in original equipment and in the aftermarket.

This brand power is backed-up by a

group with worldwide activities, highly innovative R&D facilities and an efficient

network of international production sites and that supplies the automotive

equipment market with high-quality products: MAHLE. Therefore, it stands to

reason that this brand should also become the main brand in the international

aftermarket – and this under the well-known name MAHLE Original.

MAHLE FILTER BECOMES MAHLE ORIGINAL

Up to now, the engine components of MAHLE have been available under the

brand MAHLE Original … and the filters under the brand MAHLE Filter. But

strictly speaking it could be said that all MAHLE products are “original MAHLE”.

Therefore, we have now abolished the distinction between engine components

and filters – and all MAHLE products are now called MAHLE Original.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE COLOURS OF

LOGOS AND PACKAGING?

The logo of MAHLE Original will become blue – in the colour of the MAHLE

group. However, since MAHLE engine components have been associated

with the colour red for decades, we have maintained this colour coding: The

packaging for MAHLE engine components remains red and the packaging of

MAHLE Filter stays blue.

AND ITS COMETS

KNECHT – TODAY AND IN FUTURE

THE STRONG EUROPE-WIDE FILTER BRAND

The brand Knecht has been part of the MAHLE brand family for

decades. The filter specialist stands Europe-wide for strong

brand values and strong customer relationships. Knecht is

therefore of great importance to us. For the next month and

years, we have therefore planned a range of activities to strengthen the brand

Knecht even further – throughout all trade levels up to the consumer.

PERFECT CIRCLE – THE ENGINE COMPONENTS BRAND

WITH TRADITION

Perfect Circle is the well-established brand for piston rings with

a range that has been extended over the years by engine components

such as pistons and cylinder liners and is now being

expanded into bearings and valves. In future, exactly the same

range will be available under Perfect Circle as under MAHLE Original. Our customers

in the Maghreb countries and many other African countries in particular,

know and value Perfect Circle as a high-quality engine component brand, which

we will consistently maintain and in which we shall continue to invest.

CLEVITE – THE INTERNATIONAL SPECIALISED BRAND

FOR AMERICAN COMMERCIAL VEHICLE APPLICATIONS

Clevite is an American brand with one of the oldest

pedigrees and supplies pistons, assemblies, cylinder

liners, bearings and valves for American commercial

vehicles as well as construction and agricultural equipment applications. In

addition, it offers a comprehensive programme of products for the repair of

engines of the brands Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, Massey-Fergusson,

John Deere, Allis-Chalmers, International and White Farm. Engine components

from Clevite are available worldwide – through the relevant local MAHLE sales

organisations. Also piston rings will shortly be available under Clevite for the

spare part requirements of US American commercial vehicles.

MORE ABOUT OUR BRANDS

Do you still have questions about the MAHLE brands and about the MAHLE

brand structure in the aftermarket? Your MAHLE sales partner will be pleased

to answer your questions.

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MAHLE INSIDE

Power

EXTRA CLASS: THE ŠKODA SUPERB.

E X W O R K S

SUPERB COMFORT

The second generation of the Superb redefines the established design of a large saloon: with the high-class interior, the smooth and precise steering and

a chassis that compensates supremely for any bumps in the road, the new flagship of Škoda claims a top position in the upper midrange. When it comes to

interior space, the Superb can even compete with higher range models: with a length of 4.84 m, a width of 1.82 m and wheelbase of 2.76 m. Incidentally,

the Superb is not the first model with this name: Already in 1934, Škoda launched a luxury model with the same name – which won promptly the first prize at

the “Concours d’Elegance” in Brünn in the year after its launch. The new model is equally successful: It has been awarded the “Goldenes Lenkrad 2008” by

the “Bild am Sonntag”, the national Sunday paper with the highest circulation in Germany.

SUPERB SAFETY CONCEPT

With 5 stars, the Škoda Superb has received the best possible result in the Euro NCAP crash test. Included in the comprehensive safety package are up

to 9 airbags that are especially optimised for the protection of the knee and thigh area. Or the Adaptive Front Light System – an electronically controlled

light system that adapts the geometry of the head light beams to the particular driving conditions and therefore achieves optimum illumination of the road

surface.

SUPERBLY EQUIPPED

A choice of 6 engine versions is available for the luxurious saloon: 3 petrol engines – from the 1.4 TSI engine with 92 kW (125 hp) to the four-wheel drive

3.6 litre V6 model with 191 kW (260 hp). Drivers who prefer diesel power can also choose from 3 engine versions: the 1.9 litre TDI with 77 kW (105 hp) up

to the TDI DSG with125 kW (170 hp). The contribution from MAHLE to the driving dynamic and comfort of the higher class: pistons, valves, air filters, oil

filter modules, fuel filter modules and activated carbon canister modules.

MAHLE ENGINE COMPONENTS AND MAHLE FILTERS ARE USED IN VEHICLES AND ENGINES OF THE FOLLOWING BRANDS:

Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Case, Caterpillar, Chevrolet, Citroën, Cummins, DAF, Deutz, Ducati, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, GM, Harley Davidson, Hatz, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Iveco,

Jaguar, John Deere, Kia, Komatsu, Lancia, Land Rover, Mack Trucks, Magna Steyr, MAN, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Moto Guzzi, MWM International,

New Holland, Nissan, Opel, Perkins, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Renault Trucks, Saab, Scania, Seat, Škoda, Smart, Stihl, Suzuki, Subaru, Toyota, Volvo, VW, Zettelmeyer.

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1 FORD FIESTA

The new edition of the Ford Fiesta is intended to combine quality and stateof-the-art

technology with a trendy lifestyle. The latter is also demonstrated

by the exterior colours Squeeze or Hot Magenta. Pioneering innovations are,

for instance, incorporated in the electric power assisted steering, the keyless

starting function and, of course, also in the new engines – specifically: pistons,

piston rings and pins, bearings, camshafts, valve seat inserts, air intake

modules as well as oil filters from MAHLE.

2 OPEL INSIGNIA

New name, new design, new technologies – the Insignia is clearly distinguished

from its predecessor Vectra. Especially eye-catching is the dynamic swage

line at the side, which will influence the design of all future Opel models. Also

a look under the bonnet shows many novelties: 5 new petrol and 4 new

diesel engines cover a wide engine range conforming to the new Euro-5

standard – and are equipped with pistons, piston rings and pins, connecting

rods, camshafts, valves, valve guides and valve seat inserts from MAHLE.

3 VW SCIROCCO

The new VW Scirocco is not only presented as radically new from the outside.

Innovative and environment friendly TSI engines are doing their work under

the bonnet, and provide excellent torque characteristics also at reduced displacement

(and therefore lower consumption and emission values) thanks to

downsizing technology. Alternatively, a 4-cylinder TDI engine is available that

complies already with the Euro-5 standard. The contribution from MAHLE:

pistons, piston rings, piston pins, connecting rods, valves, valve seat inserts,

air filters, activated carbon canister modules and oil filter modules.

4 RENAULT MÉGANE COUPÉ

A locking system that unlocks the car as soon as the driver approaches

it with the special keycard in the pocket ... A high-end music system with

sound characteristics that are especially designed for the interior of the

vehicle ... These are only a few examples from the high-tech equipment

package of the new Renault Mégane Coupé. The sporty vehicle from France

comes with a choice of 3 innovative diesel and 3 petrol engine versions –

with fuel filters, valve seat inserts, bearings, connecting rods, pistons, piston

rings and piston pins from MAHLE.

5 NISSAN MURANO

More than 500,000 vehicles of the Nissan Murano have been sold worldwide

– a large number of these in the USA. The second generation of this futuristic

looking Japanese is now set to conquer other markets as well. The concept

behind this: a combination of comfort and refined handling. A 3.5 litre V6

engine with continuously variable automatic transmission that converts the

power smoothly into forward motion is working in the “elegant crossover”,

as Nissan calls it. Air intake modules, transmission oil filter modules, valve

covers, oil filters, oil coolers and activated carbon canister modules contribute

to the unspoiled ride comfort.

6 DACIA SANDERO

Spacious, practical and attractively priced – this is how Dacia describes the

new Sandero. It offers plenty of luggage space and good ground clearance,

is equipped with a robust chassis ... and is available for less than 7,000 Euro.

A choice of two engines with 55 kW (75 hp) or 64 kW (87 hp) is available

under the exterior of the compact Romanian, which already proved their worth

a million times over in the vehicles of Renault – with air filters, fuel filters, valve

seat inserts, bearings and connecting rods from MAHLE.

7 MERCEDES-BENZ GLK

Short body overhang at front and rear, plenty of ground clearance, permanent

four wheel drive and the matching engine range – 2 petrol engines with

170 kW (231 hp) or 200 kW (272 hp) and a 6-cylinder CDI engine with

165 kW (224 hp) – take care of driving pleasure in the new Mercedes-Benz

GLK also off-road. On permanent duty, on and off-road are oil filter modules,

oil filters, fuel filters, air filters, pistons, piston rings and pins, cylinder liners,

valves, valve guides and valve seat inserts from MAHLE.

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EVENTS

ALWAYS

UP-TO-

DATE

MAHLE AFTERMARKET –

PARTICIPATING AT INTERNATIONAL

TRADE FAIRS.

As member of the top-30s of automotive suppliers and leading

automotive component manufacturer, MAHLE believes – especially

in changing times – that it bears the responsibility to show its presence

in international markets and to demonstrate its connection

with the markets. This all the more as markets with stagnating or

falling numbers of new registrations and therefore increasing vehicle

service life suggest a stable or even growing demand in the aftermarket.

We are going to introduce here two of the most important

trade fairs at which MAHLE will be present and support the local

sales organisations.

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AUTOMECHANIKA MOSCOW

03 – 05 MARCH 2009 IN MOSCOW

The Russian motor vehicle market has registered the highest growth rate

worldwide in recent years. The market is driven by two developments: On the

one hand the vehicle imports of foreign brands are increasing and on the other

hand, more and more international car manufacturers open their own production

sites in Russia and produce locally. Whether Russia will take the leading

role in the European motor vehicle segment by 2011 at the latest, as experts

have forecast, remains to be seen – the financial crisis has also here left its

tracks. However, the current vehicle population of about 29 million represents

already an enormous potential for the aftermarket – especially, as every second

vehicle registered in Russia is older than 10 years and more than every third

vehicle is even older than 15 years. The well developed MAHLE Aftermarket

sales network in Russia ensures fast supply with spare parts – both for the

partly outmoded Russian brands and the vehicles of foreign brands, whose

numbers are constantly increasing.

Also this year, MAHLE will be present as exhibitor at the Automechanika

Moscow, acknowledging the increasing importance of the Russian market – but

also supporting the trade fair, which is only in its third year, to get established

in the industry. On about 50 m 2 , we will inform you about our comprehensive

engine component and filter programme, especially also for the East European

brands, and provide an outlook on the new brand strategy of MAHLE.

AUTOMECHANIKA ISTANBUL

16 – 19 APRIL 2009

The Automechanika Istanbul is the most important automobile trade fair for

Turkey and the Near East. More than 29,000 people interested in the automobile

(ca. 30 % more than before) came in 2007 to get plenty of information from

658 exhibitors from 30 countries on 14,000 m 2 . The main topic of the comprehensive

supporting programme this year: to join the Arab market, inclusive

of the tax and legal implications.

MAHLE has the strategic objective to open up the growth markets of this

region with extra effort. The joint venture with the piston and cylinder liner

manufacturer Mopisan (today MAHLE Mopisan), based in Izmir and the construction

of a central warehouse by MAHLE Aftermarket at the same site, are

part of this drive. The entire range is now available on a floor area of 12,000 m 2

– from pistons and piston rings, cylinder liners, assemblies, bearings, valves

and valve train components to oil, air, fuel and cabin filters. Our customers

from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iraq, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, the

Lebanon, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Turkey can therefore

benefit from a wider capacity and shorter delivery times – and from our comprehensive

additional support, for instance, in the area of technical training or

marketing.

MAHLE will be represented at Automechanika Istanbul with a stand of almost

200 m 2 . The main features are the comprehensive product programme of

MAHLE Aftermarket, the new brand strategy... and, of course, MAHLE

Mopisan. We look forward to many interesting conversations in hall 3, stand

C 160 – especially also with our new customers added through MAHLE

Mopisan. A warm welcome!


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You may remember: 7 years ago, the block exemption regulation came into

force. This agreement between automobile manufacturers and companies in

the maintenance and repair market had the principal objective of strengthening

the independent automotive spare part trade and the independent workshops

in the market. This agreement will come to an end in 2010. This leaves the

involved partners with the challenge to jointly find a new, agreeable solution for

all sides.

If the independent component market wants to maintain its status as an equally

good alternative to the maintenance in branded workshops, it requires access

to the motor vehicle products and technical information of vehicle manufacturers.

The companies in the motor vehicle aftermarket appeal therefore to the

car manufacturers to open up to the independent market – in the interest of

consumers and the preservation of fair competition.

The motor vehicle aftermarket associations have started a Europe-wide

campaign to define and realise their interests and objectives: Under the motto

“Right to Repair”, the entire value chain of vehicle repair and maintenance

including the motorist is informed about the necessity of further liberalisation

of the market.

Like almost every well-known motor vehicle component manufacturer, MAHLE

has joined this initiative and supports the request of the independent automobile

businesses and dealers, to provide motorists with the freedom of choice

in acquisition, repair and service of their vehicles also in future. This is, after all,

one of the essential prerequisites to assure that the quality and workmanship

of the MAHLE products that are available in the aftermarket are exactly the

same as those that are supplied to the automobile industry.

You find more information about “Right to Repair” on the Internet: www.r2rc.eu

“RIGHT TO REPAIR”

– WHO IS SUPPORTING IT?

The International Association of Vehicle Body Repairers (AIRC)

The European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs (CECRA)

The European Garage Equipment Association (EGEA)

The International Automobile Federation (FIA)

The International Federation of Automotive Aftermarket Distributors (FIGIEFA)

The International Association of Engine Rebuilders and Remanufacturers (FIRM)

Almost all renowned automotive component manufacturers, including MAHLE.

INDUSTRY NEWS

“RIGHT TO REPAIR”

– AN INITIATIVE IN FAVOUR

OF A FREE MARKET ECONOMY IN THE

AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS SECTOR.

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NEW ON THE MARKET

RESILIENT

In the MWM LT 35 and VW LT 28 D, 35 D as

well as the 46 D, a 2.8 litre 4-cylinder diesel

with 3 valves is used. The piston is equipped

with ring carrier and recess for the oil cooling

jet – and the liner is pre-machined. For

the repair of the engine, the matching engine

components are now available.

ALL AROUND

The air filter element LX 1915 is a filter with fleece element and surrounding

plastic moulding. Therefore an especially tight seal is achieved.

It is fitted as original equipment to the Chevrolet Aveo from model

03/2006 and Chevrolet Kalos from model 03/2005 as well as Daewoo

Kalos from model 09/2002 – and can now be replaced expertly.

Ring set for Peugeot and

Citroën. Part no. 040 17 NO

(MAHLE Original) or

47 91010 0 (Perfect Circle).

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Engine components for

VW LT 2.8. Piston: part

no. 151 12 00 (MAHLE

Original) or 56 04168 0

(Perfect Circle).

Liner: part no. 151 WV 32

(MAHLE Original) or

64 00798 0 (Perfect Circle).

Also available as assembly:

part no. 151 12 90

(MAHLE Original) or

76 04161 0 (Perfect Circle).

Air filter element LX 1915 for

Chevrolet and Daewoo.

Part no. 70350351 (MAHLE) or

70350350 (Knecht).

CLEANER AIR

The cabin air filter element LA 280 is equipped with a particulate filter

that is fitted with a foam seal at the front face – to take care of optimum

filtration. It has been designed for the Landrover Discovery from model

10/2004 onwards and the Range Rover from model 02/2005.

Cabin air filter element LA 280

for Landrover. Part no.

70327591 (MAHLE) or

70327586 (Knecht).

Engine components for MAN

D 2842. Piston: part no.

227 07 00 (MAHLE Original) or

56 02208 0 (Perfect Circle).

Liner with seals: part no.

227 WN 34 (MAHLE Original)

or 64 00698 0 (Perfect Circle).

Assembly: part no. 227 07 90

(MAHLE Original) or

76 02201 0 (Perfect Circle).

WELL COOLED

The matching engine components are now available for the MAN D 2842,

LE 202 V 12 Diesel with 21,930 cm³ and 446 – 587 kW (607 – 798 hp) with

turbocharger and intercooler. The pistons have ring carriers, cooling

channel and graphite coating. In addition, a so-called wet liner is available

(i.e. a liner that is directly surrounded by the coolant flow) as well as

the corresponding seals. The set is also available as complete assembly.

LORD OF THE RINGS

“EW 12 J4; Ø 86; R 1,2 IFMO; NM 1,5 FE; 3S

2,5 CR”: The insider recognises here clearly the

piston ring set for a Citroën/Peugeot engine

EW 12 J4 with the bore Ø 86 – comprising a

rectangular ring (height 1.2 mm) with molybdenum

plating and internal bevel, a taper-faced

Napier ring (height 1.5 mm) with Ferrooxide

layer and a chromium coated multipart oil

scraper ring (height 2.5 mm). The ring set is

suitable for the petrol engines with 2,330 cm³

und 116 kW/158 hp that are used in the Citroën

C8 or Peugeot 406, 407, 607 and 807.


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YOU CAN FIND DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT NEW PRODUCTS IN THE ONLINE CATA-

LOGUES AT WWW.MAHLE-AFTERMARKET.COM, WHICH ARE UPDATED CONTINUOUSLY.

WIDE APPLICATION

Polo, Lupo, Golf, Bora, Passat, Phaeton, A4, A6,

Alhambra, Cordoba, Ibiza, Leon, Fabia, Octavia,

Superb ... in short: all Volkswagen diesel engines

1.2/1.4/1.9/2.4/5.0 TDI with the bore 76.5/79.5/

81 mm, a power range of 45 – 230 kW or 61 –

310 hp can be repaired with this valve set: the

inlet valve is made in mono-metal, in 3-grooved

version and with induction hardened seat. The

exhaust valve has also 3 grooves, however, is

made from bimetal and features a hard-faced seat.

Valves for VW diesel

engines. Inlet valve: part

no. 029 VE 30914 000

(MAHLE Original and

Perfect Circle). Exhaust

valve: part no. 029 VA

30915 000 (MAHLE

Original and Perfect

Circle).

Bearing sets for Peugeot

(MAHLE Original and Perfect

Circle). Main bearing set:

part no. 039 HS 20282.

Connecting rod bearing set:

part no.039 PS 20284.

Thrust washers:

part no. 039 AS 20286.

Oil filter cartridge OX 418 D Eco for Fiat, Lancia, Opel,

Suzuki and Vauxhall. Part no. 70365417 (MAHLE) or

70365416 (Knecht).

TWICE AS TIGHT

The oil filter cartridge OX 418 D Eco is fitted

with a double seal between dirty and clean

side. It is used in various 1.3 litre diesel

engines from Fiat, Lancia, Opel, Suzuki and

Vauxhall (engine designation D, JTD, CDI,

DDIS and CDTI).

Oil spin-on filters OC 571

for Opel Antara. Part no.

70366670 (MAHLE) or

70366669 (Knecht).

Inline fuel filter KL

440/8 for Nissan

Qashqai. Part no.

70364352 (MAHLE) or

70364356 (Knecht).

CHANGEABLE

Opel has once more entered the four-wheel drive

class in 2006 – with the 5-door Sports Utility

Vehicle Opel Antara. For the professional oil filter

change of the 3.2 litre V6 engine (from model

05/2006 onwards), the oil spin-on filter OC 571 is

now available.

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

With 8,017 cm² filter surface,

the air filter element LX 1622 is

among the high-performance

models. It is used in the Sports

Utility Vehicle Sedici 1.9 D from

Fiat and the Urban Cross Car

Suzuki SX4 1.9 D – a mixture of

compact car and light all-terrain

vehicle.

ALL-TERRAIN RACER

The “race version” of the all-terrain vehicle

Suzuki Grand Vitara can be recognised by the

engine designation “2.7 i”. For expert service,

the oil spin-on filter OC 331/1 is available.

NEW ON THE MARKET

Air filter element LX

1622 for Fiat Sedici

and Suzuki SX4.

Part no. 70355970

(MAHLE) or

70355976 (Knecht).

WARMED UP

The inline fuel filter KL 440/8 provides

space for 160 ml water – and therefore

for reliable pre-heating of the diesel

fuel that is sensitive to low temperatures.

The filter is delivered complete

with water drain plug and pre-heating

valve and is ready-to-fit to the unconventional

“City-SUV” Qashqai from

Nissan with the engines 1.5 dCi, 2.0

dCi as well as the X-Trail dCi.

FRENCH BEARINGS

For the repair of the engines DW10ATED,

DW10AFAP, DW 10ATE, DW10TD – used in

the Peugeot models 206, 306, 307, 406, 607,

807, 806 as well as Partner Combi and Expert

– the suitable bearing sets are now available:

the half-bearing fitted to the pressure side of

the connecting rod bearings are sputtered and

therefore especially wear-resistant.

Oil spin-on filter OC 331/1

for Suzuki Grand Vitara.

Part no. 70361105 (MAHLE)

or 70361108 (Knecht).

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KOLBEN PISTONS & CO.

TIME FOR BEARINGS!

THE PERFORMANCE OF BEARINGS – IS A QUESTION OF

MATERIALS, ALLOYS AND SLIDE LAYERS.

In addition to their actual function of supporting moving parts, bearings

in engines have another important task: the accommodation and

embedding of abrasion particles. These abrasive particles are generated

during normal engine operation and are so small that they cannot

be separated by the oil filter, and – if not embedded – can lead to

increased wear. These key functions of bearings in achieving concentric

running and low-wear operation of the engine require special

design considerations.

Bearings in engines are subject to several different friction states. For this

reason, they are designed to withstand the wear intensive mixed friction that

exists during cold start as well as the high pressures of the combustion. Due

to these different demands, bearings are generally made from several materials:

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On the one hand a material has to be chosen that is highly wear resistant, on

the other hand it must still provide sufficient embeddability.

IT IS THE MATERIAL THAT MATTERS

MAHLE bearings consist of a high-strength steel backing that is coated with

different bearing metals depending on the particular application. The bearing

materials are selected so that the different positive properties of the materials

complement each other and the combination is optimal for the particular

application. Material development takes therefore a key role in meeting

today's and future demands on bearings. Thanks to years of development

activities and experience, MAHLE disposes over a large number of high-quality

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MULTI-LAYER DESIGN

Strength, good close fit, good running quality – these are

demands that are contradictory in terms of material technology.

The solution: multi-layer bearings, designed according to the

principle of work-sharing. This is because the basic performance

of bearings, above all their dynamic load capacity, is not only

influenced by the material, but also by the structure and thickness

of the layers as well as design measures such as the bearing

surface configuration. The base of a MAHLE bearing is a

high-strength steel backing that is coated with different bearing

metals depending on the particular application. Here is an

overview of bearing designs.

Solid bearings are made completely from one kind of metal,

mostly a hard bronze alloy. These bearings are often used in

large engines, however, they are also used in passenger cars as

piston pin bushings, thrust washers or camshaft bearings.

Two-material bearings consist of a steel backing, an intermediate

layer and a layer of bearing metal. Aluminium alloys are

used mainly for the bearing metal. Two-material bearings are

used in petrol and naturally aspirated diesel engines under low to

medium loads in passenger cars - depending on the alloy, as

piston pin bushings, valve rocker bushings, thrust washers,

camshaft bearings, main bearings or connecting rod bearings.

Three-material bearings consist of a steel backing, a bearing

layer, a barrier layer and the slide layer. The bearing layer is

mainly made from a type of lead bronze and is generally applied

through an electro-plating process. Three-material bearings are

predominantly used in engines subject to higher loads – as large

piston pin bushings, connecting-rod bearings, main bearings

and crankshaft bearings.

Sputter bearings belong to the bearing types of the highest

quality. In terms of their structure, they are also three-material

bearings and are made from the same materials. However, an

extremely resistant aluminium layer is deposited onto the bearing

material – by means of a special production method, the sputter

process (see box “Sputter process”). Due to this coating, these

bearings feature significantly greater hardness and wear resistance.

The bearings are especially suitable for high-performance

engines such as turbocharged engines in passenger cars and

commercial vehicles and are then used especially in the connecting

rod and crankshaft area.

Sputter process

Supply of argon

plasma gas

Stream of

ions

Atomic

material flow

(dispersion)

Plasma

Half-bearings

Cathode

Vacuum pump

Electricity

supply

In the sputter process, the bearings that consist of the steel backing,

the bearing layer and the barrier layer, are placed in the sputter machine

under a vacuum. The material of the slide layer is deposited on the

bearing shells by means of cathode sputtering. This produces the

extremely hard and wear resistant slide layer of the half-bearings.

SPUTTER BEARINGS: PERFECT WORK-SHARING

The sputtered slide layer is extremely hard and wear resistant,

however, embeddability for the above mentioned abrasion particles

is therefore low. In order to provide embeddability, only one

half-bearing of a sputter bearing is sputtered. The other half of

the bearing is a three-material bearing with conventional coating

that can accommodate the abrasive particles perfectly.

IMPORTANT: TO KNOW WHICH IS UP OR DOWN

The sputtered half-bearing is always fitted to the side subject to

the higher load. For example, the sputtered half-bearing has to

be fitted to the upper half circle of the big end of connecting

rods, as this is where the combustion pressure has its effect (see

picture 1). At the crankshaft, however, the combustion pressure

affects the half-bearing that is directed downwards. The sputtered

half-bearing can be recognised by the labelling “Sputter”

on the outside of the bearing. For safety reasons, the sputtered

bearings are often packaged and sealed separately.

CAUTION, OIL HOLE!

An additional error source during fitting of bearings is the fitting

position. For most half-bearing pairs, only one half-bearing has a

hole. If the bearing site is lubricated via a lubrication hole (as for

instance with crankshafts), it has to be assured that the hole in

the half-bearing is positioned exactly over the hole of the corresponding

seat. If the half-bearings are fitted the wrong way

round, the bearing site is not at all or only insufficiently supplied

with lubrication oil. The result: severe seizing, which can cause

the bearing to weld to the journal due to the enormous heat that

is generated. (Picture 2 shows such welding of the bearing to the

crankshaft.)

1

2

PISTONS KOLBEN & CO.

Solid bearings

Consist of one bearing metal made from

special alloys.

Two-material bearings

The steel backing is complemented by an intermediate

layer and a layer of bearing metal –

used for engines subject to low and medium

loads.

Three-material bearings

Consist of steel backing, bearing layer, barrier

layer and slide layer (for sputter bearings

with a special coating) – used, for instance,

in supercharged engines.

A safe indication for sputter bearings: the “Sputter”

stamp on the back.

In the connecting rod, the sputtered half-bearing

is fitted to the upper half circle, where the

combustion pressure results in the higher load.

The result of a fitting error: As the half-bearings

have been fitted the wrong way round, the

lubrication bore was blocked – and this led

to seizing with extreme heat generation,

causing the bearing to weld to the crankshaft.

You can find an overview of the complete MAHLE bearing programme in the MAHLE bearing catalogue – and online at www.mahle-aftermarket.com.

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FILTERS – THE PURE TRUTH

ABOUT AIR,

FIRE AND FLAME

Air filters are all-round talents. They take care of clean intake air, prevent premature wear of engine components, ensure optimal air/fuel

mixture – and when equipped accordingly, can even extinguish fires.

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3 4

One of the most important requirements for optimum engine performance, high torques, low fuel consumption

and minimised pollutant emission: clean intake air. This, however, depends very much on the air filter, which has to

prevent dust, soot and tyre wear particles from entering the intake system.

THE ESSENCE OF A GOOD AIR FILTER

An important quality characteristic is the so-called collection efficiency.

It is measured in percentage and indicates the proportion

of particles from the intake air that remains in the filter.

MAHLE and Knecht air filters achieve here up to 99.9%. This

means that practically everything that can affect the function

and service life of the engine is filtered out by them – and this

creates the conditions for long engine service life even under

extreme temperatures or chemical effects.

FIRE HAZARD: THE DISCARDED CIGARETTE-END

However, air filters are subject to not only dust, soot, heat, cold

and various chemicals during their operation. In addition, there is

the threat of another hazard: that of catching fire – caused by the

widespread nuisance by some car drivers of disposing of a burning

cigarette end through the open window of the moving vehicle.

If the burning heat of 500°C gets into the intake system of a

vehicle travelling behind, its air filter can be set on fire – with the

disastrous result of a fire in the engine compartment. The most

well-known example for this is probably the catastrophe in the

Mont Blanc Tunnel, in which a lorry caught fire that was proved

to be caused by a discarded cigarette end.

However, a survey of workshops indicated that the majority of

engine compartment fires are smouldering fires that are often not

recognised as such when they are taking place. In the event of

such a fire parts of the air intake system, which is mainly made

from plastic, will generally melt. When the vehicle does not start

the next morning, only a glance under the bonnet will often

explain that there has been a fire.

FOR INCREASED ROAD SAFETY:

THE FLAME-RETARDANT DESIGN

In order to prevent engine compartment fires, the car manufacturers

have taken special design measures. These include grids

in front of the air intake opening or suitable positioning of the air

intake duct. Another option for fire prevention is the design of filter

elements with flame retardant properties such as those developed

by MAHLE in cooperation with car manufacturers and paper

makers. Such filter media with flame retardant properties are

mandatory in the specification books of car manufacturers for

future vehicle generations.

THE THREEFOLD SAFE EFFECT

The basis for achieving flame retardant properties is a special resin

used to impregnate the filter paper. The resin proportion for filter

media with flame retardant treatment is between 25 and 30% (for

normal filter paper this is only 15 to 20%). The paper treated in this

way can catch fire, but extinguishes very soon afterwards. The

effect is based on three fire extinguishing measures:

Release of nitrogen (N 2) to smother the fire as an inert gas.

Release of water to quench the temperature to below the combustion

point.

Release of acid to oxidise the cellulose fibres so that they

become incombustible.

FILTERS – THE PURE TRUTH

ON TEST: NORMAL FILTER PAPER

VS. FLAME RETARDANT FILTER MEDIA

The air flow that can be expected in the engine

compartment of a driving car is simulated via a

blower. With an open flame, it is then attempted

to set fire to a filter fitted to an opened filter

housing.

None flame-retardant paper

1 The filter has been ignited with an open flame:

the flame spreads rapidly. (The experiment

was aborted afterwards to extinguish the fire

manually.)

2 Here it can be seen clearly how the flame

spreads rapidly towards the clean side

(engine) – with all the undesirable consequences.

Flame-retardant paper

3 The paper has been ignited with an open flame.

4 However, the fire is extinguished after a few

seconds..

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CUSTOMER PORTRAIT

The company ABS-auto is very well-known

in Russia. The renowned automobile components

dealer in the south of the country

has been trading for more than 10 years and

supplies workshops and specialist dealers

reliably with high-quality spare parts for

passenger cars that conform to the highest

European standards – such as engine components

and filters from MAHLE. We have

met up with the founder, General Manager

Konstantin Aslanidis, in order to find out more

about this extremely active and expansive

company – and, perhaps, even to get behind

the secrets of its success.

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“THE TREND IS TOWARDS

QUALITY

– IN EVERY RESPECT”

MAHLE Aftermarket news: Mr. Aslanidis, what are the basic

principles that guide you in your work? Or, let me rephrase this:

what is the key to your success?

Konstantin Aslanidis: Well, on the one hand we see our success

in the quality of our products – and in the professionalism of our

staff on the other. A look at our product range shows only such

product lines that are supplied by motor vehicle suppliers to

renowned vehicle manufacturers such as Mercedes, BMW or

VAG – or even to the high-end sector of the motor vehicle industry:

the formula 1, for which MAHLE also develops and manufactures

products. We are therefore pleased to see the MAHLE logos on

the formula 1 racers. On the whole, we endeavour to work only

with the professionals from the automobile sector who make top

quality products. We think that our success is for the most part

due to this uncompromising commitment to quality.

MAHLE Aftermarket news: Please tell us a little about your

expansion strategy...

Konstantin Aslanidis: The modern building complex here in

Stawropol, in which we are sitting, was opened in 2007. In this

complex, we offer our customers a competence centre for

repair and maintenance on a total area of 5,000 m². A highly

professional team represents us as one of the top companies of

the country in the sector of automotive services. The site serves

also as a training centre, in which various training courses and

workshops are taking place. In this way, we transmit two of the

most important assets of our time to our partners: information

and knowledge.

MAHLE Aftermarket news: What are the problems that

confront you in the market?

Konstantin Aslanidis: Let us look at it from the position of our

end customers, the motorists: they are spoiled for choice and

have the problem of finding the right dealer. We need to offer

therefore something that is in line with economic trends and also

meets the wishes of the motorists.

Our company has been in the Russian spare part market for

the past 13 years. During this time, we have made some bad

experiences with automotive components: with the products of

different manufacturers both from well known and less known

brands. After the 1998 economic crisis, the demand for cheap

products, even those of recognisably inferior quality, increased

enormously. We could counteract this trend actively by providing

professional explanation and consultation. Today we can

say: the products have to meet the highest demands, function

reliably, have a long service life and offer relevant product service.

MAHLE Aftermarket news: Can you give us your market

forecast?

Konstantin Aslanidis: We observe a tendency towards quality

and innovation – and we think that the businesses in our sector

will have to take measures in order to meet the demands of their

customers in this respect.

MAHLE Aftermarket news: Will you tell us about the plans

of ABS-auto for the near future?

Konstantin Aslanidis: In order to expand further, we are planning

to extend our technical customer service through a workshop

concept and are especially interested in the location

Sotschi, the venue of the Olympic Games 2014, as we see

promising potentials in this region.

We intend to continue expanding our sales of automotive spare

parts in the Russian market. We shall start a large advertising

campaign in Russia with the aim to increase customer awareness.

In addition, we will be represented at the established

regional and nationwide exhibitions. At the Automechanika

Moscow, we will only be present as visitors – there we want to

wait and see how the market is responding. This exhibition will

develop most probably into a major trade fair in future, thanks to

its international status and its excellent organisation.

MAHLE Aftermarket news: Do you also have a message for

the readers of the MAHLE Aftermarket news?

Konstantin Aslanidis: We would like to see that all companies

that are active in consultation and sales of automotive spare

parts or in the repair and maintenance of vehicles can work successfully

and expand their businesses. In addition, I would like

to appeal to the owners and managers of these companies:

“Please offer your customers quality – also in respect of your

employees. Turn your attention to their development and further

training. Make an extra effort to enable them to widen their technical

horizon. A well trained employee is not only more committed

and generates better sales – he or she has also a significant

effect on the company image as seen by partners and customers

and contributes therefore to the success of the com -

pany in the long term.”

MAHLE Aftermarket news: Mr. Aslanidis, we thank you for

this conversation – and wish you great success in the implementation

of your immediate and long-term objectives.


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MAHLE FIGHTS AGAINST PATENT RIGHT INFRINGEMENTS AND

PRODUCT COUNTERFEITING ON LOCATION – IN THE MIDDLE OF

THE INTERNATIONAL AUTOMECHANIKA IN FRANKFURT.

The topic of product counterfeiting has been dominating

the industry for quite some time. In the meantime, the

problems and safety risks that are caused by counterfeit

products are well known in the entire motor vehicle value

chain. Educational work is required, is important. But this

is not enough. In order to set a clear example, it is time to

act and not only talk. MAHLE has therefore – in cooperation

with German customs – initiated a raid at the Automechanika

2008 for the first time. With success: 250 products

have been found that are based on stolen patents

and are therefore illegal. The counterfeits were confiscated

immediately by customs – and MAHLE initiated legal

proceedings against the involved stand holders.

Oil and air filters such as the patented Eco oil filter from MAHLE

were the focus of the operation. One of these filter elements is

equipped with a specially developed oil draining device, the socalled

PIN and a fleece end plate that serves as a seal. It is one

of the best-selling MAHLE filter products and therefore also the

favourite object for thieves of product ideas.

The raid had been planned long beforehand and was organised

accordingly in a professional manner: Already months before the

start of the exhibition, MAHLE staff checked the list of

exhibitors, had conversations with patent lawyers, informed

customs and involved the police. Even product training for the

customs officers in Frankfurt was organised – after all, they

needed to know what they were looking for.

On 17/09/08 at 9.00 hours the action started. Several groups

comprising customs officers, lawyers and armed police, caused

quite a stir in the exhibition halls. Together, they searched thoroughly

through about 50 stands for which tip-offs regarding

product piracy had been received. During the investigation, the

brazenness of some stand owners was demonstrated in different

ways: some exhibited the counterfeit products clearly visibly

in showcases, others kept them under the counter or they were

only shown in brochures. But the customs officers knew the

tricks – and were relentless: every drawer, every box and every

small corner was thoroughly searched, games of hide-and-seek

and excuses were not accepted.

This resulted in the confiscation of 253 counterfeits from 19

stands. 114 of these were oil filters, of which 98 were discovered

thanks to tip-offs from MAHLE. Incidentally, the majority of

dubious stand operators came from Asia. However, counterfeit

products have also been found at dealers from Turkey, Morocco,

Tunisia and Egypt. The responses of the affected individuals

varied between ostentatious stubbornness and attempts to talk

their way out of it with astonishing creativeness. However, the

customs inspector in charge and his team were insistent – and

MAHLE brought charges against the implicated exhibitors.

This action has demonstrated once again the extent that product

piracy has reached in the meantime – and how important it

is to persecute patent infringements. The Automechanika was

an ideal platform for making the public even more aware of this

topic: the action caused such a stir, that a local TV station

broadcasted a detailed report that same evening. This showed

the raid in impressive footage with armed police officers, surprised

stand owners and confiscated counterfeit oil filters – and

informed the wider public therefore about the dangers of illegal

automotive components.

With this type of conspicuous crime fighting, a decisive action in

the continuous fight against product piracy has been initiated

and a clear signal set in the industry: to be noticed by the producers

of counterfeit products, the automotive industry and the

aftermarket ... and finally also the end user.

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In cooperation with other partner organisations

and customs, the “Messe Frankfurt” started the

initiative “Messe Frankfurt against Copying”

already in 2006, and the raid at the Automechanika

took place in this context.

RIGHTLY DONE!

Dramatic moments at the Automechanika 2008:

Where normally sales conversations are held in a

relaxed atmosphere, customs officers and police

cause quite a stir when they searched 50 stands

for product counterfeits.

Measures against brazenness: The counterfeiters

offered their goods at the renowned trade fair

Automechanika – and customs confiscated more

than 250 counterfeit products.

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IMPRESSUM

10 POUNDS

OF LITERATURE

“Important reading, valuable contents and appealing design” – “100% facts” – “acclaimed by experts”

The experts rarely have been in such agreement as when it comes to the new

MAHLE Aftermarket catalogues for engine components and filters. This is

because the new reference material is informative, clearly structured and offers

fast and safe access to all relevant data. The 2009 issues are now available

hot off the press and up-to-date for “Pistons/Cylinders/Assemblies”, “Piston

ring sets”, “Bearings” and “Valve train components” each one in the versions

MAHLE Original and Perfect Circle.

Also a new issue of the passenger car

filter catalogue is available – both for

MAHLE Filter and Knecht.

Awarded for outstanding data preparation

as TecDoc Certified Data Supplier: MAHLE

Aftermarket GmbH.

MAHLE Aftermarket news 1/2009

EDITING MAHLE Aftermarket news

MAHLE Aftermarket GmbH

Pragstraße 26 – 46

70376 Stuttgart – Germany

www.mahle-aftermarket.com

RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENTS: Arnd Franz

EDITORS: Andrea Arnold, Yves Canaple, Christoph Dutschke,

Eckart Fritz, Paul Grosvenor, Andreas Kimmerle,

Hans-Ulrich Melchert, Peter Riedmayer

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The catalogue data are also available

in TecDoc. MAHLE Aftermarket GmbH

has actually been awarded with the

quality seal “TecDoc Certified Data

Supplier” for the outstanding quality of data preparation and maintenance. In

addition to compliance with the TecDoc standards, the evaluation criteria

include also the quality of additional information, the use of text modules and

their availability in the six core languages German, English, French, Spanish,

Italian and Dutch. Another condition for awarding the sought-after certificate:

a minimal error rate for article and link tables (maximum 1%) as well as

answering at least 99% of the error notifications received.

The catalogues, hot off the press, are now available free of charge from your

MAHLE sales partner. And everyone who prefers to work with electronic media

can order the two CD ROMs “Product range filters 2009” and “Product range

engine components 2009” - of course, also free of charge. Alternatively, the

daily updated electronic catalogues can be accessed via the Internet at

www.mahle-aftermarket.com.

EXTERNAL EDITORS: Ingrid Münzer, Sabine Steinmaier

(Bransch & Partner GmbH, Stuttgart)

DESIGN AND PRODUCTION: Bransch & Partner GmbH, Stuttgart

PHOTOS: Bransch & Partner GmbH, Stuttgart,

MAHLE GmbH, Stuttgart, Simianer & Blühdorn GmbH, Stuttgart

REPRODUCTION: HKS GmbH, Stuttgart

PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTION: Raff, Riederich

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and publication of any kind, including in electronic media and/or

in parts, only with prior express written consent from MAHLE Aftermarket GmbH. For further information

and authorised copies, please contact your MAHLE sales partner/agent.

Printed in Germany.Ra.02/09

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