The Mazda B-Series range of pick-up trucks was introduced in 1961 and discontinued in 2006. Its last generation debuted in 1998 and featured a EURO3-compliant turbo-charged 2.5-litre diesel engine with 57 kW (76 HP), 62 kW (83 HP) or 80 kW (107 HP). With around 45,000 registrations in Europe, it remains popular in particular in agriculture, forestry and mountain areas.
However, given the age of the engine and the fact that the glow plugs installed in it around the turn of the century were discontinued, Mazda was looking for a new glow plug for OES. The car manufacturer chose NGK Spark Plug’s CZ27, a New High Temperature Ceramic (NHTC) glow plug with a fully ceramic heating element. The plug reaches its operating temperature of approximately 1,000 °C in less than two seconds and enables constant after-glowing temperatures of around 1,350 °C. These extraordinary glowing characteristics make it the perfect upgrade and get the best out of the 18-year-old engines, as they allow combustion temperatures to be optimized and minimize the output of noxious pollutants and particulate emissions.
For the Aftermarket, NGK Spark Plug Europe has now launched the CZ262 (NGK stock no. 90919), which replaces the manufacturer numbers WLY818601, WLE718601 and WLE818601. It is identical to the CZ27 and enables independent workshops to get on equal footing with contracted workshops for car servicing. All vehicle applications and further details can be looked up in the electronic catalogues
About NGK SPARK PLUG: Worldwide: NGK Spark Plug is one of the leading automotive and technical ceramics suppliers, with its corporate headquarters in Nagoya, Japan and sales organisations and production facilities all over the world. The automotive side of the company specialises in the fields of ignition and sensor technology, supplying Original Equipment and Aftermarket customers across the globe. Its product portfolio for the Aftermarket comprises spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils and leads under the NGK Ignition Parts brand, whilst oxygen and temperature sensors, NOx sensors, mass air flow (MAF) and manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensors operate under the brand NTK Vehicle Electronics. With more than 14,500 employees, the company’s automotive and technical ceramics activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.1 billion Euros worldwide. NGK Spark Plug is represented on all continents and has 41 group companies, 24 production plants and five technical centres. Aftermarket EMEA: NGK SPARK PLUG has seen significant growth across the Aftermarket since expanding beyond motorcycle parts into the automotive sector in the 1970s. With an outstanding commitment to quality, technology and research & development the company has become the world’s number one in spark plugs and oxygen sensors, and a leading provider of glow plugs, ignition coils and leads as well as further sensor technology. Organisationally NGK Spark Plug’s regional headquarters in Ratingen, Germany serves the Aftermarket across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In the EMEA region – which currently represents 32% of NGK´s global turnover – the company has ten group companies and more than 800 employees, as well as two production plants in France and South Africa and a technical centre in Germany. For more information please visit: www.ngk-europe.com
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Marcel Aßmann, Specialist PR & Event, Aftermarket EMEA, NGK SPARK PLUG Europe GmbH Harkortstr. 41, 40880 Ratingen, Germany, AG Duesseldorf HRB 43118 Tel: +49 (0)21 02 974 152 E-mail: email@example.com