New NGK spark plugs

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is making two new spark plugs available to distributors and garage customers.

As original equipment, these spark plugs are also supplied to the Volkswagen Audi Group to guarantee efficient ignition in some of the car manufacturer’s engines.

Brian Childs, Deputy Managing Director, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “We are delighted that these new spark plugs which have been supplied as original equipment to VAG will now become available in the UK independent aftermarket.

“We work closely with the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers to produce ever more efficient spark plugs for their new models with these same plugs then offering the same high performance levels when they are fitted later to customers’ vehicles by the independent garage trade.”

Customers can check applications for the new spark plugs by visiting the Part Finder section on the company’s website,

Spark plug PFR8S8EG is a double platinum spark plug which the VW/Audi Group uses for approximately 20 different vehicle applications.

In addition to its platinum centre and ground electrodes, it features a ground electrode made of a special resilient alloy to provide excellent ignition on-board the Audi A4 Quattro (3.0 litre, 245kW), Audi A6 3.0 TFSI and TFSI Quattro (3.0 litre, 213/220kW), Audi A8 3.0 TFSI Quattro (3.0 litre, 245kW) and the VW Touareg 3.0 Hybrid (3.0 litre, 245KW).

Spark plug IZFR6P7 comes with an iridium tip on the centre electrode and a platinum chip worked into the ground electrode.

Since 2009 it has been installed in more than 20 TSI models from VW/Audi, Seat and Skoda, including the Audi A1 and A3 (1.2 litre, 63/77kW), the Seat Leon 1.2 (7 kW), the Golf 6 (1.2 litre, 63/77kW) and the Touran (1.2 litre, 77kW).

In addition to spark plugs, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is an original equipment supplier of glow plugs and NTK Lambda sensors to the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers and also to the independent automotive aftermarket.