Mobility partner for the cars of yesterday and today: MAHLE Classic Line on track for success

Stuttgart, January 24, 2019 – One year ago, MAHLE launched the Classic Line, a special spare parts segment for vintage and modern classic cars. The range has grown steadily since then, and now includes engine parts such as cylinder liners, pistons, valves, and bearings as well as starter motors, alternators, thermostats, and filter elements. With almost 100 years of experience, MAHLE can guarantee the very highest quality.

  • Demand for spare parts in the MAHLE Classic Line is exceeding all expectations
  • MAHLE’s many years of experience make vintage and modern classic cars a successful investment

 “With our MAHLE Classic Line, we now cover around 1,700—and counting—vehicle types. During the first year, the demand exceeded all our expectations,” says Olaf Henning, Corporate Executive Vice President and General Manager MAHLE Aftermarket. “For many of our customers, their vintage car isn’t just a passion—it’s an investment. That’s why our MAHLE Classic Line is all about quality, staying faithful to the original, and durability. In particularly demanding cases, we also offer the option of single-unit production or small series.” 

MAHLE has long-standing competence in this area: for many components, original design drawings, dating back to the 1940s, can still be found in the MAHLE archives. Based on these specifications, MAHLE Aftermarket is producing such products with the same quality and expertise as for the current original equipment product range. MAHLE is continually expanding the MAHLE Classic Line—keeping a constant eye on the market. We’re currently seeing a boom in the construction of simpler, everyday historic vehicles. The trend is toward vintage cars originally produced for the masses, which are restored with the same love and care as premium-class historic cars—using MAHLE Classic Line spare parts, of course. 


MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future. The group’s product portfolio addresses all the crucial issues relating to the powertrain and air conditioning technology—both for drives with combustion engines and for e-mobility. In 2017, the group generated sales of approximately EUR 12.8 billion with about 78,000 employees and is represented in more than 30 countries with 170 production locations. 

About MAHLE Aftermarket

MAHLE Aftermarket, the business unit specializing in spare parts, uses the expertise from the series production of original equipment in its automotive aftermarket product range and supplies trade, workshop, and engine repair partners. The portfolio also includes products developed by MAHLE Service Solutions for workshop equipment as well as comprehensive services and customized training programs. The full extent of this expertise is found in the MAHLE, BRAIN BEE, BEHR, CLEVITE, IZUMI, KNECHT FILTER, and METAL LEVE brands.

MAHLE Aftermarket is represented at 25 locations and other sales offices worldwide, with around 1,600 employees. In 2017, the business unit achieved a global sales volume of over EUR 950 million.

For further information, contact:

Christopher Rimmele
Corporate Communications/Public Relations
Pragstraße 26–46
70376 Stuttgart/Germany

Phone: +49 711 501-12374
Fax: +49 711 501-13700