The connecting rod connects the piston to the crankshaft and consists of the small end and big end bores as well as the shank. As the element that transmits forces and motions, it is subjected to alternating stresses and continuously increasing performance. The trend for connecting rods, however, is toward ever lighter components. The MAHLE connecting rods product range accommodates this challenge. With high-strength and innovative materials, MAHLE can more than fulfill the current requirements.