Bilstein B14 coilover system for Citroen DS3
BILSTEIN, the respected German manufacturer of dampers and suspension systems, has released a beautifully-engineered coilover package for Citroen’s welcome return to hot-hatch supremacy; the critically acclaimed DS3.
The new BILSTEIN B14 kits offer OEM levels of fit, finish and ride quality, coupled with a significant improvement in handling and stance. Designed and produced entirely in-house in BILSTEIN’s cutting-edge German production facilities, this fixed damping rate kit represents a direct ‘bolt-on’ enhancement to all variants of the capable hatch.
Thanks to precision-machined threaded steel bodies, the BILSTEIN kits offer 20mm of ride height adjustment from a lower starting point, which equates to a drop of between -30mm and -50mm. This is regarded by most engineers to be the most that it is possible to lower a vehicle before handling becomes adversely affected and components are moved too far out of plane – meaning safety is compromised.
The B14 kit comes with a pre-set damping rate, allowing the owner to fine-tune the ride height and stance to suit their own needs. The springs and dampers are perfectly matched to endow the car with handling performance that works well on both road and track.
As with all BILSTEIN performance products, the BILSTEIN B14 kits have been extensively proven. Not only in BILSTEIN’s extensive laboratory set-up, but more importantly, at the Papenburg test facility, where the company has its states-of-the-art research centre. Here, the DS3 kit was ‘shaken down’ by real, live test drivers, to ensure that this upgrades don’t just work well in a computer simulation, but can offer ride quality and peerless handling whether fully loaded or on the poorest of surfaces.
As you might expect from the World’s leading original equipment manufacturer, the kit carries full TUV approval and 12 months warranty. The B14 kit is priced at £608.00+ VAT.
For more details, visit BILSTEIN.com.