Bilstein Mercedes W123 sport damper upgrades
As one of the leading suppliers to Mercedes at OEM level, it is little wonder that German suspension giant BILSTEIN has so many damper solutions for the perennial Mercedes W123. These hardy classics made superb daily drivers and are now becoming a sought-after collector’s car. Thankfully, BILSTEIN produces a damper solution for every requirement and budget.
For those looking for outright handling performance, the BILSTEIN B6 Sport damper package helps to significantly enhance the dynamic abilities of the car, working in perfect harmony with either the OEM springs or any quality aftermarket offerings. Suitable for all petrol and diesel engine variants, these dampers will give a ‘better than new’ handling demeanour to any cherished W123. Finished in Mercedes’ OEM black hue, these are the perfect solution for those looking to upgrade their car. Using the very latest in BILSTEIN gas pressure technology and inverted monotube construction, each unit is hand finished in BILSTEIN’s German factory to surpass even the most stringent of OEM production standards. After full dyno analysis, each kit application has been signed off by BILSTEIN test drivers and engineers at both the Nürburgring as well as the industry-leading Papenburg test facility – hence the reason that the BILSTEIN B6 Sport kit offers such a peerless ride and handling balance.
For those looking to keep things closer to a state of OEM perfection, the B4 units, in their smart ‘factory black’ finish fit the bill perfectly. Engineered for all-round use, with a slightly softer damping rate, these are the ideal units for a restored or daily driven classic. BILSTEIN also offer a ‘Heavy Duty’ version of this damper, which was the unit fitted to all of the old German taxis. So, if your W123 still regularly sees a cabin full of passengers and a boot full of luggage, then this might be the ideal solution. The monotube BILSTEIN dampers in these kits draw heavily from the firm’s motorsport heritage and are vastly superior to the twin-tube design used by most manufacturers.
Offering significantly greater service life than the standard part, the BILSTEIN dampers also increase active safety through more efficient braking, better traction and improved handling.
B4 £95.00 (front) £91.00 (rear). B4 Heavy Duty £79.50 (front) £88.00 (rear). B6 Sport £98.00 (front) £106.00 (rear) All prices are per damper and exclude VAT.
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