Bilstein B16 coilover upgrade for BMW 3 Series
BILSTEIN, the respected German manufacturer of dampers and suspension systems, has released a beautifully engineered enhancement package for the ’05-on variants of BMW’s best-selling 3 series in every single one of its Saloon, Coupe, Touring and Convertible forms. As the OEM supplier to many of the World’s leading automotive manufacturers, these new units draw heavily on BILSTEIN’s unparalleled technical experience.
The BILSTEIN B16 kit represents the pinnacle of suspension performance, allowing the owner to fine-tune the ride height and stance to suit their own needs. Each damper unit has nine steps of adjustment, with bump and rebound being changed together in a carefully pre-set ratio to ensure that the car retains impeccable manners. With a damping range that offers either limo smoothness, track control or indeed, anything in-between, the B16 kit truly allows you to have two cars in one.
This latest kit offers OEM levels of fit, finish and ride quality, coupled with significant improvements in handling. Everything included in the kit has been designed and produced entirely in-house in BILSTEIN’s cutting-edge German production facilities and uses many of the material and production techniques that the firm has developed from its extensive motorsport programme.
Thanks to precision-machined threaded steel bodies, the BILSTEIN B16 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 affect and safety is compromised.
As with all BILSTEIN performance products, this kit has been extensively proven. Not only in BILSTEIN’s extensive laboratory set-up, but more importantly, at the Papenburg test facility, where the firm has its unparalleled research centre. Here, both kits were ‘shaken down’ by real, live test drivers, to ensure that these 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 kits carry full TUV approval and 12 months warranty. The complete B16 kit is priced at £1,390.00 + VAT.
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