Bilstein launches Jaguar air suspension modules
German suspension manufacturer, Bilstein has announced that it will make its OEM-quality air suspension modules available to the independent aftermarket with immediate effect. The latest application, the B4 air suspension module, is a direct replacement for all C350 models of the Jaguar XJ. The company says the decision was made in response to the increasing market popularity of air springs.
Bilstein’s fully TÜV certified B4 air suspension module delivers improved comfort with high power reserves; its gas pressure technology provides constant damping power under any axle load. Air suspension systems allow the recipient vehicle to adjust to different vehicle height positions by varying the air pressure in the bellows. This advantage is particularly notable when levelling extremely heavy loads. Various aerodynamic and terrain positions are also possible with the system and Bilstein says it integrates with all factory electronics.
The high quality air suspension modules are produced and tested to OE specifications, including the usual endurance and cold-impact tests and Bilstein engineers have subjected the shock absorbing system to road trials at the Papenburg industry proving ground. The shock absorbers are produced at Bilstein’s Ennepetal plant in Germany in a production area specially created for this purpose, by dedicated personnel assigned for specifically for these applications.