Bilstein has launched its Clubsport coilover suspension for the Porsche 911 GT3 (991 Series). The suspension underwent meticulous tuning and adjustment work during a two-week field test on the test and trial circuit in Papenburg (Emsland). Bilstein technicians tuned the high-end coilover suspension to the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus in the GT3.
German suspension manufacturer Bilstein has released two enhancement packages for VAG’s popular Audi A1.The kits are designed to provide original equipment levels of fit, finish and ride quality, coupled with significant improvements in handling. Both have been designed and produced entirely in-house in Bilstein’s cutting-edge German production facilities.
Best known for its damper and coilover solutions, Bilstein also offers an increasingly extensive range of OEM replacements springs for many popular makes and models of car. A recent example is the spring solution for Mazda’s popular MX5 Mk2 roadster (pictured). Spring breakages are currently a common occurrence due to falling road surface quality, salt from the colder months accelerating deterioration and corrosion and so on. Bilstein says its B3 spring range has many benefits over other aftermarket alternatives. It is made in Germany to the same standards that the company demands of both its original equipment and motorsport lines.
Success is always sexy. No wonder, therefore, that after finishing tenth in their debut appearance in 2013 and fifth last year, suspension expert BILSTEIN and the Aston Martin Racing works team are planning to join forces again for the 43rd edition of the ADAC Zurich 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (14 to 17 May 2015). Unlike the last two years though, the blue and yellow Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 with the new BILSTEIN 4-way MDS motorsport suspension is targeting overall victory this time around.
Suspension manufacturer Bilstein has released details of its damper upgrade for Renault’s latest Clio range-toppers, the RS and RS Cup. The Mk IV Clio, with its sophisticated rear suspension design and balanced chassis, will benefit from the B8 damper package, according to Bilstein, with enhanced dynamic abilities working in harmony with either the OEM springs or any quality aftermarket offerings. The suspension supplier’s B14 kits, meanwhile, offer OEM levels of fit, finish and ride quality, coupled with a significant improvement in handling, Bilstein claims
Following finishes in tenth in its 2013 debut appearance, and fifth last year, suspension supplier Bilstein and the Aston Martin Racing works team are to partner again at the 43rd edition of the ADAC Zurich 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (14-17 May 2015). The blue and yellow Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 will be equipped with the new Bilstein four-way MDS motorsport suspension. Bilstein will also appear with partner, Black Falcon, and the Subaru works team.
In Germany, as elsewhere in Europe, the average age of cars on the road is increasing. The TÜV Report 2014 shows that one car in seven has defective suspension. According to Dekra, 20 per cent of all technical defects which lead to an accident are still attributable to the suspension. For this reason, suspension specialist Bilstein recommends that shock absorbers be checked regularly and replaced when necessary in an auto workshop. To restore 100 per cent driving safety, shocks and springs should always be replaced in pairs on each axle.
Bilstein’s Modular Damping System (or MDS) is designed to be a comprehensive solution for all manner of competition machines. Many applications are available, in both coilovers and struts for many popular road race and cup class vehicles.
As the name suggests, the system consists of modular components, which means it can be built in a wide array of configurations to suit any competition chassis. The types of connections range from standard uniball-bearing to pin connections and through to all manner of fork alternatives. In the strut variant, the outer tube is available with a clamp or a bracket. Each unit can be dimensioned and configured to each team or builder’s precise request.
Suspension manufacturer Bilstein has released an OEM replacement for the non-turbocharged Porsche 997. The replacement part maintains the character and comfort of the original car, integrating with the factory PASM system. Bilstein’s B4 damper package helps to significantly enhance the dynamic abilities of an older 997, working in harmony with either the OEM springs or any quality aftermarket parts.
Toyo Tires will be the technical partner to Isuzu UK for the pick-up truck manufacturer’s team in the Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship (BCCC) 2014. The deal means the Japanese manufacturer’s motorsport team will supply the Isuzu UK rally team with tyres all season, as well as advising on set-up and usage.
Bilstein has released details of a range of adjustable damper upgrade for BMW’s E92 M3. The German firm, which has many solutions for this platform, now offers full plug and play compatibility with the factory EDC system, keeping full functionality with the factory switchgear. The EDC-compatible unit is based on the Bilstein B6 unit and […]
Suspension manufacturer Bilstein says that shock absorber damage remains “underestimated”, and suggests that the change of season gives European drivers the ideal opportunity to inspect the state of their car’s suspension. Technical inspection organisations in Germany, like TÜV Süd, work on the assumption that up to 15 per cent of all vehicles have defective shock […]
Suspension manufacturer Bilstein has released an extensive range of damper upgrades for the Honda NSX. Bilstein’s range of B6 Sport units are available to fit both 3.0 and 3.2 litre 24v variants in manual, automatic, coupe and convertible guises.
Bilstein, the Ennepetal-based shock absorber, suspension and spring specialist, has added roughly 220 new part numbers to its B1, B3 and B4 universal spare parts product lines. The company added more than 70 applications to its Bilstein B1 range of accessories in the latter half of 2012; 90 parts numbers were added to the Bilstein B3; and an extra 50 new applications were also added to the Bilstein B4 range.
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.