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Bilstein is a name recognised all over the world as a brand leader in the automotive suspension industry. Bilstein suspension kits are fitted as standard on some of the world’s best production cars. The complete Bilstein Shock Absortber range from a single uprated damper of to full on race spec coilover suspension system is now available directly shipped online to you.
Did you know that Bilstein supply all shock absorbers to Porsche, BMW, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Caterham. Also vehicles such as the Mercedes AMG Black, Mini John Cooper Works which is fitted with the B14 kit straight from the factory all choose to run bespoke suspension system designed and manufactured by Bilstein.
The experience and wealth of knowledge gained in the supply of OE shock absorbers and suspension kits to some of the best known car manufacturers (AMG, Aston Martin, BMW, Buggatti, Caterham, Jaguar and Porsche) indicates the Bilstein pedigree. Superb performance and quality suspension systems backed by the world’s biggest car manufacturers.
As early as 30 years ago Bilstein developed the height adjustable suspension to cater for the needs of the motorsport teams seeking the optimal setting on race car circuits displaying different characteristics.
The requirements were clear - stress free, perfect handling under all driving conditions, top road holding, powerful damping right at the start and maximum reliability!
It is exactly these needs which the systems developed and consistently perfected by Bilstein engineers fulfil - be it gas pressure, monotube, upside down or parallel damping force adjustment technology. Precisely those technologies are employed in line with the particular application, which produce the ideal product.
There is hardly any other brand in the automotive branch able to look back on such a long and distinguished career in motorsports as Bilstein.
The superiority of the patented monotube technology associated with their shock absorbers made them an absolute must for success in motorsport, from the early 60’s right up to the 80’s. Although the patents have long since expired, Bilstein continue to be successful by supplying unrivalled solutions in nearly all sectors of motorsport.
You can expect that little bit extra from high quality Bilstein suspension systems. Bilstein’s engineers use high end technologies and high performance components to develop suspension systems for sheer driving enjoyment.
Bilstein suspension kits are tuned and tested to the limits on the Mercedes Benz test track in Papenburg and on the legendary Nurburgring-Nord-Schleife, the toughest race track in the world! These kits are tested solidly for 5 days by a team of test drivers.
High speeds, lane changes, comfort, handling, vehicle balance and traction. These are the demands placed on each Bilstein suspension system. Not until Bilstein’s high standards have been met in full is the suspension kit released on the market.