BILSTEIN, the respected German manufacturer of dampers and suspension systems has released details of two beautifully-engineered enhancement packages for BMW’s latest M3 and M4 flagship models. Available to fit every variant, the BILSTEIN B16 ‘Damptronic’ system offers a dramatic improvement in handling prowess, but retains full EDC integration to allow the driver to select the ideal damping rate whilst ‘on the fly’. The kits can also be ordered without electronic integration, instead using BILSTEIN’s superb ‘PSS10’ ten-click adjustment system for total control.
The new kits offer OEM levels of fit, finish and ride quality, coupled with significant improvements in handling. The Damptronic kit walks the perfect line between day-to-day GT usage, with the facility to flick into a harder setting via the EDC system for more spirited driving. Both kits have been designed and produced entirely in-house in BILSTEIN’s cutting-edge German production facilities.
Thanks to precision-machined threaded steel bodies, the BILSTEIN kits offer 20mm of ride height adjustment from a lower starting point, which equates to a drop of between -20mm and -40mm. This is regarded by BILSTEIN’s engineers to be the most that is desirable to lower the BMW before handling becomes adversely affect and safety is compromised.
The BILSTEIN B16 kit represents the pinnacle of suspension performance. Each damper integrates seamlessly with the factory electronics, 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 carefully matched to the BMW’s dynamic requirements, the BILSTEIN B16 Damptronic kit truly allows you to have two cars in one.
As with all BILSTEIN performance products, both of these kits have been extensively proven. Not only in BILSTEIN’s extensive laboratory set-up, but more importantly, at the Papenburg test facility, where BILSTEIN have their 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, both kits carry full TUV approval and 12 months warranty. The kits start from £1,652.00 + VAT and include all parts needed to fit.