Product launch – BILSTEIN Clubsport
BILSTEIN Clubsport – The high-end coilover suspension kit for racing and road use approved by Walter Röhrl
Ennepetal (Germany), March 16, 2012 – The new BILSTEIN Clubsport is a first-class suspension designed for use both on race tracks and normal roads. The pull and push settings can be adjusted separately by means of high-quality aluminium motor sport handwheels – distinctly, quickly, precisely and with no need for any tools. An integrated 2-way system without additional oil reservoir saves up to four kilograms in weight. The BILSTEIN Clubsport is an excellent entry level motor racing kit, making it an ideal suspension for sports drivers who take part in track days and driving schools on the major international race tracks – but who are also keen to use their vehicle on normal roads. The new coilover suspension kit is available for the VW Golf 6, BMW M3 (E46), BMW M3 (E36) and the Porsche 911 GT2/GT3 (997) from spring 2012.
The BILSTEIN Clubsport incorporates high-grade, OEM and racing quality components. It is simplicity itself to install and the lack of reservoir means that, once fitted, it can easily be adjusted by hand, with no need for any tools. The separately adjustable push and pull handwheels permit precise, rapid and individual adjustments to be made over ten levels, ensuring optimum road holding for each model. The entire set of 10 x 10 characteristic curve settings is well defined, with clearly perceptible and very precise transitions between the curves. A further advantage is that the ratcheting of the damping force adjustment can be distinctly felt. The integrated 2-way system and the lack of external oil reservoir save up to four kilograms in weight in the suspension. Another benefit is that, thanks to its TÜV approval, the suspension is also certified for use on roads. As an optional extra, BILSTEIN also offers the suspension as a complete kit including very lightweight aluminium support bearings. If required, the suspension unit can be adapted by BILSTEIN Motorsport to make it suitable for use in racing vehicles.
The BILSTEIN Clubsport is ideal for sports drivers who want to take their car to its limits on the racing track but who are also keen to drive on normal roads. The new BILSTEIN Clubsport suspension kit represents a top-quality BILSTEIN solution – especially for drivers taking part in the GLC, RCN, VLN and Slalom or Drift Challenges. The outstanding performance of this new Clubsport suspension unit stems from the intensive trials with world champion Walter Röhrl carried out on the Nordschleife and from joint adjustment drives performed at the company-owned accredited Test Centre in Papenburg.
BILSTEIN – a name synonymous with top quality suspension technology, as witnessed by the numerous successes posted in the company's 50 year involvement in motor racing. Experience which the company feeds back into the development of its products. Ever since its invention, BILSTEIN's monotube design has been the motor sport technology of choice.
The Clubsport suspension kit is initially available from spring 2012 for the VW Golf 6, BMW M3 (E46), BMW M3 (E36) and Porsche 911 GT2/GT3 (997).