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Full damping force for little runabouts

For Fiat 500 and Ford Ka: BILSTEIN B6 and BILSTEIN B8 high-performance shock absorbers

Ennepetal, (Germany), January 16, 2013 – Fiat 500 is cult. For many drivers, it was "amore" at first sight. The mini in retro design celebrated a keenly awaited comeback in 2007. The new model generation of the Ford Ka, which was developed jointly with Fiat, was available in Germany two years later. Fiat 500 fans and Ka enthusiasts can now enjoy the pleasure of the series shock absorber BILSTEIN B6 and its shortened sporty counterpart, the BILSTEIN B8, on the independent aftermarket. The proven BILSTEIN mono-tube gas pressure technology ensures perfect grip and noticeably increases the directional stability of the agile city cars.

Designed for reliable performance, the particular combination of Fiat 500, Ford Ka and the powerful BILSTEIN B6 shock absorber kit is prepared for whatever challenge the road may throw its way. The mini cars equipped with BILSTEIN B6 high-performance shock absorbers can handle even critical swerving or braking manoeuvres when fully occupied or with heavy loads. The characteristic of the damper improves the handling significantly. The mono-tube gas pressure and upside-down technology provides excellent traction, maximum safety and power reserves you can rely on. High quality materials and workmanship make the BILSTEIN B6 high-performance shock absorbers extremely wear resistant and durable.

The shortened BILSTEIN B8 high-performance shock absorber caters specifically to those who want even more sports performance. This version underscores not only the appealing design of both models, but is also perfectly matched to the respective chassis characteristics thanks to extensive tests on the test circuit in Papenburg. The BILSTEIN B8 is suitable for virtually every lowering spring set and series sport suspension system. An additional spring change lends the FIAT 500 and the Ford Ka an even sportier look – with precise handling included.

In addition to the BILSTEIN B6 and B8 high-performance shock absorbers, the Ennepetal-based specialist for shock absorbers, suspension systems and springs, already has a high quality lowering suspension system in its product range for both models: the BILSTEIN B14. Besides the European version of the Fiat 500, also an US American model of the BILSTEIN B14 is available. Besides the European version of the Fiat 500, also an US American model of the BILSTEIN B14 is available. Another replacement shock absorber, the BILSTEIN B4 series, is also available for the Fiat 500 and Ford Ka. The BILSTEIN B12 sports suspension that allows a uniform lowering by up to 50 millimetres is scheduled to be launched in spring.


Even more dynamics and driving stability for the Fiat 500 with BILSTEIN high-performance dampers.

The shock absorber alternatives BILSTEIN B6 and BILSTEIN B8 fit perfectly with the agile suspension system of the Ford Ka.

Equipped for every driving eventuality: the combination of BILSTEIN B6, Fiat 500 and Ford Ka.

The shortened high-performance shock absorber BILSTEIN B8 further accentuates the sporty look of each Fiat 500 and Ford Ka.

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