BILSTEIN B14 and BILSTEIN B16 PSS10 now available as an upgrade for the new Mini Coupé
High-End Tuning for Mini Coupé Suspension
Ennepetal (Germany), March 8, 2012 – Thanks to the stylish tail, the sporty-flat silhouette of the new Mini Coupé adds even more sporting spirit to the two-seater. But is it possible to improve the already perfect roadholding of a BMW Mini? Suspension specialist BILSTEIN have faced up to this challenge and added the finishing touches to the car’s perfect handling by including a duo in their product range that comes straight from the race track. With the sporty BILSTEIN B14 coilover or high-performance BILSTEIN B16 PSS10 suspension system with 10-stage damping force adjustment, the Coupé grips the road like no other sports car. BILSTEIN suspensions give the Coupé a plus in performance and safety while aligning the suspension settings in a striking manner to suit narrow old town alleyways just as much as twisty overland road sections and high-speed motorway driving.
After upgrading with the BILSTEIN B14 coilover, the Mini is even more dynamic and safe in every bend in the road. Thanks to its well-balanced adjustment, the sports suspension constitutes the successful combination of dynamism and comfort – comfortable in town and on the motorway, sporty and dynamic on the race track and always safe. The mono-tube gas pressure shock absorbers provide increased tracking and braking stability. With a lowering range of roughly 30 to 50 millimetres on the front and rear axles, the BILSTEIN B14 is a real gem among the tuning suspension systems. And even after installation, flexible height adjustment of up to 20 millimetres is still possible without the necessity of a renewed TÜV technical inspection. The surface finish in Triple-C-Technology®, spring plate and locknut in a special aluminium alloy and high-quality sport springs Made in Germany from highly durable material make the suspension extremely hard -wearing.
The high-performance BILSTEIN B16 PSS10 suspension system enhances the performance of the Mini Coupé with even more temperament. Thanks to a ten-stage damping force adjustment system that can be regulated individually by a dial, the Mini’s robust roadholding is maximized with the BILSTEIN B16 PSS10. The lowering range of roughly 30 to 50 millimetres front and back emphasizes the sporty driving sensation – a successful composition of precise driving dynamics and sporty comfort. Here too, flexible adjustment of the height by up to 20 millimetres is possible without the necessity of a renewed TÜV technical inspection. The mono-tube gas pressure technology produces high traction, first-class handling and outstanding vehicle control, thus elevating the suspension performance of the Mini Coupé to high-end level.
It becomes clear very quickly where the BILSTEIN suspension systems come from – straight from motor sport. The people at BILSTEIN put the know-how gained there into the development of all road vehicle suspensions. Every sports suspension and coilover is put through its paces by BILSTEIN engineers at the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring or at the company’s own test centre in Papenburg before being trimmed and driven to perfection. In addition to the high-performance tuning and sports suspension systems BILSTEIN B14 and B16, the specialists for shock absorbers, suspension and springs from the town of Ennepetal have even more products in their range for series use or replacement in the Mini Coupé at entry level in the form of the BILSTEIN B4, B6 and B8, all of which tangibly enhance the performance of the suspension.