Staff undergo intensive training in suspension theory and practical seminars, supervised by experts. This means that for you, as an ambitious driver, you are dealing with partners who can offer you top-class know-how about innovative technologies, combined with competent advice and practical expertise.
Products and Services
Over 60 years of experience in original equipment and more than 50 years of racing history make BILSTEIN in products and services unique. For the ultimate BILSTEIN driving experience, we test each product in a road Test. Numerous Best Brand Awards and successes in motorsport speak for themselves
BILSTEIN MONOTUBE / UPSIDE-DOWN TECHNOLOGY
The original. The best.BILSTEIN monotube gas-pressure shock absorbers were the first in series production and have remained the equipment of choice for those who demand the most from their vehicle. Whether driving in poor driving conditions, sporty driving, or competitive motorsports, our monotube technology provides greater damping power due to the larger surface area of the piston. This results in improved handling, consistent performance, and longer service life. Increased installation flexibility allows engineers to find the optimum mounting position. BILSTEIN also uses upside-down monotube technology which allows the piston rod to be installed at the bottom of the shock tube body. A wear-resistant chromium tube moves up and down freely by incorporating low friction bearings. Both the support and lateral forces are distributed across a larger area than in twin-tube systems, and the torsional strength of the connection between the wheel and vehicle body is increased.
BILSTEIN ROUND THREADS
Perfect balance.Compared to traditional threads, these threads are round and do not have any sharp edges. This means that the thread is less susceptible to wear caused by environmental influences such as dirt or road salt. The shock can be adjusted smoothly and safely even while the shock is mounted.
BILSTEIN GAS-PRESSURE TECHNOLOGY
Putting the pressure on.Traditional oil shock absorbers, when put under extreme stress, can lead to oil foaming which causes shock fading and results in damping power reduction. In the 1950s BILSTEIN found the solution to this problem by developing gas-pressure technology. With the first installation of the monotube gas-pressure shock absorber on series produced Mercedes-Benz vehicles in 1957, we established the technology as an industry standard — a standard which continues today in both monotube and twin-tube designs. This means more reliable shock absorption and suspension under any load, and added safety in dynamic driving situations