The ability to tune your car’s custom suspension to suit any terrain and track is of critical importance. Anyone looking to get peak performance from their handling, grip and ride needs to make spring height and balance adjustments without a pit crew.
Generally speaking, there is no time to put your ride up on a lift or jack stands at the track, so you need the ability to change things quickly by yourself. If the need for convenient customization describes you, you want to consider upgrading your suspension coilover kit to a Bilstein B16 Suspension Coilover Kit.
Bilstein makes many types of suspension, and there is something for every level of performance tuning enthusiast in their product line. The B16 Coilover suspension kit is built to be their peak performances suspension for any owner or driver looking to customize their handling and ride comfort for any route, track, or terrain. Upgrading your factory suspension to a Bilstein B12 or B14 Suspension kit will give you superior handling and ride like your car is on rails, but neither can as easily customized as the B16.
Every road and track is different, and your suspension kit needs to be adjustable to respond to the demands of your driving environment. A threaded body makes it much easier to make adjustments “on the fly” when you’re at the car club or getting ready for track day.
Thanks to its high performance monotube gas pressure system, both damping and compression can be adjusted with an easy-to-reach adjustment knob. Try each of the 10 presets to see which suits your driving style best, and get that perfect sport tuning for track day or a trip along the back roads.
Sharp edged threads are bad news for DIY tuners, and they also tend to get worn down more quickly under the influence of grit and road salt. Rounded threads eliminate this issue and make it easy to adjust the shocks even while mounted.
Got a ride with electronic suspension control? Install a Bilstein-DampTronic Module and customize your car’s suspension on the go using a smartphone or onboard controls. Dial in the perfect ride for any road or situation without ever leaving the driver’s seat, and experience the power and control of Bilstein Suspension for yourself.
Ready for that major suspension upgrade? Looking for extra customization. Get yourself a Bilstein B16 Coilover Suspension Kit and get ready to go from cruising to racing suspension with the push of a button.
A recent arrival in the world of hot hatches, the Audi A1 was originally conceived as an economy car for the European market. Classified as a supermini, the A1 debuted at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show in the spring and launched with the new model year in August of 2010. Co-developed as part of the metroproject quattro with Spanish manufacturer and Volkswagen group sister company SEAT, the A1 was a concept The supermini design was dubbed the Typ 8X at launch. The project resulted in several one off concepts including a gas-electric hybrid version that never made it to production. There were some limited editions developed from the concepts, but most remained one of a kind. Here's a quick breakdown of the various noteworthy iterations of the A1, as well as the current generation's performance stats.
A three door hatchback at launch, the A1 production motor for the base SE model was a 1.2 litre, turbocharged (TFSI) 86 PS power plant with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Performance focused customers could opt for a more powerful Sport trimline with a peppier 120 PS and a six-speed gearbox. Alternatively, customers who preferred diesel fueled cars could choose a 1.6 TDI SE model that put out 90 PS, a 1.6 TDI Sport at 105 PS, both with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The first generation A1s were immensely popular with more affluent young UK and European professionals keen on owning a fast car that wouldn't cost them a fortune to fuel or park.
A year after launch, Audi unveiled their five-door hatchback clubsport quattro at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. This took the original concept of the A1, made it a 4-door hatchback, and dropped a massive 1,984cc I4 turbocharged motor in it, increasing the power output to a whopping 256 PS. The A1 clubsport quattro also included Audi's on demand all-wheel drive and a six speed manual transmission. This combination, while pricier than the S-line performance models, proved to be wildly popular in tuner, rally, and hot hatch racing circles.
The A1 has maintained steady popularity in Europe over its 8-year lifespan. There have been many special editions for paint, graphics, performance, and trim but, what made this a supermini economy that's fun to drive has stuck with it all the way. A major upgrade to the trim levels was made in 2011 with the addition of a more powerful 1.4 litre supercharged turbo I4 that could achieve 185 PS and a top speed of 227 km/h. It also featured Audi's newer 7-speed S-Tronic variable gearbox with both manual and automatic shifting modes.
On the diesel end, Audi upped the displacement to 2.0 litres of I4 turbo diesel power, pushing its output to 143 PS with a top speed of 217 km/h. This motor was paired with a standard 6-speed manual transmission due to its emphasis on performance. Today, the A1 is still an extremely popular high performance 5-door hatchback mini that outperforms larger and less economical cars with higher displacement. As hot hatches go, it's a standout performer and in due time will take its place among the classic hot hatches of the new millennium.
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Audi AG is a German car manufacturer that engineers, builds and distributes luxury vehicles worldwide. Part of the Volkswagen Group, Audi has its roots in Ingolstadt, Bavarian Germany with nine production facilities across the globe.
From the compact A1 hatch, chock full of gadgets and extras right through to the all-terrain A3 Sportback and the phenomenal Q7 SUV, there’s a spare part available for every model and design.
SUV models feature in the Q2, Q3, Q5 and Q7 ranges. Sleek, luxurious and a true pleasure to drive, Audi SUVs are the ideal addition to any modern family.
Audi's hotly anticipated first plug-in hybrid SUV, the Q7 e-tron, brings together SUV features with a cutting edge hybrid design, meaning it will run as a totally functioning electric car for up to 34 miles.
Audi AI is the latest driver assist offering by Audi. In 2017, Audi declared that its new A8 will be completely self-driving and able to reach up to 60 mph using its Audi AI. Unlike other AI vehicles, drivers will not need to carry out safety checks such as making contact with the steering wheel every few seconds to allow the AI to be used. This means the Audi A8 will be the very first mass produced car to attain level 3 autonomous driving, which means the driver can safely focus on anything other than driving, like using their mobile phone or watching a film.
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