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.
The BMW 5 Series has been a leading executive saloon ever since its introduction in 1972. It was the first BMW to introduce the 'X' Series nomenclature, along with the three-digit designations.
Over 10 million 5 Series cars have now been produced, making it the second best-selling range for BMW, behind the 3 Series. The 5 Series has always been popular in Britain, with early versions such as the E12 and E28 now being cherished as classics.
If you need parts for any BMW 5 Series just take a look here first - we have everything you need, whether it's for a classic or any of the more modern versions listed below.
The E12 ran from 1972 to 1981, replacing the 'New Class' saloons which were credited with saving BMW and taking the company through the '60s and '70s. Engines were naturally aspirated four and six-cylinder petrol units.
The E24 generation, in production from 1988 to 1996, is immediately distinguishable by the smaller headlights that BMW were introducing across the range. The E34 also saw the introduction of fuel injection and an estate version - the 'Touring' - in 1990.
The fourth generation E39 ran from 1995 to 2003 and, for the first time, a diesel engine was offered. This brought the number of engine families in use across the range to nine - unusually large.
For the first time, with this range, BMW's production codes were split by body type; the E60 being the saloon and the E61 the estate. Production started in 2003 and finished in 2010.
From 2010 to 2016 the sixth generation was produced, introducing a third body style - a fastback branded the "Gran Turismo". This received the code F07, with F10 going to the saloon and F11 to the estate. The saloon also received a hybrid drivetrain option for the first time.
The three body styles carried over to the current seventh generation, introduced in 2017, but the Gran Turismo was hived off to the 6 Series and is no longer considered part of the 5 series. With G30 referring to the saloon and G31 the estate, the other code - E38 - is for the long wheelbase version built and marketed in China.
The 5 Series cars run forever if they are looked after properly. It's not unusual to see examples for sale with over 200,000 miles on the clock and occasionally over 300,000.
To make sure your 5 Series does that well, buy genuine spares here today.
From near bankruptcy in 1960 and fighting off acquisition by American Motors and the UK's Rootes Group, BMW has risen to become one of the most respected car brands in the world - producing more than 2 million vehicles for the first time in 2017.
A prestige brand, the range now covers every mainstream car niche and a few that the company has invented itself, like the fastback SUV crossovers now in the X range.
Although now known by the 1 to 8 Series branding, with some recent offshoots, our involvement with BMW starts with the 'New Class' models that rescued the company in the 60s and 70s. We still carry parts for the 1500 and its larger brothers, as well as the iconic 2002, the forerunner of the all-conquering 3 Series.
The 2002 and 3 Series established BMW as a drivers car brand although the 5 Series was the first modern 'Series' car, in 1972. The smaller 3 Series followed in 1975, the 6 Series coupe in 1976 and the larger 7 Series saloons in 1978. Smaller cars followed much later with the popular 1 Series.
In 1994 BMW had bought out the Rover Group which included the Land Rover and Mini brands. After six years BMW off-loaded the remnants of the group, retaining the Mini brand to launch a retro version in 2001. The fruits of Land Rover ownership were realised with the launch of the X5 SUV in 1999, a risky undertaking given BMW's reputation for sporting models. But it proved so successful that there are now 'X' version of every Series bar the 2 and 7 Series, and they are rumoured to be on the way.
Since 1972 the BMW Motorsport division has been producing high-performance versions of production cars alongside its race cars. There was some dabbling with an M535i in the very first 5 Series but it was with the M5, based on the second generation 5 Series, that the 'M for motorsport' variants really took off, following up with the iconic M3.
BMW has also been producing coupe versions of its saloons throughout its modern history. The company then introduced a proper mass-production two-seater sports car with the Z3 in 1995, followed by the Z4 in 2002.
BMW has also launched BMW I - a separate brand of all-electric cars which launched the i3 city car in 2013 and a full-on sports car, the i8, in 2014. It's also now possible to buy hybrid versions of cars in the 5, 2, 3 and 7 Series ranges, with more on the way.
With such a wide range of vehicles, with so many variants, it's no wonder that many parts suppliers can't cover the whole BMW range. But here we have parts for all models from the 1500 up to the latest electric cars.
Why not give Euro Performance a call for the parts you need right now?
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