Whether you drive a BMW, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Audi, or Volkswagen, your vehicles suspension plays a critical part in how your vehicle handles and performs. With the addition of performance suspension upgrades, your BMW can hug the road better than ever. BMW offers several suspension performance options that lowers the vehicles center of gravity, improves cornering weights and dramatically reduces body roll. Although each performance kit is designed specifically for your vehicle, most kits include performance springs, shocks and sway bars. German Auto Center can install most kits in less than six hours. If you try this on your own, remember changes to the vehicles ride height (shocks and springs) will dramatically change wheel camber and will require that your vehicle be realigned. See our blog on suspension and alignment basic here.
Although more dramatic performance kits are available for racing applications ranging from SCCA World Challenge to the Continental Tire Series, BMW offers a fantastic and affordable street upgrade that maintains driveability and comfort while improving handling and performance. This kit typically will lower the vehicle up to 25mm, reducing the center of gravity of the vehicle, while also increasing spring rate to reduce body roll. BMW provides Performance front and rear springs, all four shocks and a front sway bar as part of this upgrade. German Auto Center recommends that you consider this upgrade, especially if your vehicle’s shocks have become tired and need replacement.
In summary, if you are considering adding bolt on performance to your BMW or any other German brand including Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Mini or Volkswagen, visit the experts at German Auto Center to discuss options available to meet your specific goals. Follow these simple suggestions and listen to Porsche, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Volkswagen, Mini and Audi service experts in Austin. If you have any questions, simply come by and visit Austin German automobile repair experts at German Auto Center and we will be happy to assist you.