Mini Cooper Struts & Shocks from Bilstein

 

The name BILSTEIN has for many decades been closely associated with leading edge technology in suspension design, driving comfort and safety.  Bilstein products for the Mini Cooper are second to none - providing quality solutions from the economical 'Touring' OE replacements to the performance PSS10 Coilovers.  Read Below to see why Bilstein solutions from Germany is right for your MINI!

See our Mini Cooper Performance Parts, an Upgrade Guide for your Mini for other upgrade options.

Why Bilstein Shock Absorbers?

  • Because the valvings are consistent, your set-ups will be more precise.
  • Bilstein’s larger piston and deflective disc valving develop control force when you need it, at the slightest movement of the suspension. You’ll get weight transfer when you need it, better control under braking and your tires will stay on the track through the rough spots
  • Bilstein shocks don’t fade. Your chassis will handle as good at the end of the race as it did at the start
  • Bilstein shocks are rugged. They last for years and are rebuildable and revalvable
  • When the advantages of Bilstein gas pressure shocks are tallied up, you will have spent less money on shock absorbers and collected more money at the pay window.

Mini Cooper Bilstein Struts & Shocks QUICK REFERENCE APPLICATION GUIDE: 
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BODY YEAR B4 TOURING B6 HEAVY DUTY B8 SPORT B12 PRO-KIT B14 PSS B16 PSS10
R50 R53 HARDTOP 2002-2006 NMS3090-P          
R52 CONVERTIBLE 2005-2008   NMS3090-P          
               
R56 HARDTOP  2007-2013     G2NMS3040-P      G2NMS3050-P      G2NMS3054-P      G2NMS3060       G2NMS3062       G2NMS3064   
R55 CLUBMAN  2008-2014  G2NMS3040-P  G2NMS3050-P G2NMS3054-P G2NMS3060 G2NMS3062 G2NMS3064
R57 CONVERTIBLE  2009-2015  G2NMS3040-P  G2NMS3050-P G2NMS3054-P G2NMS3060 G2NMS3062 G2NMS3064
R58 COUPE  2012-2015  G2NMS3040-P  G2NMS3050-P G2NMS3054-P G2NMS3060 G2NMS3062 G2NMS3064
R59 ROADSTER  2012-2015  G2NMS3040-P  G2NMS3050-P G2NMS3054-P G2NMS3060 G2NMS3062 G2NMS3064
               
R60 COUNTRYMAN  2011-2016 G2NMS3045-P G2NMS3048-P        
R61 PACEMAN  2013-2016 G2NMS3045-P G2NMS3048-P        
               
F56 HARDTOP  2014+   G3NMS3050-P G3NMS3054-P   G3NMS3062 G3NMS3064
F55 HARDTOP 4-DOOR  2015+   G3NMS3050-P G3NMS3054-P   G3NMS3062 G3NMS3064


The Bilstein Principle

All Bilstein gas pressure struts/inserts and gas pressure shock absorbers operate on the same principle. They are manufactured with the rod pointing down into the strut tube, thereby utilizing the thicker, stouter body portion of the shock absorber to dissipate side loads. Consequently, due to the increased diameter and surface of the pressure tube, the Bilstein gas pressure strut/insert or shock is better suited to take increased side loads when compared with the conventional version.

Additional advantages, based on development strongly influenced by the motorsport industry, include greater stability, better road handling, and accurate steering. This combined with extremely high quality manufacturing and materials, means Bilsteins will last approximately four times as long as Original Equipment.

Battling Heat Build Up

Conventional shocks trap the heat within the shock body and prevent adequate dissipation, making them prone to heat build up, fade and eventual failure.

Bilstein's patented design allows the excessive heat from the oil to transfer to the outer surface of the shock body and dissipate more efficiently. The dividing piston also permits the oil to expand as heat builds, preventing aeration (foaming) and viscosity loss. This allows the shock to maintain full damping characteristics as temperatures rise.

The tube of a Bilstein gas pressure shock or strut is fabricated using a special extrusion method. This process achieves an extremely tight peak-to-valley tolerance and maintains consistent wall thickness. Bilstein's seamless monotube design provides superior tube strength while maximizing heat dissipation and shock life.

Ride Comfort and Performance Without Compromise

The piston head design allows independent tuning of the compression and rebound damping forces to provide optimum ride comfort and performance without compromise. It features fewer parts than most conventional designs. The product's simple, yet exceptionally functional digressive design contributes to the extreme durability and long life of Bilstein Shock Absorbers.

Better Built

Bilstein's shock bodies are precision formed through a unique seamless extrusion process. This provides superior strength along with high finish tolerances. The shock body is then treated with a special paint finish durable enough to withstand grueling 240-hour salt spray tests. The finished body is mated with a solid, induction-hardened steel chrome plated and polished shaft, machined valving components and highest quality seals.

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY

Bilstein warrants to the original retail purchaser that, for the life of each Gas Pressure Shock, this product shall be free from defects in material and workmanship.

MINI COOPER STRUTS & SHOCKS FROM BILSTEIN

MINI COOPER BILSTEIN B4 TOURING CLASS OEM Shocks & Struts

BILSTEIN has a legendary reputation for providing original equipment components to many of the world’s finest vehicle manufacturers.  The BILSTEIN B4 Series provides the same OEM quality and ride stability for the aftermarket.  BILSTEIN uses both monotube and twin-tube technology to give the best in OE replacement driving comfort at a great economical price.

Features and Benefits:

  • Constant damping characteristics under any load
  • Consistent performance and handling give the vehicle a new car feel every time
  • Proven BILSTEIN gas pressure technology
  • High OEM quality standards
see product page for Gen1 Mini Cooper Struts & Shocks Bilstein B4 Touring Class R50-R53
see product page for Gen2 Mini Cooper Struts & Shocks Bilstein B4 Touring Class R55-R59
see product page for Gen2 Mini Cooper Struts & Shocks Bilstein B4 Touring Class R60-R61 Countryman & Paceman


MINI COOPER BILSTEIN B6 Heavy Duty Passenger Car Street Performance

If you’re looking for suspension performance, the BILSTEIN B6 Series shock absorber and strut is the best solution to improve your car’s ride. Unbelievable control, precise handling, ultimate performance and incredible comfort.  You'll soon discover there is, quite literally, nothing like it.

Features and Benefits:

  • Monotube gas pressure construction
  • Improved safety and sportiness
  • Added traction and enhanced stability
  • Increased durability and performance while maintaining ride comfort
  • Road-tested and fine-tuned by BILSTEIN for each vehicle specific application
see product page for Gen2 Mini Cooper Struts & Shocks Bilstein B6 Heavy Duty R55-R59
see product page for Gen2 Mini Cooper Struts & Shocks Bilstein B6 Heavy Duty R60-R61 Countryman & Paceman
see product page for Gen3 Mini Cooper Struts & Shocks Bilstein B6 Heavy Duty F55 F56


MINI COOPER BILSTEIN B8 Sport

If you’re looking for a performance lowering shock absorber or strut, the BILSTEIN B8 Sport Series is up to the task.  Designed to enhance your car’s lowered suspension, BILSTEIN’s monotube gas pressure technology features delivers a sport ride with remarkable comfort.

Features and Benefits:

  • Monotube gas pressure construction
  • High-performance shock absorbers and struts designed specifically for lowering springs and production sport vehicle
  • Sport-tuned with a high level of comfort
  • Precision handling and optimized vehicle control
  • Road-tested and fine-tuned by BILSTEIN
see product page for Gen2  Mini Cooper Struts & Shocks Bilstein B8 Sport R55-R59
see product page for Gen3 Mini Cooper Struts & Shocks Bilstein B8 Sport F55 F56


MINI COOPER BILSTEIN B12 Pro-Kit

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of sport dynamics, superior appearance and high performance for your car, you’re on the right track with the BILSTEIN B12 Pro-Kit. This suspension kit provides a dramatic increase in your vehicle's performance handling characteristics and is designed for drivers wanting precision control and superb driver comfort, while seeking out more curves to conquer. 

Features and Benefits:

  • Professional Cornering System (PCS)
  • Precise response, excellent performance and predictable control
  • Lowering up to 40mm
  • Provides for a lower, action-ready looking vehicle
  • BILSTEIN damper and EIBACH Pro-Kit performance spring road-tested and fine-tuned to perfectly complement each other
see product page for Gen2 Mini Cooper Coilvers Bilstein B12 Pro-Kit R55-R59


MINI COOPER BILSTEIN B14 - PSS Kit

The Bilstein B14 PSS Suspension allows adjustable vehicle ride height without the expense of a fully adjustable damping system. This system features both coilover and standard mono-tube gas pressure shock or struts with performance level valving for application specific, progressive rate coil springs.

Features and Benefits:

  • Threaded body adjustable range of 20 mm
  • Lowering of approx. 30-50 mm at front and rear
  • Road-tested and fine-tuned by BILSTEIN ride engineers, under extreme motorsports conditions
  • Aluminum Spring plates and lock nuts
  • Surface coating using Triple-C-Technology®for long-lasting corrosion resistance
  • Round threads for easy adjustment
  • Quality sport springs made from highly durable material
  • Gas pressure technology
  • BILSTEIN monotube technology, made in Germany
see product page for Gen2 Mini Cooper Coilovers Bilstein B14 PSS R55-R59
see product page for Gen3 Mini Cooper Coilovers Bilstein B14 PSS F55 F56


MINI COOPER BILSTEIN B16 - PSS10

The engineers at BILSTEIN have created the ultimate race inspired suspension—the BILSTEIN B16 PSS10.  This innovative suspension system delivers unsurpassed driving performance.

The manually adjustable damping mono-tube gas shock absorbers feature 10-stage precise compression and rebound settings, from comfort to competition. The threaded body allows accurate adjustability of the front and rear progressive rate springs to achieve the vehicle ride height, center of gravity and level of performance handling desired.

The Bilstein B16 system puts you in complete control, providing the kind of precise suspension tuning formerly available only on race cars. From a weekend of competition to daily driving, this system provides perfect handling performance for every situation.

Features and Benefits:

  • Individual settings ranging from maximum Comfort to aggressive Sport can be selected by the twist of a dial (10 settings on PSS10)
  • Threaded body adjustable range of 20 mm at both axles
  • Lowering of approx. 30-50 mm at front and rear
  • Road-tested and fine-tuned by BILSTEIN ride engineers, under extreme motorsports conditions
  • Spring plates and lock nuts made from a special aluminum alloy
  • Surface coating using Triple-C-Technology®for long-lasting corrosion resistance
  • Round threads for easy adjustment
  • Quality sport springs made from highly durable material
  • Gas pressure technology
see product page for Gen2 Mini Cooper Coilovers Bilstein B16 PSS10 R55-R59
see product page for Gen3 Mini Cooper Coilovers Bilstein B16 PSS10 F55 F56