Bilstein selected as OE fitment on special edition Impreza


At the recent Tokyo Motor Show, Subaru showcased the latest itteration of its WRX STI. The S207 is a 328bhp high-performance version of the car, which will be produced in strictly limited numbers, and is equipped with bespoke gas-pressure shock absorbers from Bilstein.

The S207’s suspension package comprises of Bilstein’s DampMatic II mechanically controlled shock absorbers, from the company’s B6 portfolio of products, operating on the front axle, working in conjunction with passive type dampers on the rear axle. Bilstein states that this allows ‘adjustment to ensure perfect harmony between performance and driving comfort’.

The German supplier continues, stating that ‘by increasing body movement, the dampers trigger an automatic increase of the required damping forces, which ensures maximum driving stability’.

The Bilstein suspension package is complimented by a ‘quick’ steering-gear ratio of 11:1, the addition of original STI components including a flexible tower bar, Active Torque Vectoring, Brembo 6-pot front and 4-pot rear brakes, both featuring monoblock opposed-piston brake calipers and drilled rotors (2-piece type in front); specially designed 255/35R19 tires; and revised aerodynamically sculpted body parts.

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