M3 E46 HANDLING UPGRADES

At Litchfield we pride ourselve on our suspension knowledge and chassis understanding. All our reviewed performance upgrades have received praise for their handling so customers should feel confident that we can provide them with their perfect setup.


Our workshops are equipped with the latest suspension measuring and alignment technology and we have excellent working relationships with the best suspension brands on the market.


Our technicians own a number of BMW E46 M3s, which we have developed a variety of chassis improvements for both enhanced road manners and track handling. These cars have regularly enjoyed testing around UK track events as well as frequent visits to the Nurburgring.


As well as providing incredible solutions for our customers each of the manufacturers below are a direct supplier to BMW and BMW Motorsport. Together with our unique setup and chassis components we can transform the dynamics of your road or track M3.




Powerflex M3 Bush Upgrades



As with any performance car the level of feedback the driver receives through the chassis plays the most crucial role in confidence and enjoyment. Over time the key bushes that maintain good chassis control can corrode and perish. Powerflex have developed a range of replacement bushes that will both replace and enhance the original parts.


Powerflex E46 Bush Handling Pack

Includes:

  • Front Wishbone Rear Bush
  • Rear Trailing Arm Bush
  • Rear Subframe Front Bush
  • Rear Subframe Rear Bush

£245.00 ex VAT

£294.00 inc VAT


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For a simple and straightforward upgrade we can install Eibach’s range of springs, anti-roll bars and spacers for the M3 which improve both handling and appearance.



M3 Eibach Pro-kit

Eibach Pro-Kit M3 E46



The Eibach Pro-Kit springs help to reduce squat under acceleration by lowering the car's centre of gravity whilst giving a more aggressive look. This kit lowers the M3 by around 30 mm at the front and 20-25 mm at the rear.

£213.62 ex VAT

£256.34 inc VAT



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Eibach Anti Roll Bar Kit M3 E46



Eibach Anti-Roll-Kit reduces body roll and allows critical fine-tuning of your BMW's handling characteristic.

£352.34 ex VAT

£269.76 inc VAT


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M3 Bilstein B16 RC

Bilstein B16 PSS10



For those drivers who want a faster road setup and who do the odd track day we would recommend the Bilstein B16 PSS10 suspension kit.


The B16s offer parallel mechanical setting of rebound and compression by a simple twist of a dial. Ten clicks clearly distinguish each setting, giving you the flexibility to find what setting works best for you in a variety of driving conditions.


Features:

  • BILSTEIN gas-pressure technology
  • BILSTEIN monotube / Upside-Down technology
  • Quick and easy damping adjustment - 1-way with 10 clicks
  • BILSTEIN OE quality
  • Threaded body to allow lowering
  • Lowering of approx. 15-35 mm at front
  • Lowering of approx. 20-35 mm at rear
  • Robust lightweight design with spring seats and lock rings made from special aluminum alloy
  • Triple-C-Technology® surface coating for long lasting corrosion and resistance
  • Quality sport springs made from highly durable materials
  • German TÜV certification

£1,912.27 ex VAT

£2,294.72 inc VAT


Track Suspension



For the more performance focused cars with frequent track days we'd suggest the KW clubsport variant 3s and for race cars we can fit the Moton WTCC suspension packages.


As well as providing incredible solutions for our customers each of these manufacturers is a direct supplier to BMW and BMW Motorsport. Together with our unique setup and chassis components we can transform the dynamics of your road or track M3.


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KW Variant 3



The KW Variant 3 suspension has separate and independent compression and rebound damping options to allow experienced drivers to develop there perfect driving set-up. This system with its 3 individually adjustable components, allows adjustment of the compression of the damper in the low-speed range. The highspeed set-up, so decisive for driving comfort, has been preset by KW's engineers.


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M3 KW variant 3b



KW Variant 3 specs:

  • Damping technology with individually adjustable rebound and compression technology
  • inox-line stainless steel technology
  • Individual, continuous lowering (20-40 mm)
  • High-quality components for long durability
  • Adjustable rebound damping with 16 exact clicks
  • Adjustable compression damping with 12 exact clicks
  • Unique, independent from each other working damping force adjustment
  • Comprehensive documentation for easy use


£1,344.17 ex VAT

£1,613 inc VAT



The Moton range of suspension has an exceptional motorsport pedigree and is aimed at race cars and serious track day enthusiasts.


MOTON WTCC 4-WAY SPORT



Developed in conjunction with many professional racing teams all over the World the Moton 4-Way was used by Andy Priaulx to win the 2005, 2006 and 2007 FIA World Touring Car Championship.


These dampers feature separate low and high speed bump and rebound control. The 2 rebound adjusters (20 clicks each) are located on top of the piston rod and adjust completely independently from each other. The 2 bump adjusters are located on top of the reservoir. Low speed bump has 6 different settings whilst the high speed bump can be adjusted into 15 different settings by turning the large knob on top of the reservoir.


The Moton 4-Way dampers feature a unique double piston design. The primary large main piston has a double non-preloaded valve stack on it for bump and rebound control and is designed for quick response during the smallest movement of the piston. The secondary piston is designed with the use of a unique blow off valve system for high speed rebound control. The low speed rebound is controlled by adjusting an internal needle valve.




Benefits:

  • Improved platform stability
  • Improved traction, higher grip level
  • Improved curb and bumpy track control
  • Improved tyre wear over race distance
  • Easy to adjust and work with
  • Every single adjustment done is very noticable to the driver
  • Proven reliability and success

Specs:

  • Double piston design
  • Unique blow off valve system in both bump and rebound
  • Large piston rod diameter for more fluid displacement
  • Adjustable gas pressure for added lifting force
  • Large main piston for quick response
  • No preloaded valve stacks needed for low speed damping control
  • Seperate Low- (6) and High (15) speed bump control
  • Seperate Low- (20) and High (20) speed rebound control
  • Swivel banjo hoses for easy installation of remote reservoirs

£8,475.90 ex VAT

£10,171.08 inc VAT