APN, PR, 13 May 2008.
E82 with LSD door hinges.
Lamborghini style wing doors are
now available for the new BMW 1-series E82 coupe and
The LSD door hinge
comes complete with TÜV (German safety standards
institute) parts certificate, confirming their
compliance with all safety standards.
LSD says that its fittings, which
are made in Germany, are more impressive than other
retrofit sets for wing doors, due to highly precise
engineering and the highest-possible standard of
Additionally, a testing laboratory
accredited by the German Kraftfahrtbundesamt (Federal
motoring bureau) proved in a side-crash test that the
LSD-solution patented in Germany is as secure as a
door assembled in the series production. Hence, the
passengers safety is guaranteed by the LSD door
fittings in a side-crash complying with rule 96/27/EG.
LSD makes installation quick and
easy, without any welding or repainting. The LSD door
fittings are mounted directly at the points where the
original doors were removed. With the added fittings,
the otherwise unchanged doors open first outward and
then gently glide upward and stop.
Adjustable buffers prevent the
doors from being opened too wide or from falling
downward or inward when open. A simple grip is all it
takes to close the door. The LSD solution allows to
open the door in an outward motion with an aperture
angle of approx. 30°; it also allows to swing the
wing door upward, without great exertion.
The LSD door fittings are available
from LSD or special dealers. Market-specific prices,
shipping costs and other information can be obtained
from the LSD
door fittings website.
Once the wing doors are fixed, one can take another
look, but this time, under the beautiful dress of the
BMW 1-series coupé, as KW suspensions announce
their Variants 1, 2 and 3 stainless steel
constructed coil over for the 1-series E82 coupé.
coil over suspensions enables the BMW
1-series E82 coupé to be lowered
30-55 mm on the front and 25-50 mm on
KW says that safety, quality and
performance are all taken into consideration with each
KW coil over design. Each vehicle application is
specifically designed and engineered for a proper
range of motion, min/max weight loads and min/max
lowering. These requirements are met while retaining
the car's performance handling characteristics.
Each coil over suspension is
produced with stainless steel “inox-line”
technology. The stainless steel construction
internally and externally provides long term
durability and corrosion resistance from the elements.
The KW coil over suspensions for
the 1-series E82 coupé enables the owner to lower the
vehicle 30-55 mm (1.2-2.2 inches) on the front axle
and 25-50 mm (1.0-2.0 inches) on the rear axle, while
retaining enough travel to handle maximum load and
dynamic loads during driving.
The tuning specialist indicates that Variant 1 is
intended for customers wishing to rely on the
experience of KW engineers. Yet, it allows to
determine the degree of lowering. The dampers are set
for the best balance between spirited driving, comfort
spring sets allow lowering by 35 or 50
Variant 2 is targeted to drivers
with more sporty tastes, who also wish to make
modifications in ride height and rebound dampening.
The adjustable rebound damper allows adjustment of the
pitch and roll behaviour of the vehicle, adapting it
to one’s own driving style.
Variant 3 permits an even higher degree of suspension
customisation. Adjustable (and independent reacting)
rebound and compression damping allows a truly
individual performance driving setup for those
technically demanding drivers. Compression dampening
adjustment is conducted in the low-speed range, while
the high-speed set-up, so decisive for driving
comfort, has been pre-set by KW engineers.
KW coil overs pass German TUV safety and quality
testing standards. Each kit is sold TUV approved.
Market-specific prices, shipping
costs and other information about the KW coil overs
can be obtained from the KW
automotive Group website.
Besides wing doors and KW coil over
tuning options, the new BMW premium compact sports car
gets other flavours for the convertible version from
the H&R tuners.
Even before the official launch at
retail outlets, H&R-Spezialfedern,
the sport suspension kits specialist, introduces the
Sunset Boulevard look and feel to the BMW 1 series
convertible, or cabriolet if you prefer.
For sports drivers who love cruiser
comfort, H&R specialists recommend lowering by 35
mm using the new H&R spring set. For a sportier
feel, there is the 50 mm spring set. Both sets make
the new BMW convertible look more dynamic... even when
For the 135i top model with 306 HP
and 400 Nm, H&R offer a coil over which allows for
optimised axle load distribution, and can be adjusted
in height at the front and rear axles, increasing
The coil over can be combined with
the optional H&R stabilisers, spicing up the power
of the sporty convertible with more driver pleasure.
Alternatively, TRAK+ wheel spacers made of a special
high-strength aluminium alloy, can be added to widen
the stance, with original or tuner wheels. They do
away with the offset between the tire shoulder and the
Market-specific prices, shipping
costs and other information can be obtained from the H&R