Not that there are causes for complaint: Compared to many other brothers of the SUV class, the BMW X3 M40d drives at a high level. However, the new H&R sport springs are much more successful in entering the “Mission Dynamics” than the standard configuration.
The vehicle’s centre of gravity is lowered by 30 millimetres at the front axle and 15 millimetres at the rear. The BMW X3 M40’s bulky appearance doesn’t only gain the upper hand, its sportier in terms of handling as well. Thus it underlines the dynamic demands of many BMW drivers.
The specifications for the H&R sport springs include more direct steering. Additionally, there’s reduced lateral tilt in fast corners without noticeably reducing the driving comfort of the X3.
The X3 M40 presents itself even more self-confident with H&R “Trak” wheel spacers. These are available in silver or black from 22 to 60 millimetres (per axle) and enable precise alignment of original and retrofit wheels on the fender edges.
The secret to such success? To put it simply, the technology H&R employs to develop cutting-edge suspension systems for competition use is the very same used to develop innovative suspension components for street-driven cars.
In addition, H&R maintains extensive involvement in several touring car, GT and Monoposto racing series. Not to mention the Formula 1- where each circuit may have its own demanding characteristics. In the harsh environs of competition, H&R is able to test new materials and innovate production technologies. All of which can help racing teams adapt to changing road conditions accurately and efficiently.
Every sport-oriented motorist can experience the result of these efforts! Suspension components “Made by H & R” enjoy appreciation from the international trade press and from customers all over the world.
Car manufacturers such as Porsche, AMG Mercedes, Volkswagen, MINI and BMW also rely on the know-how and flexibility of H & R for various special models. But not only sporty drivers, who had suspension components like sport springs for the BMW X3 M40d xdrive installed to optimize their vehicles, appreciate the qualities of the H & R products.
Simply put, H&R is more than just a suspension manufacturer — it is a company whose core philosophies are innovation, quality and performance.