Bilstein B4 OEM-type direct replacement front left strut for E46 with the optional Sport or M Sport Package
LEFT FRONT for E46 RWD models (no xi AWD) WITH factory Sport or M Sport Suspension option.
The E46 was offered with an optional sport or M Sport package that included a slightly lower and stiffer suspension. These front shocks have been valved and are the correct original height for the E46 sport suspension*.
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 as the original shocks but at a more attractive price point. For the B4 Bilstein uses either monotube or twin-tube technology to give the best in OE replacement driving comfort at a great economical price.Features and Benefits:
- The best option to maintain sport package ride and handling characteristics
- 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
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
This part replaces BMW part number 31312282459, 31312282097, 31311096851, 31311094563.
* - E46 sport suspension does not include aftermarket sport springs from H&R, Eibach, and others. These aftermarket springs are typically much shorter than factory sport springs. You must use a shorter Bilstein Sport or Koni Sport strut with aftermarket springs.
Application Note: front struts for E46 non-M RWD are mostly interchangeable. BMW will show different part numbers but the actual specs are very close. When replacing one strut at a time
you should inspect the original strut for part numbers and try to order the same number. This is to avoid minor differences in length and pressure. We would always encourage you to replace struts in pairs to avoid different specs and handling behavior.
BMW Fitments: 3 Series
E46 (99-05) > 323Ci
E46 (99-05) > 323i
E46 (99-05) > 325Ci
E46 (99-05) > 325i
E46 (99-05) > 328Ci
E46 (99-05) > 328i
E46 (99-05) > 330Ci
E46 (99-05) > 330i