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Bilstein Rear Shock Absorber



1998 saw the introduction of the very first iteration of the Mercedes-Benz ML. Offering size, practicality, luxury and thanks to its 4x4 system, a decent amount of offroad capability, the ML made for a neat luxury SUV that could hold its own whenever the going got rough.

If you're feeling as though the ML's suspension could use an upgrade, whether it be you because you need to replace worn-out shocks or you're wanting more out of its handling performance, Bilstein offers the perfect solution in the Bilstein B6 Sport shock absorbers.

Using Bilstein's gas pressure technology and monotube construction, the B6 Sport shock absorber offers a range of benefits. Providing optimum road adhesion, enhanced lane change stability and an increased load capacity, upgrading to a set of Bilstein B6 Sport shock absorber makes for a significant improvement over the factory shocks. Also offering a long service life, fitting a set of Bilstein B6 Sport shock absorbers ensures that you can enjoy consistent performance day in and day out.

Even under heavy loads the Bilstein B6 4600 shock absorber continues to perform, giving you more confidence behind the wheel when hauling or towing around heavy loads knowing that your suspension can more than handle the extra pressure.

The Bilstein B6 Sport shock absorber has been developed as a direct replacement for the rear shocks of your Mercedes-Benz ML. The standard springs can also be reused, making for a straightforward installation process.

Due to varying suspension designs, the front and rear shock absorbers possess different part numbers to the 1998 W163 ML from 1999 onwards.

Additional Information

Part Number

BE5 2985

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Car Type

W163 (1999 - 2005)