From March 7th – 17th 2019, we will be showing the entire range of our suspension and coilover kit program for motorsport, industry, and aftermarket.
The Geneva International Motor Show is a real home game for us. Together with our subsidiary in Switzerland, we relocated our booth from the exhibition catacombs into the hall 2 a few years ago. Since then, our exhibition booth (stand No. 2042) is located directly in the neighborhood of our development customers from the automotive industry and the accessory industry.
Our dampers and complete suspensions are already installed from the factory in numerous top models of the automotive industry or they can be ordered directly from the car manufacturer as official accessories.
At our stand in Geneva, we will be exhibiting a Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport limited to 200 pieces, for which we have helped our industrial customer Porsche as a development service provider for a racing 3-way shock absorber with rebound adjustment and two-way compression damping adjustment (high speed and low speed) and we also manufacture this suspension kit in our suspension factory in the Swabian town Fichtenberg in Germany.
New products for the road and motorsport
For all Alfisiti who want to increase the sportiness and ride comfort of their Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio (952) and do not want to accept the compromise of just a spring set for lowering, we have developed the KW DDC plug&play coilover kit for the Quadrifoglio.
The electronically adjustable KW DDC plug&play coilovers that are available since 2011 are compatible with more and more adaptive series controls. Currently, our adaptive KW DDC suspensions are available for more than 300 selected vehicle models from BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen and brand new for the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio (type 952).
Via the “Alfa DNA Pro” selector switch, the different damper characteristics can still be selected. In addition, the adaptive KW DDC plug&play coilover kit reads out the series sensors and the electronic valves in the DDC dampers adapt within milliseconds. Also, for further vehicles, our KW DDC plug&play coilovers are already in preparation.
We sneaked behind the curtain and checked out our R&D team.http://blog-int.kwautomotive.net/tech-kw-ddc-coilover-plug-play-kit-and-kw-ddc-ecu-coilover-kit/
Gepostet von KW suspensions am Donnerstag, 1. Februar 2018
If there is no KW DDC plug&play coilover kit available for your vehicle, our adaptive KW DDC ECU coilovers, which we deliver with a vehicle specific wiring harness and a suspension control unit, may be an alternative for you.
We have also developed the first KW suspension for the new Alpine A110. In addition to the KW Clubsport, also the KW coilovers Variant 3 will be available for the mid-engine sports car.
At KW we are also developing for a number of new cars our popular KW coilover kit Variant 3, which has become the benchmark for suspensions in the aftermarket with its separate damper adjustment in compression and rebound damping stages. Recently, this kit is also available for the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class (W177), KIA Stinger and many classic cars.
Also for an increasing number of super sports cars and high-performance sedans such as the Audi RS6, BMW M5, Dodge Hellcat, Mercedes-AMG GT R and Co., we develop our KW coilovers Variant 4. For this suspension kit from our “Street Performance” delivery program, we use our successful motorsport technology and adapted it for more driving comfort and performance with street tires in everyday life. With the V4, we stay with our development philosophy “as tight as necessary, as compatible as possible” for road applications.
While the Motor Show celebrates its premiere in Switzerland, the “Retro Classics” will be at the same time in Stuttgart. This is why our Classic applications are a little in the background in Geneva. Of course you can find out more about our dampers and suspensions for classic automobiles on our blog.
It is especially interesting that for example, in vehicles like the Porsche 911 (F-model and G-model) and the BMW E30 or the Audi Coupé (type 89), the series suspension struts do not have to be worked on anymore when changing to a KW classic suspension or coilover suspension kit.
By the way, the “Porsche Club für den klassischen Porsche 911 Südwest e.V.” drove with their air-cooled 911 to the North Cape at the end of December 2018, and our KW Classic suspensions made of stainless steel (964, 993) mastered this challenge brilliantly.
KW Competition – made for Winners
Of course, our successful motorsport commitment also plays a major role at the Auto Show. As successful as the racing season 2018 for our motorsport customers ended – winning the 24h race Nürburgring, Championship victory of the ADAC GT Masters and ADAC TCR Germany – it seems to be continuing in 2019.
For example, we could recently congratulate Porsche on the overall victory in the Bathurst 12h Race in Australia. The Nürburgring Nordschleife is calling again soon, after all, the first VLN test for our customers is scheduled for mid-March, and the new VLN season starts on March 23rd with the ADAC Westfalenfahrt, with the majority of the participants relying for years on KW Competition racing shock absorbers to fight against the Green Hell.
ST suspensions showcase height adjustable ST springs and more
At the Geneva International Motor Show, of course we will give our second suspension brand a platform and introduce our ST coilover springs to an international audience. The ST height-adjustable springs are currently available for Audi S3, RS3 (8V); Audi RS4 (QB6); Audi A4, A5, S4, S5, RS4, RS5 (B8, B81, B9); Audi A6, RS6 (4F, 4G, 4G1); Audi A7 Sportback (4G, 4G1); Audi Q5, SQ5 (8R, 8R1, FY); Audi TTS and Audi TT RS (model year 2015, 8J, 8J1), BMW 1-series M Coupé (E82); BMW M2, M2 Competition (F87); BMW M3 (E92, E93, F80); BMW M4 (F82, F83); BMW M4 (F82, F83), BMW M5 (F10, F90), BMW M6 (F12, F13, F06).
Dodge Challenger (model year 2012) and Dodge Charger (model year 2011); Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W205), Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG; (218, 218 AMG); Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake; (218, 218 AMG); Mercedes-Benz E-Class E63 AMG; (212, 212K, 212 AMG, 212K AMG) and VW Golf 7 GTI including technical component report.
In addition, ST will also be showing new ST coilover suspensions for current vehicles such as the Ford Fiesta ST (JHH) and Hyundai i30N.
We have successfully reinvented the wheel spacer especially for the tire retailers and specialist workshops. For example, the ST DZX through-hole system allows track widenings of 5 mm, 7.5 mm, 10 mm, 12.5 mm, 15 mm, 17.5 mm, 20 mm, 22.5 mm and 25 mm per wheel, so track width changes of 10 – 50 mm per axle can be realized. Due to precise 2,5 mm steps, which are only offered by our DZX spacers, the perfect track change can always be carried out on almost any vehicle.
With just a few innovative components, our DZX and AZX wheel spacer systems offer the possibility to mount the perfectly fitting spacers for almost every vehicle on the market – without that a huge wheel spacer stock is needed!
Images: KW, Gruppe C Photography, Porsche, Porsche Club für den klassischen 911 e.V., Miguel Almeida