Since the market launch of the BMW E30 Touring in the eighties, the sporty estate (wagon) models based on the BMW 3-series have been extremely popular. KW automotive, the German suspension manufacturer, already offers various coilover suspension kits for the current generation of the BMW 3-series station wagon (G21) with xDrive.
In addition to the KW Coilover suspension kit V1 (Variant 1), the KW Coilover suspension kit V2 (Variant 2) and V3 (Variant 3) are also available. All three KW Coilover suspension kits have stainless-steel struts and allow maximum lowering from 40 – 60 millimeters on the BMW 3-series Touring (G21).
While with the KW Coilover suspension kit V1 (Variant 1) factory-set, pre-configured damping setup cannot be further adjusted, this features the KW Coilover suspension kits V2 (Variant 2), V3 (Variant 3) and KW V3 Leveling.
These two suspensions differ from KW Variant 1 by using KW dampers with adjustable multi-valve technology for convenient harmonic damping.
All KW Coilover suspension kits with their factory-set, pre-configured damping setup already provide an increase in steering precision, stability and road holding.
For BMW drivers who want to increase driving dynamics even further and influence the ride comfort, should opt for KW V2 and V3. But for those who don’t want maximum lowering at all, our comfort-oriented KW V3 Leveling suspensions could be very interesting.
KW V2 (Variant 2), for example, allows the rebound stage damping to be adjusted by 16 clicks to influence the handling and ride comfort. KW V3 (Variant 3) also has this function.
To adjust the rebound damping, the adjustment wheel on the damper on the front axle is simply placed on top of the piston rod for adjustment. At the V3 rear damper nowadays the adjustment wheel is already integrated in the piston rod.
The KW V3 can also be tuned in the low-speed compression stage with twelve clicks using the integrated compression wheel on the lower shock absorber housing. This allows BMW drivers to influence potential pitching and roll movements of the body.
In simple terms, the task of the rebound stage is to connect the body to the road, while the compression stage influences the compression and supports the chassis.
In the low-speed range, we mean the piston rod speeds as they occur, for example, during slow steering movements. High-speed excitations, on the other hand, are bumps and cross joints.
The high-speed valves are pre-configured directly at the damper construction. They cannot be adjusted via the adjustment wheels and support harmonic damping when driving over bumps or uneven road surfaces.
Just as the models of the BMW 3-series have been the reference in their segment for decades in terms of driving dynamics, the KW Coilover suspensions are the reference for suspensions in the aftermarket.
Our KW V3 leveling suspension kit prioritize sporty driving comfort and improved handling on poorly developed side roads and traffic routes, along with a subtle lowering. In the xDrive 3 Series Touring, both driven axles can be lowered by 10 to 30 millimeters for maximum performance.
The BMW drives like a dream and even die-hard BMW M Enthusiasts are scratching their heads as to why their regular BMWs don’t perform as well straight out of the factory. It might sound weird, but it’s actually true. And for those who want to take their suspension to the next level, the KW V3 Leveling kit lets you tweak the low-speed compression and rebound damping to your heart’s content, just like with the Variant 3 (V3).
You also can order your set of KW suspension also direct at our dealers in your region. Please get in touch with your official KW importer in your country.