November 2018

Great appearance at the Essen Motor Show 2018: KW automotive presents novelties and celebrates the winners of the motor sport season

Visitors will be able to experience the perfect suspension for every demand with the exhibition appearance of the suspension manufacturer KW automotive at the Essen Motor Show from November 30th – December 09th, 2018. On more than 380 square meters KW automotive presents numerous new products with its suspension brands „KW suspensions“ and „ST suspensions“ in hall 3 (stand B43 and B41). The KW Variant 4 coilover kit with its 3-way damper adjustment is available for more and more sports cars and super sports cars. Just recently, this street performance suspension was released for the new BMW M2 Competition. For cars with an adaptive damper control system, KW also offers coilover springs which are individually adjustable in height as well as electronic controllable KW DDC coilover kits, which are compatible with the different systems or available for models without damper control. A highlight for the exhibition visitors will be the KW- and ST- brand ambassadors Sidney Hoffmann and Ken Block making appearances at the KW automotive Group booths. More at

This year’s motor sport season was one of the most successful for the suspensions manufacturer. In addition to countless class victories, the KW motor sport customers won numerous Championships on the endurance track, touring car championships, drift battles, stage rallies and hill climb races. One of the biggest successes was the overall victory of KW customer Manthey Racing at the ADAC Zurich 24h race Nürburgring. At this long distance classic, KW celebrated 16 out of 24 class victories with its customers. Even just on the Nordschleife, for a long time, the suspension manufacturer equips more than half of the starting field with KW Competition suspensions. Furthermore, KW celebrates with victory of the ADAC GT Masters Championship as well winning the ADAC TCR Germany Championship. During the Essen Motor Show, KW will award the most successful racing teams of the Nordschleife. For the KW Sports trophy, not the spear head of the fast GR3-racing cars is in the limelight, but the little “underdogs” and “weekend warriors”. All KW customers benefit from the KW developments in motor sport, as the suspension manufacturer uses its racing engagement for a lasting technology transfer for its suspension products, proven by the new record on the Nordschleife of 6:40.33 minutes in the street legal Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR.

Market leader of individual suspension solutions for the street and motor sport

For a while, KW suspensions under the roof of the KW automotive group also offers different coilovers for electronic cars. For example, KW has developed an adaptive suspension kit with smartphone app control and hydraulic lift system for the Tesla Model S. At the Essen Motor Show, KW will show (in hall 3 stand B43) the first Tesla Model 3 with a KW coilover kit Variant 3 that is separately adjustable in rebound and compression damping stage. Besides the electrified compact model, KW in cooperation with the refiner Novitec also shows a McLaren 720S with KW suspension springs that are adjustable in height. The successful Nordschleife- and motorsport competence of KW is underpinned by its many years of cooperation with Manthey Racing and in Essen, the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup MR (991.2) will even be presented.

Introduction of new ST suspensions product group: ST coilover springs

The brand ST suspensions also benefits from the flexible suspension manufacturing of the KW automotive Group. Since the beginning of 2014, the suspension manufacturer sells the ST suspensions components worldwide, like coilovers, sport suspensions, wheel spacers, springs, anti-sway bars and spring distance kits. At the Essen Motor Show, ST will introduce its new coilover springs. The springs with individual height-adjustment will be available for numerous vehicle models like the Audi A4, Audi S3, BMW M2, Dodge Charger, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and VW Golf GTI on December 1st 2018. A continuous lowering in combination with the standard dampers can be selected due to the installation of the ST coilover springs.

About KW automotive:

KW automotive is market leader and innovator of individual suspension solutions for the street and racing applications. Sporty drivers rely on KW coilover kits with its five street damping variants, as well as on the Nurburgring Nordschleife tested KW Clubsport coilover kits, which are street legal and have a technical component report. Worldwide successful racing teams trust in the patented valve technology of KW Competition, the seven-time overall winner of the 24-hour-race Nurburgring (2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2018) and winner of the ADAC GT Masters. With its large portfolio of suspension kits, modern production technology, development- and test center, for more than 20 years KW has been succeeding in markets around the world.

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