March 2019

KW Variant 3 coilover suspension kit for KIA Stinger: More driving pleasure and ride comfort including continuously lowering

As one of the first suspension manufacturers, KW automotive has developed a coilover suspension for the KIA Stinger (CK). As part of the technical component report, the KW coilover kit Variant 3 allows to lower the Stinger continuously on both axles by up to 45 millimeters. On request, the manually adjustable dampers can be set in the compression and rebound forces with twelve or 16 exact clicks either more comfortable or tighter in their damper characteristics. The Variant 3 is available for all KIA Stinger with or without four-wheel drive. Please visit for further information.

The KW coilovers are one of the most popular alternatives in the aftermarket for stepless adjustable suspensions. The best-selling coilover suspension for many years is the KW Variant 3, with two-way performance adjustable dampers that can be set independently in compression and rebound damping stages. The Variant 3 is now also available for the current KIA Stinger (CK) and it gives the Korean Gran Turismo a sportier driving behavior without forgetting about the ride comfort. The desired lowering can be adjusted within the tested range according to the technical component report by 25 - 45 millimeters. The Variant 3 is available for all KIA Stinger with or without four-wheel drive.

If the KIA Stinger is equipped with adaptive dampers from factory, the delivery content of the KW coilovers Variant 3 includes a so-called cancellation-kit for the series dampers. „During installation, the cancellation-kit is connected with a compatible connector and except for the electronic damper control, all assistance and dynamic systems of the KIA Stinger remain active”, said KW Product Manager Johannes Wacker. Through the integrated click dial directly on the stainless-steel housing, the damping force can be adjusted in twelve click stages so that less pitching and rolling movements occur. In addition, a higher compression level on the front axle supports an even more direct steering and on the rear axle it counteracts oversteering.

Especially drivers of sports cars that rave about the KW suspension technology. The technical background is the use of two-stage compression stage valves in the KW Variant 3. Even at a closed compression stage, a preconfigured high-speed compression valve opens when driving over bumps or transverse joints, so that the wheels can dive in and a damping without performance loss. “Regardless of this, the KW Variant 3 also allows to individually adjust the rebound stage with 16 clicks to be able to take further influence on the handling characteristics and the driving comfort of the KIA Stinger. With a lower rebound force the comfort increases, while with an increased rebound force the handling is further increased and the bodywork vibrations are reduced. At very high speeds, this is mainly noticeable by the better road holding and the direct handling of the KIA Stinger. More information at

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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 three 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 six-time overall winner of the 24-hour-race Nürburgring and winner of the ADAC GT Masters 2018, ADAC TCR Germany 2018 and the Bathurst 12h Race 2019. 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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