May 2020

Enhanced ride comfort and driving dynamics for Audi RS7: KW Variant 4 impresses in everyday use

The second edition of the Audi RS7 (C8, Type F2) has become significantly sportier than its predecessor in both terms of driving dynamics and appearance. KW automotive, the suspension manufacturer, has now developed the KW Variant 4 Coilover suspension especially for the RS7 drivers who see a demand for the current Audi RS7 in terms of lateral dynamics and ride comfort. The suspension has three-way adjustable high-performance dampers, which allow the driving behavior to be individually adjusted to their personal preferences. With just a few simple steps, the preset "performance setting" of Variant 4 can be adjusted in the low and high-speed compression and low speed rebound damping to a comfort-oriented road set-up. The KW Variant 4 Coilover suspension supports the entire bodywork much more smoothly and the Audi RS7 (C8, Type F2), which can weigh up to 2140 Kilograms, feels more agile and lighter in all driving situations with Variant 4. The optional rear-axle-steering of the 600 bhp performance saloon also benefits from the modern KW Coilover suspension kit. Besides, a continuous variable lowering of up to 40 millimeters is also possible. For further information please visit

The KW Variant 4 Coilover Suspension is now available for the latest Audi RS7 (Type F2, C8). Despite the low center of gravity of the sports saloon from the factory, it allows a maximum lowering of 15 to 40 millimeters on each of the driven axles. The special feature of the KW Variant 4 with the adjustable shocks and the anodized aluminum shock absorbers is the multi-valve damper technology, developed by KW. In addition to adjusting the low-speed rebound stage damping, the KW Variant 4 also enables separate adjustment of the high-speed and low-speed compression stage damping.

Like so many other luxury class and sports cars, vehicles the 600 hp Audi RS7 (Type F2, C8) also benefits from retrofitting this suspension technology. Even the vehicle manufacturer, Audi, offers three-way adjustable Coilover Suspension kits as part of the optional "Performance Parts Accessories" for the Audi R8. "With our Variant 4 dampers, we are one of the few suspension manufacturers to offer a three-way adjustable damping technology for road suspensions," comments KW Brand Manager Jonas Ehrmann. "Our utilized KW damper valves enable a superior design of the dampers to provide direct responding damping for all everyday conditions, no matter if the RS7 is driven on poor secondary roads or well-maintained motorways".

The separately adjustable rebound, low-speed compression, and high-speed compression damping stages provide RS7 drivers with a wide range of options for adapting their 600 hp Hatchback Saloon individually to their driving requirements. The three-way valve technology of the KW Variant 4, with its 16 clicks for rebound damping, allows six clicks in the low-speed compression stage (seven characteristic curves) and 15 clicks in the high-speed compression stage (16 characteristic curves) to be fine-tuned. The Coilover Suspension is pre-adjusted to a so-called performance setup in the state of delivery. Using the enclosed adjustment instructions, the preset setup can be changed to a comfort-oriented road setup in a few easy steps. An Audi RS7 (C8, Type F2) equipped with the KW Variant 4 drives much more harmoniously and dampens more sensitively to road bumps in the street due to the adjustable multi-valve technology, without the driving dynamics suffering due to the ride comfort.

The KW Variant 4 also substantially minimizes pitch and roll movements in the Audi RS7 (C8, Type F2), which weighs up to 2140 kilograms. The saloon reacts precisely to load changes and the entire car feels much lighter on the road. "The RS7 yaws even more for faster corners and the optional rear-axle-steering can show off its advantages even better," continues KW brand manager Jonas Ehrmann. Alternatively, suspension manufacturer KW automotive has developed height-adjustable spring sets for the Audi RS7, which allow the option of a discreet and continuously adjustable lowering in conjunction with the Audi RS7 standard suspension. For further information please visit

About KW automotive:

Part of the company group KW automotive GmbH are besides KW suspensions also the brands ST suspensions, LSD Doors and RaceRoom. KW suspensions 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 damping variants, as well as on the Nürburgring Nordschleife tested KW Clubsport coilover kits, which are street legal and have a technical component report. Worldwide successful racing teams rely on the patented valve technology of KW Competition suspensions, the seven-time overall winner of the 24-hour Race Nürburgring (2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2018) winner of the 24-hour Race Dubai 2017, ADAC GT Masters 2018, ADAC TCR Germany 2018 and the Bathurst 12-hour Race 2019. With its large portfolio of suspension kits, modern production technology, development- and test center, KW has been succeeding for more than 20 years in markets around the world. World-wide, the company group has more than seven international subsidiaries in the most important markets like China, Japan, Switzerland, Taiwan and the US.

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