New BMW 3-series (G21) Wagon with xDrive: KW Variant 1, Variant 2 and Variant 3 Coilover suspension kits

New BMW 3-series (G21) Wagon with xDrive: KW Variant 1, Variant 2 and Variant 3 Coilover suspension kits

09.04.2020: 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

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 Variant 1 with nonadjustable, factory-set, pre-configured damping setup, the KW Coilover suspension kit Variant 2 and Variant 3 are available with adjustable damping forces. In just a few steps the rebound stage damping can be adjusted with 16 clicks on the KW Variant 2.




The Variant 3 features separately adjustable compression (twelve clicks) and rebound (16 clicks) stage damping. All three KW Coilover suspension kits have stainless-steel struts and allow maximum lowering of up to 60 millimeters on the BMW 3-series Touring (G21). The adaptive KW DDC plug&play Coilover is already in development for the BMW 3-series sedan (G20) and the BMW 3-series estate (G21). For further information please visit www.kwsuspensions.net



In terms of driving dynamics and suspension setup, BMW models have been the reference in their class for years. This also applies to the popular BMW 3-series Touring (estate, wagon). Now the KW Coilover suspensions are available for the latest BMW 3-series Touring (G21) and allow the wagon to be lowered continuously by 40 - 60 millimeters on both axles of the all-wheel-drive model.



While with the KW Coilover suspension kit Variant 1 factory-set, pre-configured damping setup cannot be further adjusted, this features the KW Coilover suspension kits Variant 2 and Variant 3. These two suspensions differ from KW Variant 1 by using KW dampers with adjustable multi-valve technology for convenient harmonic damping.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three KW Coilover suspension kits are available for BMW 3-series (G21) Touring with xDrive



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 Variant 2 and Variant 3.



KW Variant 2, for example, allows the rebound stage damping to be adjusted by 16 clicks to influence the handling and ride comfort. "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," says KW Brand Manager Jonas Ehrmann.



KW Variant 3 also has this function and 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," explains KW Brand Manager Jonas Ehrmann.



"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.




Of course, the KW Coilovers Variant 1, Variant 2 and Variant 3 are also available for the BMW 3-series Sedan (G20) with rear-wheel drive. The adaptive KW DDC plug&play coilover suspension kits for the BMW 3-series (G21) wagon and the BMW 3-series sedan (G20) are in preparation. More information at www.kwsuspensions.net





Christian Schmidt - photos KW automotive GmbH



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