KW Suspensions GmbH was founded in 1992 in Murrhardt Germany and has grown to become a leading suspension tuner for European and Japanese cars. KW suspension is developed thoroughly by KW's engineers to have an extremely long service life and create a balance between great handling and a comfortable ride quality. KW has equipped winning race teams for over a decade, and is a supplier to AMG as well as BMW in the M3 GTS. KW's facility is one of only 15 facilities worldwide to be equipped with a 7 post suspension test rig, giving regular M3 enthusiasts access to Formula 1 technology.
The all new V5 coilover also features precise 4 way dampening adjustment capabilities. When you're looking to lower and improve your vehicle's suspension, having rebound and compression adjustment is great. But having the ability to fine tune your suspension movements at different speeds is even better. KW took the V5 coilover to a whole new level with high speed and low speed tunability. High speed refers to suspension travel and events that the coilover itself experiences very quickly such as a sharp corner or a hard launch from a stop. Low speed events refer to suspension movements that happen at a slower, more gradual pace such as large sweeping corners or gradual acceleration. Having the ability to adjust high and low speed suspension dampening independently gives you unprecedented handling, performance, and control. This means every acceleration, steering movement, or braking event is tunable and precise.
By launching the new KW V5 coilover suspension, KW focuses on its successful motorsport suspension technology with KW Solid Piston Technology and modular design with damper valves connected in series. The KW V5 assures precise and fast damping without delay in sports cars and super sports cars. The shock absorbers and valves react directly, even with small spring travel, minimal steering movements, and minor road undulations. Every driving maneuver and every input, such as those generated during braking, acceleration, steering, load changes, and undulations, are damped much more precisely. The KW Solid Piston dampers provide much more platform support to the chassis than conventional dampers and thus, depending on the vehicle body allow for lower spring rates to be used.
Setup - factory pre-configured damping setup with separate 4-way damper setting By launching the new KW V5 coilover suspension, KW focuses on its successful motorsport suspension technology with KW Solid Piston Technology and modular design with damper valves connected in series. Thus, the KW V5 with adjustable KW SPCLH-A (KW Solid Piston Compression Low- and Highspeed Adjustable) compression damping and the KW SPRLH-A (KW Solid Piston Rebound Low- and Highspeed Adjustable) rebound damping offers significant added values: more sensitive damping, cavitation-free function, precise high-frequency damping, low-pressure gas range from 6 to 10 bar and low hysteresis. The low- and high-speed valve units in the KW V5 coilover suspension, which are built-in series with different valve spring types and main valves, offer the freedom to individually adjust the compression and rebound damping with 13 exact clicks (14 characteristic curves) each in the low- and high-speed range. The KW Solid Piston Technology can also be used to cover a large force range when designing the characteristic curves; all the more reason to enable a completely new type of harmonious damping. Features