Dynamic driving upgrade for the BMW M5 (F90):
Now Available KW Variant 4 with three-way-dampers
For more than 30 years, the BMW M5 has been fascinating people all over the world and is the new sixth generation of BMW’s sportiest sedan. KW automotive, the suspension manufacturer, has developed the new KW Variant 4 coilover kit with independently adjustable three-way dampers for the M5 (F90). The coilover suspension, made of aluminum, has a ride height adjustment range of 10 to 30 millimeters on both axles. Thanks to the independent damper adjustments in the rebound forces as well as low-speed and high-speed compression, the pre-configured damping of the Variant 4 can be changed to a more comfort-oriented road setup or adjusted to sharpen performance. Find out more at www.kwsuspensions.com.
The coilover suspension, made of aluminum, has a ride height adjustment range of 10 to 30 millimeters on both axles.
While the new BMW M5 (F90) is inspired by racing with its numerous BMW M components such as an active M-differential, M-Steptronic eight-speed gearbox, and M carbon ceramic brake system, the new KW Variant 4 offers a coilover suspension exclusively for super sports cars, sports cars and high-performance sedans.
With the Variant 4, the BMW M5 reacts neutral to load changes and offers a razor-sharp steering response. On poor roads with a wavy asphalt surface, the suspension dampens harmoniously and prevents restless driving. Pitching and rolling movements of the body structure are also significantly reduced.
“The separately adjustable rebound as well as low-speed and high-speed compression damping gives M5 drivers plenty of options to individually adapt their sedan to their personal driving preferences,” said KW Product Manager Johannes Wacker. The three-way valve technology of the Variant 4 with its 16 clicks for rebound damping, six clicks in low-speed compression stage (seven characteristic curves) and 15 clicks in high-speed compression stage (16 characteristic curves), allows the BMW M5, which is equipped for the first time with four-wheel drive, to be adjusted in driving behavior to the personal preferences of the driver.
“We rely on similar damper technology as the original equipment of the BMW M4 GTS, where we also once worked together with BMW,” continues Johannes Wacker. “We also develop and manufacture suspension components for BMW M’s factory customer motorsports such as the M235i Racing or other M special models.” This multi-valve technology also considers the grip level of the tires when changing from road tires to sports tires. Even with maximum lowering and fast driving over bumps or large transverse joints, the wheels react harmoniously thanks to the blow-off characteristics of the TVCLH-A valves utilized in the Variant 4 dampers.
The KW coilover suspension allows the M5 to be lowered continuously on both axles from 10 to 30 millimeters.
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 three street 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 trust in the patented valve technology of KW Competition kits, the six-time overall winner of the 24-hour-race Nürburgring 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. www.kwsuspensions.com