The launch of the Audi A3 as five-door sedan in the classic notchback design meets a positive response. And we already offer our stainless steel KW coilover suspension kits for the new A3-model (Type 8V). It does not matter whether the A3 notchback sedan has a front- or the recommendable quattro drive. With the coilovers, a continuous lowering of up to 60 mm is possible. Customers who purchase the kit from a certified retailer and let it install there, can also apply for the well-known KW-5-year extended warranty directly from KW.
With a KW coilover suspension, it is easy to increase the handling and driving dynamics of the new Audi A3 notchback sedan. No matter if the A3-driver choses a coilover kit Variant 1, a Variant 2 with additional rebound damping adjustment or the famous Variant 3 with separate rebound and compression adjustment.
“With the Variant 1 we mainly want to reach customers that put a great value on a variable lowering”, said KW Product Manager Johannes Wacker. With Variant 2 and especially Variant 3, drivers also have the option to further adjust the dampers. “For example customers who assembles a different wheel- / tire combination than offered by Audi, benefit not only from the possibility of a variable lowering, but also of being able to individually adjust the damper setup”, explains Johannes Wacker. So for example the KW coilover suspension Variant 2 allows via the integrated rebound damping adjustment to change the handling and ride comfort with 16 exact clicks to meet the individual driving demand.
Even more adjustment possibilities are provided by the KW coilover suspension Variant 3. Similar to the KW suspensions for motor sport, the rebound and compression damping can be adapted separately from each another. In addition to the handling and comfort, the Variant 3 allows via the separately adjustable compression damping with twelve clicks to take influence on rolling motions of the body, without having to change the rebound damping which optimally matches the spring rate. Check this YouTube link to experience the KW valve technology in detail.
The continuous lowering in detail
At the front axle, the German TÜV-tested adjustment range for the Audi A3 notchback sedan is between 30 and 60 mm, at the rear axle between 30 to 55 mm. All three coilovers are manufactured from stainless steel. If the purchase and installation was made from a certified KW specialist dealer, the retailer can apply for the well-known KW-5-year extended warranty, if desired by the customer and the suspension installation was made properly. Soon, also the adaptive KW DDC ECU coilovers with optional damper setting via smartphone and the KW Clubsport suspension applications will be available for the Audi A3 notchback sedan and the other A3 models of the 8V-series.
About KW automotive:
KW automotive is market leader and innovator of individual suspension solutions for the street and racing applications. 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 TÜV certificate. 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 2011. With its large portfolio of suspension kits, modern production technology, development- and test centre, for more than 15 years KW has been succeeding in markets around the world.