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KW Clubsport coilover kits in combination with MacPherson struts in upside-down-design

KW Clubsport coilover kits in combination with MacPherson struts in upside-down-design

The popular and three-way adjustable KW V4 Clubsport coilover dampers received a technical revision to match the latest BMW M3 sedan, BMW M4 coupe, BMW M4 competition, and the new BMW M4 CSL. Similar to the racing applications in BMW’s M4 GT4 customer program, the latest KW V4 Clubsport coilover kit generation is manufactured with a motorsport alloy steel in combination with a 40-millimeters inverted-monotube damper cartridge.

The new feature is that the current generation of the KW V4 Clubsport suspension is now manufactured from a motorsport steel alloy in combination with 40-millimeter upside-down damper cartridges, as is the case in racing applications in customer sports over. KW also relies on an upside-down design for the new four-way adjustable KW V5 Clubsport coilover suspension for the BMW M4. The KW V5 damper technology, on the other hand, uses the KW Solid Piston Technology proven in the DTM as it is also used by the DTM champion Sheldon Van der Linde of Schubert Motorsport on the BMW M4 GT3 exhibited at the KW booth.

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“Purple Weeks”: KW automotive temporarily reduces recommended retail price of selected KW coilover kits

“Purple Weeks”: KW automotive temporarily reduces recommended retail price of selected KW coilover kits
Hall 3 Stand 3B43
12/02/2022 09:00 - 18:00
12/03/2022 09:00 - 18:00
12/04/2022 09:00 - 18:00
12/05/2022 10:00 - 18:00
12/06/2022 10:00 - 18:00
12/07/2022 10:00 - 18:00
12/08/2022 10:00 - 18:00
12/09/2022 10:00 - 18:00
12/10/2022 09:00 - 18:00
12/11/2022 09:00 - 18:00

In these hard times, the coilover suspension manufacturer KW automotive benefits from its decision to manufacture most coilover components at the headquarter in Fichtenberg. Therefore, KW automotive has a manufacturing depth of nearly 90 percent. To connect customers with our retail- and installation partner network, the KW automotive group hosts a sales promotion.. Regarding selected KW coilover kits, the recommended retail price will be reduced up to 300 euros. The so-called “Purple Weeks” are valid at participating retail partners and at the manufacturer itself. More information at

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Sidney Hoffmann - car enthusiast and TV presenter

Sidney Hoffmann - car enthusiast and TV presenter
Hall 3 Stand 3B43
12/03/2022 13:00 - 14:00
12/04/2022 13:00 - 14:00
12/10/2022 13:00 - 14:00
12/11/2022 11:00 - 12:00

The sympathetic car enthusiast, tuner, TV presenter, influencer and KW brand ambassador Sidney Hoffmann reveals everything from the filming of the new YouTube series "What happens when" and much more during his autograph sessions ...

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KW automotive group presents its broadly based motorsport and accessory program at the Essen Motor Show 2022

KW automotive group presents its broadly based motorsport and accessory program at the Essen Motor Show 2022

KW automotive’s secret to success is to be able to offer every customer the right chassis with convincing technology for every demand. For the 30th anniversary, the medium-sized company presents its latest accessory and motorsport program and many more aspects of its brands KW suspensions, ST suspensions, ap Sportfahrwerke, Reiger Suspension, BBS light-alloy wheels, and their SimRacing products at the Essen Motor Show. Highlights at the BBS and KW fair booth (hall 3, booths 3A47 and 3B46) is a VW ID. Buzz which is equipped with a KW coilover kit and BBS wheels. Moreover, the BMW M4 GT3 with KW V6 Racing dampers from incumbent DTM champion Sheldon Van der Linde can be marveled at. From December 3 to December 11, 2022 (Preview Day on December 2, 2022) KW automotive gives an overview of its OE activities, motorsport program, and newest product developments. Especially the new and customizable BBS Unlimited wheel system will be in the spotlight. At the Essen Motor Show, BBS also presents the new BBS RT Unlimited which is a part of the Classic design line. More information at

In 2022, the KW automotive group celebrated its 30th anniversary. Since 1995, the coilover manufacturer is an exhibitor at the Essen Motor Show. For KW, the fair in the German Ruhr area is one of the most important events of the year. “To us, the EMS is the most important industry get-together to meet both retailers and customers at one place” Bernd Lauton, KW head of sales for Germany and Austria says. “At our BBS and KW fair booth, we show our latest projects and give a preview of the KW products that will be released soon such as the BBS Unlimited wheel system, the KW Clubsport coilovers with MacPherson spring struts and inverted monotube, KW V3 Leveling, and many more products.”

The success of the motorsport year for the KW automotive group is illustrated by the displayed BMW M4 GT3 which was driven in the DTM 2022 by the DTM champion Sheldon Van der Linde. For several years, the KW automotive group is a pioneer in the development of individual coilover systems for street and motorsport usage. With its brands BBS, KW, and Reiger Suspension, the medium-sized company from the German Fichtenberg is globally active. In almost every DTM motorsport series, several brand trophies, NASCAR, and the World Rally Championship, KW motorsport components were used. In 2022, Rallye- and Rally Raid vehicles were equipped with Reiger Offroad motorsport coilovers in the WRC and Dakar. The new Reiger suspension street & trail dampers celebrate their premiere at the Essen Motor Show 2022 as well. Those are special offroad dampers for SUVs and off-road vehicles with street permission. The exhibition appearance of the KW automotive group is completed by excerpts of the OE program as well as many small and large product highlights at ap Sportfahrwerke, ST suspensions, Ascher Racing, and Track Time. More information at

Company profile

The KW entrepreneurial group includes the suspension manufacturer KW automotive with its brands KW suspensions, ST suspensions, ap Sportfahrwerke, as well as the SimRacing brands TrackTime and Ascher Racing. With its immense suspension portfolio, state-of-the-art production technology, and development and test center, KW successfully operates in all markets for more than 25 years. Over the past years, KW automotive has developed over 16 distinct damping technologies to fulfill its requirement of supplying "the perfect suspension for every demand". Besides its core business, the development and production of manually and adaptively adjustable coilover kits and other suspension components for the aftermarket as well as the range of accessories of various automobile manufacturers in the premium segment, the business field of original equipment for special models and super sports cars of the automotive industry are developing tremendously positively for the German suspension manufacturer. Since KW is a development partner of sophisticated controlled suspension systems, the manufacturer disposes of the entire product portfolio of hydraulics, electronics, sensor technology, control units, and damper control systems as well as the necessary expertise for the application and tuning of complex vehicle performance systems from a single source. KW has become an indispensable part of customer motorsports throughout the past years and produces homologated racing dampers and suspensions for a constantly growing number of racing cars from several manufacturers. Worldwide, successful racing teams rely on the patented valve technology of KW Competition suspensions. The entrepreneurial group has subsidiaries in the most significant markets, such as Belgium, Great Britain, China, Japan, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the USA. 360 employees from the 1200 employees worldwide of the Group are located at the headquarters in Fichtenberg. Software and hardware solutions are further business segments as well as events for virtual motorsports in the scope of the brand RaceRoom. Equally, the suspension manufacturers KW Damping Unit, S.A. (AL-KO Damping Unit), Belltech, and Reiger Suspension as well as the alloy wheels manufacturer BBS are brands of the KW entrepreneurial group.