The new Fiat 500 won quickly the
hearts of most of the people. The small car with its beautiful retro-style is
already sold out in Italy and Fiat can satisfy the other markets only through
extra production due to the great demand. KW automotive now makes the cute
'Cinquecento' become a go-kart in terms of driving characteristics through its
coilover suspension Variant 1. The vehicle's level can be lowered between 30 and
60 mm at the front axle and from 10 to 40 mm at the rear axle. The coilover
suspension V1 for the Fiat 500 is available with immediate effect.
KW coilover suspensions – 3 damping variants for every type of driver
Coilover suspension V1 with preset damper setting permits customised lowering of
the suspension and creates an optimised balance of sportiness, comfort and
safety. Damping variant V2 is the ideal system for sporty drivers, who also wish
to make modifications in the set-up to achieve a more customised lowering of the
suspension. Thanks to the adjustable rebound damping, it is possible to adapt
the driving comfort to suit the driver’s personal taste. With its separately
adjustable pressure and rebound damping functions, coilover suspension V3
permits an even higher degree of customisation to the suspension and provides
the perfect solution for those truly technically demanding drivers.
All KW coilover suspensions are produced in the unique stainless steel “inox
line” technology. This assures the extremely high quality and durability of the
suspensions plus a long-lasting perfect finish to match.
In 10 years, a three-man operation has grown into an international power-house.
A small workshop measuring just 150sqm has grown into an international operation
specialized in performance suspension manufacturing. Today, KW is recognised as
a European market leader for high class coilover systems. In one of the worlds´
toughest markets for performance products, KW is setting new benchmarks with its
innovations and commitment to quality. Operating internationally, KW employs
over 200 people at 4 locations. The German headquarter measures around 23,000
sqm. The employees work within this unique and ultra modern facility to produce
and ship more than 60.000 kits annually to customers all around the world. The
steadily growing product range covers several thousands of applications.
KW automotive GmbH in 2006 also celebrates 10 successful years of the production
of its famous coilover suspensions, which had their premiere 1996 at the Essen
Motor Show. During the anniversary celebrities at Fichtenberg, Germany, KW put
its new servo-hydraulic driving dynamics test station into operation. It is one
of only 15 worldwide, 9 of them are used by Formula 1 teams.
German suspension specialists KW automotive aims to
make the Fiat 500 become a 'go-kart' in terms of
driving characteristics through its coilover
suspension which also lowers the ride height.
With the servo-hydraulic dynamics test station KW offers
motorsports teams and industry partners the possibility to
simulate many different road conditions with a car. This
method saves a lot of time and money, which normally would
have to be spent during a real test at a race track.
KW today offers a big range of products: Springs, dampers,
suspensions and coilovers, which are characterized by
high-tech innovations. Top products are the 'Inox-line'
coilovers with their corrosion resistant struts, which
proved their qualities in salt spray tests. The know-how of
KW is also highly demanded in the motorsports scene. In many
different championships various teams rely on KW
suspensions. Customers directly profit by the race
technology transferred to the road.
In-house development and manufacturing puts KW on the
leading edge of the industry. Outfit with the latest CNC-controlled
machining devices, CAD 3D modelling systems and computer
guides production lines, KW’s “all in one hand“
configuration sets the industry’s standards in both quality
control and manufacturing flexibility.
Global trendsetter in product innovations and outstanding
technical know-how fuels the rapid growth at KW automotive
GmbH's. Continuously building on its products quality and
functionality, innovations, such as KW’s revolutionary 'Inox-line'
stainless steel technology and composite stainless steel
impregnated adjustable spring seats set world benchmarks in
coilover suspension manufacturing.