About KW Suspensions
For many years, the KW automotive GmbH has been the epitome for premium products in car tuning and automobile refinement. KW offers its customers the largest suspension program world-wide. The entire assortment – from springs over sports suspensions to coilover suspensions “inox-line” in three damping versions – such a variety of products is unsurpassed on the market. Moreover, KW automotive GmbH develops racing solutions for national and international motor sports. The racing program of KW competition is successfully used by numerous racing teams on many race tracks around the world.
KW automotive North America Inc. is also an important partner for a large number of renowned companies in the automobile industry. An enormous number of tuners and manufacturers of large and small scale series that rely on the suspension competence of KW automotive North America Inc.
The company was founded in 1995 and at the beginning it only existed with three employees and had an operating area of 1600 sq.ft. Today, KW automotive GmbH is represented all over the world and has approx. 200 employees in five locations. After numerous expansions at the company headquarters in Fichtenberg, Germany the overall production and floor space now stretches over 247,500 sq.ft. The continually growing delivery program includes many thousands of applications.
Apart from the KW suspension solutions, the brand LSD-Doors is also a company under the umbrella organization KW automotive GmbH. The patented wing-door kits, one of the most extraordinary vehicle modifications, are available for nearly all established car brands. The unique door hinge system makes it possible to open car doors upwards like in a Lamborghini. The serial hinges are replaced by vehicle-specific LSD fittings. The original doors are maintained.
Moreover, also the brand ST suspensions belongs to the KW automotive GmbH. The favorable suspension program offers convincing driving characteristics and a unique price-performance ratio for beginners.
Innovative test procedures
In 2006, a state-of-the art 7-post drive dynamics test facility was put into operation at the KW automotive GmbH headquarters in Fichtenberg, Germany. This test facility can simulate different race track conditions. There are only 15 of such hydraulic test facilities available around the world and most of them are used by Formula 1 teams for their research and development measures.
The KW automotive GmbH also uses this innovative test opportunity for the developing new suspensions and optimising suspension set-ups. The suspension experts offer all interested racing teams and commercial partners the possibility to carry out future vehicle setups, with the help of its 7-post drive dynamics test rig at its facility in Fichtenberg.
For teams, this immensely saves both costs and time, as all vehicle-relevant race track characteristics can be simulated here without exposing the car to unnecessary wear. This technology offers KW automotive unprecedented test opportunities for applications in the automobile industry and in motorsports.
Motorsports and Commercial partners
KW automotive GmbH is a commercial partner and also the partner of various motor sports teams. For the high-performance prestige products by Mercedes-AMG – SLK 55, CLK 63 and SL 65 AMG Black Series – KW has developed a special suspension that meets the high demands that Mercedes-AMG requires.
For some years, KW has been the official developer and production partner of Roush Performance from the United States. KW automotive GmbH equips all high-performance Ford Mustang models by Roush with KW sports suspension solutions in different variations. KW automotive also cooperates with MOPAR Performance whose Viper SRT10 ACR had entered the market in 2007.
The race car which has 600 hp and is only available in a limited edition, is based on the 2008 Dodge Viper and is equipped with a KW coilover suspension that was specially developed for Chrysler.