KW Suspension have revealed the next generation of its adaptive DDC Plug&Play coilover kits. The new DDC coilovers come with a new DDC valve technology and are compatible with numerous standard suspension controls. First, the system will be revealed for the current BMW M4 coupé (F82) and M3 sedan (F80) that come with the optional adaptive M suspension. The KW DDC Plug&Play system reads out the vehicle’s sensors, then adapts itself to the respective driving situation within one hundredth of a second. The drivers will be able to switch between “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport Plus” modes thanks to the OEM suspension adjustment button, found in the vehicle.
The complete suspension control system of the adaptive KW coilovers works via the BMW series sensor system which also controls the KW Suspension valves. As a result, you replace the standard suspension system with the KW suspension and the KW DDC plugs simply have to be connected to the original plugs. The sensors, for example, adapt the suspension adjustment in comfort mode within one hundredth of a second to the respective driving situation. When accelerating or for example, during overtaking maneuvers or in the highway acceleration lane, the damper adjustment gets even more precise. This change/switch happens so fast and harmonious that you will hardly notice anything in everyday situations.
“Even with our DDC coilover kit, the driver can switch between the individual driving modes with the serial button,” explains KW Product Manager Johannes Wacker. The adjustment of the lowering at the adaptive KW DDC plug&play coilovers is made via the dirt-resistant KW trapezoidal thread on the stainless steel strut and the rear axle height adjustment. The approved range allows a continuous lowering of 15 to 40 mm on both axles for the M4 coupé (F82).
In turn, this makes the KW DDC Plug&Play coilovers a great addition to both the M3 and M4, giving the drivers the versatility and ease of use in one package.
New KW DDC valve technology ensures more compatibility
For years, adaptive suspension kits that can be changed from a comfortable driving mode to a sporty mode by the touch of a button, became more and more popular. As one of the first suspension manufacturers for the aftermarket, KW automotive offers since 2011 adaptive coilovers that are compatible with numerous control systems of various automotive manufacturers (BMW, Mercedes, Seat, VW). When retrofitting, the series struts and dampers only have to be replaced by the KW components and the KW DDC plugs must be connected to the original plugs.
The serial sensor system recognizes the adaptive KW dampers. With the new generation, KW no longer relies on a so-called electromagnetic bypass valve, which for example is attached at the side of the strut or damper, but the new development of KW is an adaptive and electronic valve that is located directly on the piston rod in the damper housing. As a result, the new adaptive KW DDC plug&play coilovers will be available for more and more cars.