iPhone-coilover kit for BMW 1-series M CoupÃ©
The BMW 1-series M CoupÃ© is consistently designed for the sporty driving pleasure. If the Sport BMW should be too hard, the suspension setup can be adjusted to the street conditions by the new KW DDC ECU coilover kit with adaptive damping control by the push of a button. You can choose between the modes â€œComfortâ€, â€œSportâ€ and â€œSport+â€. With the free KW DDC App, the damper characteristic can individually be configured via an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. For the secured WiFi-connection to the suspension control unit, just an optional W-LAN module is required. The KW DDC ECU coilover kit enables a continuous lowering of up to 35 mm within the German TÃœV tested adjustment range.
The BMW 1-series M CoupÃ© with its 250 kW (340 hp) strong inline six-cylinder with turbocharge and the suspension kit from BMW M3 is uncompromisingly setup for sporty dynamic. â€œWhile the M3 can optionally be equipped with electronic dampers from factoryâ€, says Johannes Wacker, Product Manager at KW automotive, â€œthis is not the case at the 1-series M CoupÃ©. With our adaptive KW DDC ECU (Dynamic Damper Control Electronic Control Unit) coilover kits we have developed an interesting upgrade solution.â€ The KW DDC ECU coilover kit does not only allow to adjust the damper characteristics to the street conditions with the modes â€œComfortâ€, Sportâ€ and â€œSport+â€, but it can also be configured with the free KW DDC App by iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Independently from front and rear axle, the characteristic of the dampers can be setup within the KW safety requirements. The continuous damper setup allows to adjust the KW DDC ECU dampers individually from the maximum â€œComfortâ€-setup with a very soft damping (displayed in the App as 0%) up to â€œSport+â€ damper setup (displayed in the App as 100%). The secured communication between the KW DDC ECU suspension control unit and the iPhone is working via a optional available W-LAN module. Up to five own setups can be stored with the KW DDC App and afterwards shared with friends by email.
At the development of the adaptive KW DDC ECU coilover kit, the â€œComfortâ€-mode was in the focus. The sporty serial damper setup of the 1-series M CoupÃ© can be felt as too hard on irregular and wavy road surfaces. But in â€œComfortâ€ mode, the KW damper characteristic convince with a comfort oriented setup. Additionally the KW DDC control unit is able to read the vehicle data while driving the car, and it automatically adjusts the damping characteristics to the driving speed. In the â€œSportâ€ mode, the dampers work harmonically, while in â€œSport+â€ mode, the BMW 1-series M CoupÃ© allows a dynamic agility similar to the serial suspension kit from the M. In case of a technical defect, the KW DDC ECU coilover kit turns automatically into a mechanical failsafe-mode; a proportional valve immediately regulates into a neutral middle position and the dampers keep on working in the KW basic setup. Therefore all eventualities and user mistakes are defused.
With the KW DDC ECU coilover kit, a continuous lowering within the TÃœV tested adjustment range of 10 – 35 mm at the front axle and 5 – 25 mm at the rear axle is possible. When installing the KW DDC ECU coilover kit, the original strut will be replaced by a complete mounted KW coilover strut in â€œinox lineâ€ stainless steel finish. The TÃœV certificate is part of the delivery content, so that the new â€œiPhone coilover kitâ€ can be entered into the registration papers without any problems.
In the next few months, KW automotive will develop and launch further innovative suspension solutions with Smartphone compatibility for the product family KW iSuspension. At the moment the â€œKW DDC ECU Kitâ€ is available for BMW M3, BMW 3series (E91) Touring, VW Golf Mk 5 and VW Golf Mk 6R, VW Passat, Audi A4 and Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG.
About KW automotive:
Where others test, we win. KW automotive is market leader and innovation motor of individual suspension solutions for the road and in racing. Sporty drivers rely on KW coilover kits with the three damping variants, as well as on the NÃ¼rburgring Nordschleife tested KW Clubsport coilover kits, which are street legal and have a TÃœV certificate. Worldwide successful racing teams trust in the patented valve technology of KW Competition, the six-time overall winner of the 24-hour-race NÃ¼rburgring and winner of the ADAC GT Masters 2011. With its large portfolio of suspension kits, modern production technology, development- and test centre, KW is successful in all markets since more than 15 years. www.kwsuspension.de