February 2019

Upgrade the driving dynamics of your A-Class: KW Variant 3 also available for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class (W177)

The KW Variant 3 coilover kit for the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class (W177) allows a continuous variable lowering of up to 50 mm. While most coilover kits only allow you to lower the car, the stainless-steel KW coilover kit offers the advantage of separate adjust in rebound and compression damping forces. With 16 clicks in rebound and twelve clicks in compression damping, the Mercedes enthusiast can perfectly adapt the A-Class to his or her individual driving demand. KW will also soon launch the KW Clubsport 2-way, KW Street Comfort and KW Variant 1 for the latest Mercedes-Benz A-Class (W177). Please visit for further information.

KW automotive, the suspension manufacturer, is one of the few suppliers that develop coilover kits for many cars from Mercedes-Benz. The most popular kit is the KW Variant 3 kit made of stainless steel. The Variant 3 is also now available for the latest Mercedes-Benz A-Class (W177). With its continuous adjustment range it is easy to select a perfect lowering between 30 and 50 mm at the front and 25 – 50 mm at the rear axles.

“Drivers with KW coilover suspensions installed, benefit from our motorsport technology applied for the road," describes KW Product Manager Johannes Wacker. "Many race cars like the Mercedes-AMG GT4 are equipped with our KW suspension components." Just like the KW motorsport suspension, the Variant 3 coilover kit for the A-Class has a separate rebound and compression damping adjustment. There are many advantages of the patented KW development, Johannes Wacker stated, “this makes it easy to adapt the driving behavior to the respective driving demand.” Higher rebound forces increase the handling, while lower rebound forces ensure increased driving comfort. If the compression damping forces are increased, the traction is improved by the higher tire grip and it can further influence the handling characteristics of the A-Class.

“High speed compression valves are also pre-configured for our dampers”, explains the Product Manager. In the case of sudden high piston speeds, the spring pre-tensioned needle valve and the spring pre-tensioned main valve open to their maximum valve cross section, to avoid with its blow-off characteristics undesired progressive force increase in the high-speed range. This allows a better bracing of the vehicle body and at the same time at high wheel acceleration offering more comfort than with conventional valve technology. The compression stage damper setting is always supplied in combination with a separate rebound stage setting, as only an independent 2-way damper setting allows a true performance optimization. This makes driving even safer. For details about the Variant 3 damping technology, watch this YouTube-Video.

Continuous lowering up to 50 mm

With Variant 3 KW coilovers, it is easy to choose a continuous lowering. The coilover kit allows to lower the Mercedes-Benz A-Class at the front axle 30 to 50 mm and from 25 to 50 mm at the rear axle, despite the lower center of gravity. Soon there will be also available the KW Clubsport, the KW Street Comfort and the KW Variant 1 for the latest Mercedes-Benz A-Class (W177). For further information please visit

About KW automotive:

KW automotive is market leader and innovator of individual suspension solutions for the street and racing applications. Sporty drivers rely on KW coilover kits with its three street damping variants, as well as on the Nurburgring Nordschleife tested KW Clubsport coilover kits, which are street legal and have a technical component report. Worldwide successful racing teams trust in the patented valve technology of KW Competition, the six-time overall winner of the 24-hour-race Nürburgring and winner of the ADAC GT Masters 2018, ADAC TCR Germany 2018 and the Bathurst 12h Race 2019. With its large portfolio of suspension kits, modern production technology, development- and test center, for more than 20 years KW has been succeeding in markets around the world.

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