September 2021

Performance Stance for every BMW M2: ST XTA plus 3 coilover kit adjustable 3-way shocks and top mounts

The brand-new ST XTA plus 3 coilover kit for all BMW M2 and BMW M2 Competition enables a maximum stepless lowering of 45 millimeters for an increased stance. Additionally, the KW engineered and hand-built shocks are three-way adjustable in the low-speed and high-speed compression forces as well as in the low-speed rebound forces. With this damper adjustment feature, it is very easy adjusting the pre-dialed KW setup to a personal damping setup. Through the ST XTA plus 3 coilover kit the BMW M2 gets an enhanced ride, even on bumpy roads where the contact patch load of the tires is more planted. The handling getting more precise as a result of the top mounts with their unibal bearing on the front axle struts. Available in 18 different colors, the springs of the ST XTA plus 3 coilover kit can also be imprinted with personalized lettering. More at

In 2020, KW automotive launched, under its ST suspensions brand, a new coilover line: the ST XTA plus 3. All ST XTA plus 3 coilover kits feature racing springs, top mounts with unibal bearing and three-way adjustable shocks. This top-notch, entry-level suspension kit is now available for the BMW M2 and BMW M2 Competition.

With this coilover kit KW automotive gives car enthusiasts a suspension that handles the perfect balance of a sporty suspension setup with direct handling, and the ride comfort with street tires in a streetcar. This all is possible in a maximum performance stance. At the front axle, the BMW M2 and BMW M2 Competition stepless lowering between 20 - 40 millimeters and 20 - 45 millimeters is road legal. KW automotive utilizes three-way adjustable shock absorbers in the ST XTA plus 3 coilover suspension in a way that specifically influences comfort and handling. A pecial feature of the ST XTA plus 3 is the absence of a reservoir for the new KW valve technology with its low-speed and high-speed compression valves. This two-stage valve adjustment is operated via integrated adjustment wheels located directly on the struts and rear axle damper housing. With the black knob, the spring preload of the high-speed compression valve can be changed in 24 click stages. The gold knob is used to adjust the low-speed needle valve. Here, 24 click stages are also available. While the low-speed compression stage influences damping during long, drawn-out bumps, it also affects the pitching behavior of the body structure when turning in, braking and accelerating. The high-speed compression stage, on the other hand, reacts to rapid impacts from the tarmac surface, such as road shoulders, traverse grooves and short bumps. If the compression stage valves are closed, body roll is further reduced, handling is improved and ride stability is increased. If the valves are opened, ride comfort benefits. Apart from compression valves, the 16-click adjustable rebound valve allows for further control of the driving characteristics with a focus on the handling characteristics.

An integral part of delivery of the ST XTA plus 3 are top mounts with unibal bearings mounted on the front struts. The ST top mounts enhance steering much more precisely than conventional strut mounts with rubber-metal elements. In addition, the ST strut mount also allows camber adjustment. The ST XTA plus 3 coilover suspension is available globally and includes a parts certificate. For more information and the MSRP in your region, please visit

About KW automotive:

The KW entrepreneurial group includes the suspension manufacturer KW automotive with its brands KW suspensions, ST suspensions, ap Sportfahrwerke, as well as the SimRacing brands TrackTime and Ascher Racing. With its immense suspension portfolio, state-of-the-art production technology and its development and test center, KW successfully operates in all markets for more than 25 years. Over the past years, KW automotive has developed over 16 distinct damping technologies in order to fulfill its own requirement of supplying "the perfect suspension for every demand". Beside its core business, the development and production of manually and adaptively adjustable coilover kits and other suspension components for the aftermarket as well as the range of accessories of various automobile manufacturers in the premium segment, the business field of original equipment for special models and super sports cars of the automotive industry is developing tremendously positively for the Swabian suspension manufacturer. Since KW is a development partner of sophisticated controlled suspension systems, the manufacturer disposes of the entire product portfolio of hydraulics, electronics, sensor technology, control units and damper control systems as well as the necessary know-how for the application and tuning of complex vehicle performance systems from a single source. KW has become an indispensable part of customer motor sports throughout the past years and produces homologated racing dampers and suspensions for a constantly growing number of racing cars of several manufacturers. Worldwide, successful racing teams rely on the patented valve technology of KW Competition suspensions. The entrepreneurial group has subsidiaries in the most significant markets, such as Belgium, Great Britain, China, Japan, Switzerland, Taiwan and the USA. Approximately 330 of closely 800 employees worldwide work at the headquarters in Fichtenberg. Software and hardware solutions are further business segments as well as events for virtual motor sports in the scope of the brand RaceRoom. Equally, the suspension manufacturers Belltech and Reiger Suspension as well as the alloy wheels manufacturer BBS are brands of the KW entrepreneurial group. The ST suspensions product range with springs, height adjustable springs, sports dampers, sports suspensions, coilovers, spacers and stabilizers combines leading KW technology for the road with the best price-performance ratio. In addition, the flexible manufacturing structure allows ST coilovers and ST height adjustable springs to be ordered customized.

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