Not only for Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV) is an immense demand for suspension components, but also for off-road vehicles. For these type of cars KW automotive, the suspension manufacturer, develops various components. The owner-operated industrial company in Germany draws on its experience in the production of suspension parts for pick-up trucks and mid-size trucks for the North American market.
KW also offers various Coilover suspensions for Mercedes-Benz off-road vehicles for example, the Mercedes-Benz G 500 4×4² equipped with its chassis ex works. KW also has various Coilover suspensions and height-adjustable spring sets in its product range for the current Mercedes-Benz G-Class.
New for the Mercedes-AMG G 63 is the adaptive KW DDC plug&play Coilover suspension. When installing the suspension, the standard suspension is exchanged for the adaptive KW suspension and the KW DDC plugs are connected to the original plugs.
The special feature of the DDC for the G 63 is that we use solid piston shocks with two separate proportional valves for both the compression and rebound stages.
The KW DDC Coilover suspension is recognized by the on-board electronics and the adaptive damping system has three modes: “Comfort, Sport and Sport+”. Which can be selected from the cockpit via Dynamic Select and give the G 63 AMG a completely different character. In “Comfort” mode, long motorway journeys are much more relaxed. While in “Sport+” mode the 2.5-tonner becomes much more agile and circles through tight bends with ease.
Depending on the respective setting, the Mercedes-AMG drives in a sporty, harmonious or comfortable manner – even with a maximum payload. At the same time, the off-road vehicle always remains safely controllable with the typical pitching and rolling movements of a high body are significantly reduced.
At the same time, the off-road vehicle always remains safely controllable with the typical pitching and rolling movements of a high body are significantly reduced. On the Mercedes-AMG G 63, infinitely variable lowering can be set on all four suspension struts. According to the technical approved parts report, the tested adjustment range is 0 – 30 millimeters at the front axle and 5 – 30 millimeters at the rear.