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KW Suspensions Adds Adaptive DDC ECU Coilovers with iPhone Control for TT Range


Besides the kits for Audi A4 and Audi A6, KW automotive now have a KW DDC ECU coilover kit available for all Audi TT Coupé (8J). With the adaptive KW coilovers it’s not only possible to lower the TT within the German TÜV-tested adjustment range of 10 to 35 mm at the front axle and 5 to 30 mm at the rear axle, but also to optionally adjust the damper characteristics per KW App. In addition the three KW DDC modes “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport+” can be activated via the KW DDC button directly from the cockpit. The downloadable KW DDC App is available for free at the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The KW DDC ECU coilover kit is available everywhere in stores either with or without the optional damper setup via iPhone.

Whether on the highway, a curvy mountain pass, or even bumpy cobblestones – with the adaptive KW DDC ECU coilover kit, the Audi TT is always adjusted to the perfect road condition. To adjust the damper setup at the Audi TT to the drivers own driving style, they do not have to turn directly on the suspension at adjustment wheels anymore but they can configure the damping characteristic easily by KW DDC App. “By using the intuitive operating App, the dampers can be adjusted to personal preference when driving and to the road surface”, said Product Manager Johannes Wacker. “Depending on the adjustment, the TT responds tighter or more comfortable.” With the KW DDC App, the adaptive dampers of the KW DDC ECU coilover kit can be adjusted in their damper setup on each axle continuously from maximum “Comfort”-identifier with a very soft damping (displayed in the App with 0%) up to Sport+ damper setup (displayed in the App as 100%). Vehicle specific the KW DDC App has a safety control range. “If there is for example a heavy suitcase in the trunk, the dampers at the rear axle can be adjusted easily via the App. The five available storage places allow to store different damper setups for different tracks and you can also share them with friends via email. “Among the personal setups, for example the perfect damper setting for the mounted tire / wheel combination can be stored. In addition, there are still the three driving modes “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport+” available to be selected either by App or via the KW DDC button from the cockpit. The continuous lowering of 10 to 35 mm will be made just like at every KW coilover kit for the Audi TT (8J series) at the front axle strut and at the rear axle height adjustment from 5 to 30 mm within the TÜV-tested adjustment range.

In “Comfort” mode of the adaptive KW DDC ECU coilovers, the dampers not only act with a comfort-oriented identifier, but the KW suspension control unit adjusts the damping characteristics independently to the driving speed. In the mode “Sport” the dampers work agile, while in “Sport+” mode, the sporty damping characteristics is in focus and even the Audi TT RS Coupé wins significantly on driving dynamics by KW DDC ECU coilovers. At a voltage drop, the KW DDC ECU coilover kit automatically changes into a mechanical fail-safe mode; a proportional valve immediately adjusts into a neutral middle position and the dampers continue to work in the KW basic setup. Therefore all eventualities and operator errors are defused.

When installing the KW DDC ECU coilovers, the original strut will be replaced by a completely mounted KW coilover strut in „inox-line“ stainless steel finish. It allows a continuous lowering of 10 to 35 mm at the front axle. At the rear, there is a margin of lowering within the German TÜV-tested adjustment range of 5 to 30 mm. The KW DDC ECU coilovers for the Audi TT 8J are available from now on for all TT Coupé, TTS Coupé and TT RS Coupé models including W-LAN module. For those who do not need the possibility to individually adjust the adaptive coilovers in the damper characteristics per App, this suspension kit is also available without App control. The right TÜV certificate is part of the delivery content just like the complete installation accessories.

In the next few months, KW automotive will develop and launch further innovative suspension solutions with Smartphone compatibility for the product family KW iSuspension.

About KW automotive:
KW automotive is market leader and innovator of individual suspension solutions for the street and racing applications. Drivers rely on KW coilover kits with its three street damping variants, as well as on the Nürburgring Nordschleife tested KW Clubsport coilover kits, which are street legal and have a TÜV certificate. 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 2011. With its large portfolio of suspension kits, modern production technology, development- and test center, for more than 15 years KW has been succeeding in markets around the world.

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