The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG has what it takes to become a menacing performance machine: a four-liter engine, two turbos and eight cylinders – for a total of 476 hp or even 510 hp in the C63 S version.
In order to keep in check all that power, suspension specialist KW has come up with the coilover suspension Variant 3 made of stainless steel – it’s independently adjustable in compression and rebound damping, while also putting the performance sedan 35 mm closer to the asphalt for better aerodynamics and driving prowess. The company is also developing the future: DDC plug&play coilover kits and the height-adjustable KW coilover springs.
“Nobody has to accept a compromise at his AMG anymore with the KW dampers that are independently adjustable in compression and rebound damping”, says KW Product Manager Johannes Wacker. “Those who drive their AMG with a KW coilover suspension Variant 3 installed, benefit from our experience with the equipment of different AMG Black Series models.”
The suspension is said to adapt to the vastly different driving styles of each AMG owner, thanks to the bottom valve that has twelve presets for the low speed range of the compression damping. Enabling a higher compression damping to the front axle has inherent benefits over the steering, allowing it to react faster to oversteering. Compression forces can also be adjusted by using the integrated adjustment wheel at the lower piston end of the stainless steel housing on the rear axle, to allow crisper handling. Also the adjustable rebound damping has a 16-point setup system which can deliver better handling and road holding or increased comfort at lower speeds.