iPhone App controls adaptive coilover kit for Volkswagen Golf 6 R!
The KW DDC ECU coilover kit gives even the Volkswagen Golf 6 R more driving dynamic. With the free KW DDC App, the damper characteristic of the adaptive KW coilover kit can individually be configured. The additionally stored KW modes “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport+” are available to adapt the Volkswagen Golf 6 R to the street conditions by the push of a button. Within the TÜV tested adjustment the iPhone compatible coilover kit allows a lowering of 5 – 35 mm. For the secured WiFi-connection to the control unit of the KW DDC ECU coilover kit in “inox-line” stainless steel finish, just an optional W-LAN module is required.
The complete package of the VW Golf 6 R with its attractive design, 199 kW (270 hp) strong TSI motor, permanent all wheel drive and its standard electronic XDS transverse differential, also convinced the KW engineers. As an alternative to the Volkswagen DCC, KW automotive offers the innovative KW DDC ECU coilover kit with adaptive damper control. “With our conversion possibilities, the driver can not only choose between three setups”, says Johannes Wacker, Product Manager at KW automotive in Fichtenberg. “With our KW DDC App he also has the possibility to configure up to five own setups with his iPhone.” For the secured WiFi-connection between iPod, iPad touch and iPhone, just an optional W-LAN module is required. With only a few finger tips on the touch screen of the input device, the characteristic of the dampers can be adjusted according to the KW safety requirements for the VW Golf VI R, independently of front and rear axle.
The continuous damper setup allows an individual adjustment of the KW DDC ECU dampers from the maximum “Comfort”-setup with a very soft damping (displayed in the App as 0%) up to “Sport+” damper setup (displayed in the App as 100%). It is possible to share up to five stored setups with friends by email. With the DDC button, which is part of the delivery content, the driver can also choose between the three by KW stored modes „Comfort“, „Sport“ and „Sport+“ directly from the cockpit. In case of a technical defect, the KW DDC ECU coilover kit turns automatically into a mechanical failsafe-mode; a proportional valve immediately regulates into a neutral middle position and the dampers keep on working in the KW basic setup. Therefore all eventualities and user mistakes are defused.
When developing the adaptive KW DDC ECU coilover kit, the “Comfort”-mode was in focus. Its comfort oriented setup harmonises perfectly with the lowering from the KW DDC ECU coilover kit of 5 – 35 mm at the VW Golf 6 R. Additionally in “Comfort” mode, the KW DDC control unit is able to read the vehicle data while driving the car, and it automatically adjusts the damping characteristics to the driving speed. In the “Sport” mode, the dampers work on a similar level as the serial sport suspension kit of the Golf R, while in “Sport+” mode, the 4WD Golf reacts clearly more direct and sporty.
When installing the KW DDC ECU coilover kit, the original strut will be replaced by a complete mounted KW coilover strut in “inox line” stainless steel finish. For the VW Golf VI R, the KW DDC ECU coilover kit is available. The TÜV certificate is part of the delivery content, as well as 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.
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KW automotive is market leader and innovation motor of individual suspension solutions for the road and in racing. Sporty drivers rely on KW coilover kits with the three 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 centre, KW is successful in all markets since more than 15 years. www.kwsuspension.de