Anyone who thinks that electric vehicles and performance do not mix has not yet seen the latest innovation from KW automotive. With the KW DDC plug-and-play coilover kit The renowned chassis manufacturer takes the driving experience for electric cars to a new level. Even with the colossal electric hypercar Rimac Fridge with 1.914 hp the advanced technology is in use. And now? The latest highlight: This BMW i4 M50 Gran Coupe (G26), a fully electric gem with rich 544 PS, gets a version specially revised for the standard air suspension system on the rear axle!
KW coilover suspension in the BMW i4 M50
What’s special about it all? For an impressive EUR 3.399, the BMW not only gets the semi-active KW DDC plug-and-play coilover kit, but also a continuously adjustable lowering. There is an impressive lowering of 20 – 40 millimeters at the front axle and 15 to 35 millimeters at the rear. And of course the dimensions are backed up by a parts certificate. But that's not all: those mounted on the electric BMW BBS CI-R Unlimited light alloy wheels measure a cool 9×20 inches at the front and 9,5×20 inches at the rear and the matching Goodyear tires come in dimensions 245/35 R20 and 255/35 R20.
with semi-active chassis dampers
Semi-active chassis dampers are common practice these days, especially in premium vehicles such as SUVs and electric cars. And here BMW has i4 M50 Gran Coupe (G26) Don't be stingy: The adaptive M chassis is cleverly combined with air suspension on the rear axle. “Our solution for such vehicles with air suspension? A complete chassis!“says KW Brand Manager Florian Johann proudly. The entire damper, including the electromagnetic proportional valve, piston rod assembly, rebound travel and of course the shortened KW stainless steel damper housing specially optimized for series air suspension. The result? A perfection of vehicle dynamics.
KW automotive has been writing with the since 2011 KW DDC plug&play coilovers Success story. Compatible with many chassis control systems, they enable easy installation. Simply replace the standard components, connect the plugs, regulate the headlight range, Wheel alignment and done! Using the BMW on-board electronics, the chassis adapts seamlessly to all driving situations, be it acceleration, braking or steering. An added bonus: With the right chassis, the range of an electric car can even be increased. How? For example, through optimized lowering, which places the wheels deeper into the wheel arch and thus reduces the drag coefficient of the vehicle. But of course driving style remains a significant factor.
And while the adaptive DDC coilover kit is available for EUR 3.399, the BBS CI-R Unlimited light alloy wheels in Racing Gold with a black collision protection ring and the Goodyear Eagle F1 tires in 245/35 R20 and 255/35 R20 offer another visual treat. A complete package that leaves nothing to be desired!