Performance Coilover products from KW Automotive for any MINI! For many years, KW automotive GmbH is the epitome for premium products in car tuning and automobile refinement. KW offers its customers the largest suspension program world-wide. The entire assortment – from springs over sports suspensions to coilover suspensions “inox line” in three damping versions – such a variety of products is unsurpassed on the market. Moreover, KW automotive GmbH develops racing solutions for national and international motor
sports. The racing program KW competition is successfully used by numerous racing teams on many race tracks around the world.

Find the KW solution to fit your MINI with this Quick Reference Guide - click on the part number to see the product page.  For a detailed comparison of the different products, scroll down further.

See our Mini Cooper Performance Parts, an Upgrade Guide for your Mini for other upgrade options.

MINI COOPER KW SHOCKS, STRUTS, & COILOVER QUICK REFERENCE APPLICATION GUIDE

 

GEN1 MINI COOPER AND COOPER S

MODEL YEAR VARIANT 1 VARIANT 2 VARIANT 3 CLUBSPORT
R50 R53 Hardtop 2002-2006 NMS3007 NMS3009 NMS3011 NMS3012
R52 Convertible 2005-2008  NMS3007  NMS3009  NMS3011  NMS3012

GEN2 MINI COOPER AND COOPER S

MODEL YEAR VARIANT 1 VARIANT 2 VARIANT 3 CLUBSPORT
R56 Cooper Hardtop  2007-2013 G2NMS3107 G2NMS3102 G2NMS3104  
R56 Cooper S Hardtop  2007-2013 G2NMS3101 G2NMS3103 G2NMS3108  
R56 JCW Hardtop  2009-2011   G2NMS3116 G2NMS3117 G2NMS3131
R55 Cooper Clubman  2008-2014 G2NMS3110 G2NMS3112 G2NMS3114  
R55 Cooper S Clubman  2008-2014 G2NMS3100 G2NMS3113 G2NMS3115  
R57 Cooper Convertible  2009-2015 G2NMS3110 G2NMS3112 G2NMS3114  
R57 Cooper S Convertible  2009-2015 G2NMS3100 G2NMS3113 G2NMS3115  
R58 Cooper Coupe  2012-2015 G2NMS3120 G2NMS3121 G2NMS3122 G2NMS3130
R58 Cooper S Coupe  2012-2015 G2NMS3120 G2NMS3121 G2NMS3122 G2NMS3130
R59 Cooper Roadster  2012-2015 G2NMS3120 G2NMS3121 G2NMS3122 G2NMS3130
R59 Cooper S Roadster  2012-2015 G2NMS3120 G2NMS3121 G2NMS3122 G2NMS3130
 
R60 Cooper Countryman  2011-2016 G2NMS3107 G2NMS3102 G2NMS3104  
R60 Cooper S Countryman  2011-2016 G2NMS3101 G2NMS3103 G2NMS3108  
R61 Cooper Paceman  2013-2016 G2NMS3107 G2NMS3102 G2NMS3104  
R61 Cooper S Paceman  2013-2016 G2NMS3101 G2NMS3103 G2NMS3108  
R60 Countryman ALL4  2011-2016   G2NMS3106 G2NMS3105  
R61 Paceman ALL4  2013-2016   G2NMS3106 G2NMS3105  

GEN3 MINI COOPER AND COOPER S

BODY YEAR WITHOUT DYNAMIC DAMPER CONTROL
STREET COMFORT VARIANT 1 VARIANT 2 VARIANT 3 CLUBSPORT
F56 Hardtop  2014+  G3NMS3108  G3NMS3100  G3NMS3102  G3NMS3104  G3NMS3106
F55 Hardtop 4-Door  2015+    G3NMS3110  G3NMS3112  G3NMS3114  
       
BODY YEAR  WITH DYNAMIC CAMPER CONTROL
 STREET COMFORT  VARIANT 1  VARIANT 2  VARIANT 3  CLUBSPORT
F56 Hardtop   2014+  G3NMS3109  G3NMS3101  G3NMS3103  G3NMS3105  G3NMS3107
F55 Hardtop 4-Door    2015+    G3NMS3111  G3NMS3113  G3NMS3115  

 

KW Street Comfort - For your comfort oriented driving pleasure

If your original suspension is too hard for your everyday life or even the comfort of your installed aftermarket suspension kit KW Street Comfort sport suspension is the perfect solution for more driving comfort. It combines a minimal lowering within the vehicle-specific adjustment range of ten to 40 mm with a comfort-oriented damper setup developed from KW test engineers in numerous test runs in everyday life and on our KW 7-post rig.

Whether on long trips on the motorway, or many miles on country roads, with KW Street Comfort coilovers you can enjoy a comfortable setup. The shorter KW damper housings enable a comfortable setup despite the lowering. The KW Street Comfort coilovers include comfort-oriented damping and spring characteristics which are perfectly adjusted to each other. Additionally the KW Street Comfort coilovers allow you to individually adjust the rebound damping to suit your driving style and your sense of comfort.

[ ] Stainless steel technology "inox-line"
[ ] Minimum lowering
[ ] TÜV-tested adjustment range
[ ] High quality components for a long life
[ ] Comfort-oriented damper setup
[ ] Adjustable rebound damping

With KW Street Comfort coilovers you can influence the handling and comfort by the individually adjustable rebound damping. With 16 precise clicks, you can adjust the KW dampers to a be more comfortable or a little firmer without affecting the compression damping. By increasing the rebound force with the adjustment wheel, the body movements are reduced. Your has more directional and cornering stability. If you change to bigger wheels than the wheel / tire combination which came from the car manufacturer, you can adapt the rebound damping to the driving behaviour of your car and your new alloy rims perfectly. Or you can reduce the rebound forces with a few clicks to gain even more comfort - just as you have always desired from a sport suspension.


KW Variant 1 - Sporty Handling with factory pre-set damping

KW coilover Variant 1 "inox-line" satisfies the sporty driver with its harmonic basic setup. Our engineers develop for each vehicle a specific damper setup and spring rate to increase the driving pleasure with optimal balance of sportiness and practicality. In the end, you don't buy any coilover, but a KW coilover which has been developed specifically for your type of vehicle. KW as a manufacturer uses only its own resources, high quality components and the same damper technology as high-volume manufacturers. With the KW coilovers Variant 1 "inox-line", rolling motions of the body will be reduced during compression and you benefit from genuine directness and sportier handling while driving.

We are the market leader and innovator of individual suspension solutions for road and racetrack for more than 15 years. No matter where in the world, car driver, automotive manufacturers and tuners rely on our KW coilovers "Made in Germany". Each KW coilover kit, developed and manufactured in the Swabian town Fichtenberg, is subject to extensive stress tests during production to meet the high standards of our KW quality management.

[ ] Optimally pre-set
[ ] Sporty harmonious damping technology
[ ] Individually height-adjustable
[ ] Lowering range approved by the German Technical Control Board (TÜV)
[ ] Fully finished complete solutions
[ ] High-quality component parts for long durability
[ ] Front and rear height adjustable by threaded shock bodies

The KW coilover Variant 1 "inox-line" has a vehicle-specific, fixed configured damper setup. The spring and damper match perfectly, so that you will experience an optimized balance of sportiness and comfort while driving.

Even with full load and maximum axle loads, the dampers always work with a sporty characteristic. Tuning fans whose focus are "Show & Shine" events are interested in the KW Variant 1 "inox-line".

Lowering
Front: 1.2" to 2.2"
Rear: 1.2" to 2.2"

KW Variant 2 - Sport Handling with adjustable rebound damping

Drivers who want more than just an outstanding look and lowering within the TÜV-tested adjustment range, will find the perfect suspension solution with our KW coilovers Variant 2 "inox-line". Not only stainless steel struts, corrosion-resistant components great durability, you have the possiblity to adjust the dampers to your own requirements in rebound (16 clicks) are good reasons to buy KW coilovers Variant 2 "inox-line".

As with all KW coilovers our engineers develop vehicle specific damper settings which undergo comprehensive test cycles in the Nürburgring Nordschleife and on our KW 7-post driving dynamic centre. With a KW coilover kit the driving experience is more dynamic and direct. Because of the rebound adjustablility with our KW Variant 2 coilovers you can have more influence in handling and comfort of the car. With 16 precise click you can adjust the KW dampers (firmer or more comfortable) without affecting the bottom vlave of the compression damping.

Depending on vehicle type, the rebound valves of the KW twin-tube dampers have to be adjusted at the upper end of the piston rod with an integrated adjustment wheel or the twist-adjuster which is part of the delivery content. By increasing the rebound force via the adjustment wheel, the body movements are reduced. Your car will stay in line and you will have more stability at increased corner speed. If you change for example the wheel / tire combination (approved by the car manufacturer) to larger wheels, then with a KW coilover Variant 2 you will be able to adjust the car's handling and the new wheels perfectly to each other.

[ ] Damping technology with individually adjustable rebound
[ ] Individually height adjustable
[ ] Adjustment parameters approved by the German Technical Control Board (TÜV)
[ ] Fully finished complete solution
[ ] High-quality components for long durability
[ ] Comprehensive documentation for easy use

At our headquarters in Fichtenberg each KW coilover Variant 2 "inox-line" kit is subject to extensive stress tests during production to meet the high standards of our KW quality management. Every single damper and suspension kit is tested thoroughly.

KW coilover struts are 100% rust-free and have an unlimited life time under all weather conditions. All parts are designed for long term use. After a salt spray test the KW coilover struts were free of oxidation. Even after years the height adjustment will not be affected.

Lowering
Front: 1.2" to 2.3"
Rear: 1.2" to 2.3"

KW Variant 3 - Two-way adjustable track technology for the Street

Our engineers have developed a sporty yet harmonious basic setup, as with any KW coilover kit. To be able to guarantee the perfect suspension setup we test on our KW 7-post rig, as well as extensive driving tests on country roads, motorways and even on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. For years, the KW coilover kit Variant 3 "inox-line" is one of the top aftermarket products and is a benchmark for coilovers. It convinces sports car drivers, tuner, large-and small series manufacturer such as Alpina, MTM, Manthey, Oettinger and many more leading companies in the international automotive industry with its damping characteristics, quality finish and durability.

With the KW coilovers Variant 3 "inox-line" you will get much more than just a sporty lowering and excellent driving behaviour on all roads. It is based on our long experience as a suspension manufacturer and supplier for international motor sport, such as the touring car series ADAC GT Masters, FIA GT1, FIA GT3, International GT Open, WTC, VLN and the legendary ADAC Zurich 24h-race Nürburgring.

Similar to our racing coilovers from the KW Competition program, the KW coilovers Variant 3 "inox-line" can be adjusted independently in compression and rebound damping. This individual adjustment possibility is much appreciated by sports car manufacturers, tuners and drivers worldwide.

If you have already made your first performance modifications to your vehicle our KW coilovers Variant 3 will compliment your upgrades. The patented KW-valve technology for separate adjustment of rebound and compression damping allows you to individually setup your suspension.The adjustable KW bottom valve adjusts the low-speed range of the compression level in twelve clicks.

You don’t need any adjusting tools because of the patented compression adjuster at the lower end of the stainless steel housing. The adjustable compression damping with its twelve exact clicks allows you to manually influence body roll, without having to change the spring rate which optimally matches the rebound.

With the individually adjustable rebound setup of the KW coilover Variant 3 "inox-line", you can directly influence the handling and comfort with its precise click adjustment. Depending on the vehicle type, the rebound valves of the KW twin-tube dampers on the upper end of the piston rod will be adjusted via an integrated adjustment wheel or a twist-adjustment wheel which is included in the delivery content.

By increasing the rebound force via the adjustment wheel body movements are reduced. You will have more stability during high speed cornering. If you change for example the wheel / tire combination (approved by the car manufacturer) to larger wheels, then with a KW coilover Variant 3 "inox-line" you will be able to adjust the car's handling perfectly.

[ ] Rebound and compression damping adjustable damper technology
[ ] Stainless steel technology "inox-line"
[ ] Individual, continuous lowering
[ ] TÜV-tested adjustment range
[ ] High quality components for a long life
[ ] Complete documentation for an easy handling
[ ] Adjustable rebound damping with 16 exact clicks
[ ] Adjustable compression damping with 12 exact clicks
[ ] Unique, independent from each other working damping force adjustment

The KW coilover Variant 3 "inox-line" kit and every single damper are subject to extensive quality tests during production to meet the high standards of our KW quality management.  KW coilover struts made of stainless steel are 100% rust-free and an unlimited life time.

Therefore the operation of the continuous lowering via the dirt-resistant KW trapezoid thread and the KW composite collar is also not affected after years. By the individual lowering with its continuous adjustment range, you can emphasize the sportiness of your vehicle visually. A feature that is very popular in the performance-oriented tuning scene.

Lowering
Front: 1.2" to 2.3"
Rear: 1.2" to 2.3"


NOTE:

Lowering the ride height will add negative camber to the rear. For best results, you should add adjustable rear control arms to correct the rear camber after lowering your car. If you choose not to correct the rear camber, your rear tires will wear unevenly. Install the rear adjustable control arms and have the alignment corrected.

You can find Adjustable Rear Control Arms here.