Eibach Releases Mercedes CLA and A-Class (W176) Chassis Upgrades
Mercedes’ new CLA model may be a relative newcomer, but already, suspension legend Eibach has released a fully TUV-approved spring upgrade package for the stunning new sports saloon. The kit also fits the new A-Class which shares the same chassis technology.
Mercedes’ continual run of hot new models seems unstoppable at the moment. Fortunately, fellow German suspension supremos Eibach seem more than happy to keep up – a fact that may be more than a little to do with the fact that the Finnentrop chassis legends are the official suppliers to the AMG tuning arm and numerous front-running Mercedes race teams.
The CLA/A-Class is already a great platform, but the addition of the Eibach kit truly transforms it into a genuine sports machine. For those looking for a more ‘focused’ performance and an improved stance from the capable pair, Eibach’s carefully honed Pro-Kit offers the perfect solution, balancing noticeably improved handling with a compliant ride quality.
The new Pro-Kit works in perfect harmony with the factory dampers and lowers the car by 30mm up front and 25mm at the rear. On vehicles that already enjoy uprated suspension from the factory, the Eibach kit still offers an additional 15mm of lowering. A progressively-wound spring allows a softer section for every day commuting that pushes into a stiffer section when really throwing the car into the turns – ideal for a car that needs to be all things for all people. This kit is priced at £162.50 + VAT.
Each spring is pre-stressed, to avoid sagging in later life, before being shot-peened and electrostatically powder-coated to ensure a long and effective life. As the OEM supplier to almost every automotive manufacturer of note, Eibach only produces to one quality, and that’s just the same on its aftermarket and motorsport ranges.
For drivers seeking the ultimate in dynamics and aesthetics, Eibach also offer a wide selection of Pro-Spacers. These are precision manufactured, hub-centric spacers which are machined from aerospace grade aluminium. Available in a wide variety of widths from 10mm upwards, they are the perfect way to increase the track measurement of the car for enhanced steering feel and ‘turn in’. Pro-Spacers start at £68.33 + VAT per pair.
For more information on the Eibach range of chassis enhancements, please click to www.eibach.com