Eibach Releases New Pro-Street S Kit for Mercedes A class and CLA
With the launch of its latest A Class and CLA models, Mercedes has taken an aggressive move into a younger and cooler market. Chances are, many of these new owners will want to upgrade and enhance their cars to improve both dynamics and aesthetics, so Eibach’s release of its latest fully adjustable Pro-Street S coilover set-up to truly enhance the handling of these cars is perfectly timed.
Fabricated entirely by Eibach’s in-house German motorsport division, this kit offers competition quality, with road car manners – and is suitable for both the W176 and C117 models.
Careful choice of spring and damper rate means that easy set-up and adjustment has been designed into the units from the outset and the adjustable spring seat can be easily wound up or down in order to achieve the perfect stance – or corner weighting, before being easily locked off with a stainless allen bolt. Eibach actually uses the hugely-respected, multi-championship winning ERS range of race springs on the Pro-Street units, which goes a long way towards explaining their race pedigree. Although not designed as a race-spec unit, there are numerous club-level competitors who have used the previous generation kit to great effect in British motorsport. To that end, the units can also accept any springs from Eibach’s ERS range, allowing rates and free lengths to be adjusted to owner’s preference, if required.
This latest kit, designed specifically for the car, uses the latest materials and construction techniques to give either model a wide range of ride-height adjustment, while still retaining a fantastic ride quality. As the name suggests, Pro-Street S units are designed with road-use in mind, although thanks to their stainless steel construction, precision damper units and unparalleled build quality, they will also be a pretty effective upgrade on track, too.
Ride height can be adjusted from anywhere between -25 to -50mm front and -30 to -60mm rear, offering a truly aggressive stance if required, or a more subtle drop if preferred. Damper rates are computer matched with the springs at the Eibach factory, making the Pro-Street S kit a true ‘fit and forget’ proposition once the desired ride-height has been set.