Downsizing is also an issue at AMG. Environmental aspects were certainly the offending object, but the constant adjusting of the prices also calls for cheaper entry-level models. Whereby “cheap” here should not be confused with “inexpensive”. Anyway, the new A35 AMG’s “renunciation” is certainly a high level of moaning!
Regardless of this, the development department of H&R has launched a sport spring kit at lightning speed. It is a perfect match for the new entry-level class from Affalterbach.
The springs, which precisely match the Mercedes original shocks, lower the vehicle’s centre of gravity by approx. 25 millimetres on the front axle and 15 millimetres at the rear, thus ensuring reduced body movements and more direct steering. Added to this is the more pleasing appearance, the firm AMG front adds even more overtaking prestige. Nevertheless, the long-distance driving comfort maintains.
H&R Trak+ wheel spacers made of high-tensile aluminium promise even more profile and will be available shortly. Available in silver or black anodised, both standard and accessory wheels can be aligned to the fender edges with millimetre precision.
The secret to such success? To put it simply, the technology H&R employs to develop cutting-edge suspension systems for competition use is the very same they use to develop innovative suspension components for street-driven cars.
In addition, H&R maintains extensive involvement in several touring car, GT and Monoposto racing series. Not to mention the Formula 1- where each circuit may have its own demanding characteristics. In the harsh environs of competition, H&R is able to test new materials and innovate production technologies. All of which can help racing teams adapt to changing road conditions accurately and efficiently.
Every sport-oriented motorist can experience the result of these efforts! Suspension components “Made by H & R” enjoy appreciation from the international trade press and from customers all over the world.
Car manufacturers such as Porsche, AMG Mercedes, Volkswagen, MINI and BMW also rely on the know-how and flexibility of H & R for various special models. But not only sporty drivers, who had suspension components like sport springs for the Mercedes A35 AMG installed to optimize their vehicles, appreciate the qualities of the H & R products.
Simply put, H&R is more than just a suspension manufacturer — it is a company whose core philosophies are innovation, quality and performance.