air spring


Definition of air spring

: a shock absorber that uses pressurized air as a cushion instead of a metal spring — compare air suspension

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On many Land Rover products, for instance, the long-travel independent suspension uses adjustable air springs that can vary height and ground clearance to suit the conditions. Ben Stewart, Popular Mechanics, "How 4X4s Got So Good," 18 May 2016 Sitting on its baseline steel springs or the optional air springs, the Q7 tightly controls body motions and roll. Car and Driver, "2018 10Best Trucks and SUVs: The Best Models in Every Segment," 30 Jan. 2018 Under the cargo floor is the XF’s low-profile, integral-link suspension, here with load-leveling air springs as standard equipment. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake: A Souped-Up Station Wagon for Crossover Drivers," 13 Apr. 2018 To accommodate its duties as long-distance tourer, the GT uses load-leveling air springs in the rear multi-link suspension. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2018 BMW 640xi GT: A High-Riding, Roomy Sedan That’s Fun to Drive," 20 Apr. 2018 The Dynamic Handling package adds active roll stabilization, height-adjustable air springs that are new to the 640i, dynamic shock control, and rear-wheel steering. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Review: The BMW 640i xDrive GT is the nicest hatchback you’ll ever drive," 25 Mar. 2018 Our car was also fitted with the optional rear air spring suspension ($1,200), which adds a layer of lushness to what might strike some as a too-stiff suspension. Dan Neil, WSJ, "Volvo S90 T8: Luxury, Thy Name is No Longer Lincoln," 9 Mar. 2018 The Turbo also employs an active spoiler with an air-brake mode, a six-level adaptive suspension fitted with air springs, and five selectable terrain settings for pavement, mud, gravel, sand, or rocks. Tony Markovich, Car and Driver, "2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo: A Tall Glass of Speedy Utility," 12 Sep. 2017

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1826, in the meaning defined above

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