air suspension


Definition of air suspension

: a method of vehicle suspension that uses pressurized air instead of metal springs — compare air spring

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Standard equipment includes permanent four-wheel drive with limited-slip rear differential and active torque vectoring, air suspension, full LED adaptive headlights and taillights, smart key locking and push-button ignition. San Diego Union-Tribune, "650-hp Lamborghini Urus is all beef, no bull," 14 July 2019 Sharing its new platform with the Continental GT, the Flying Spur will also have air suspension and adaptive dampers as standard. Daniel Golson, Car and Driver, "The 2020 Bentley Flying Spur Debuts June 11 with Rear-Wheel Steering," 29 May 2019 Sportbrake has a self-leveling rear air suspension to help stabilize the cargo area when it’s loaded. Robert Duffer,, "Review: 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake is no family truckster," 9 July 2018 Using a lateral-acceleration sensor paired to a forward-looking camera, the S65 perceives corners and then uses its air suspension to tilt the body in toward the apex. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "3 Technologies That Are Making Car Suspensions Smarter Than Ever," 31 Jan. 2017 Sport Turismo models get upgraded to the air suspension with adaptive dampers as standard equipment. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2018 Porsche Panamera: Fast, Furious and, Yes, a Station Wagon," 19 Dec. 2018 Similarly, the tech behind adjustable air suspension allows for better performance on both street and trail performance. Ben Stewart, Popular Mechanics, "How 4X4s Got So Good," 18 May 2016 The throttle response algorithm is relaxed, the air suspension set to cumulus. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2018 Porsche Panamera: Fast, Furious and, Yes, a Station Wagon," 19 Dec. 2018 The all-wheel-drive E-Tron is powered by dual motors – with a larger one in the rear - and its standard air suspension can raise it three inches for light off-roading capabilities. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "Tesla-rivaling electric Audi E-Tron SUV debuts at $75,795," 18 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of air suspension

1910, in the meaning defined above

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