air suspension

noun

Definition of air suspension 

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

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The other step-change in pickup refinement comes by way of the Ram’s optional four-corner air suspension, an industry first. Dan Neil, WSJ, "A Luxury Truck Showdown: Ram 1500 vs. GMC Sierra," 11 Oct. 2018 The aluminum frame is fitted with a gigantic battery array between its rails, four electric motors and an air suspension system that can lift and lower the vehicles. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "Rivian Automotive looking to battle electric cars with battery-powered trucks," 21 Sep. 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee air suspension Since 2003, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, the icon of off-roading, has not only used selectable locking differentials but also an electronically disconnecting front swaybar. Ben Stewart, Popular Mechanics, "How 4X4s Got So Good," 18 May 2016 However, the air suspension can chatter over rough pavement and those 19-inch wheels crash hard over potholes. Casey Williams, chicagotribune.com, "2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 takes the lead in luxury coupes," 19 Dec. 2017 Suspension Whether the Ram has the standard coil or optional air suspension, new frequency responsive dampers are now standard on every truck except the Rebel. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Ram scores first strike as roomier, cushier all-new 2019 Ram 1500 begins shipping," 26 Mar. 2018 An air suspension with five different heights is available for $1,795. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "2019 Ram 1500 is the pickup truck for winning arguments," 2 July 2018 Above 65 mph, the same air suspension that raised the car for clearance now automatically lowers it by nearly a half-inch for better aerodynamics. Bradley Berman, Popular Mechanics, "The Jaguar I-PACE and the Juiced-Up Future of Going Off-Road," 25 June 2018 The Sportbrake has a self-leveling rear Integral-Link air suspension to help balance the vehicle when carrying heavy cargo. star-telegram, "Jaguar introduces the XF Sportbrakefor 2018, bringing a wagon to the U.S.," 17 June 2018

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1910, in the meaning defined above

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