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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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,, "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 View 27 Photos Giving credence to the Cross Turismo’s rugged looks is an air suspension setup that can raise the wagon’s ride height by almost two inches, while a set of chunky 275/40R-20 tires wrap around blue five-spoke wheels. Greg Fink, Car and Driver, "Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept: It's an Electric Porsche Wagon," 6 Mar. 2018 The Range Rover is luxurious, but its plush air suspension is fragile. Wes Siler, Outside Online, "This Old Land Rover Is the Best Road-Trip Truck," 1 July 2018 The active/adaptive air suspension heroically resisted body roll and other transient forces; but limits can be found. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Lamborghini Urus: An SUV for the One Percent," 15 June 2018 Our car came with the air body control multichamber air suspension that can adjust from old-school comfortable to ultrastiff track star near instantly. Casey Williams,, "2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 takes the lead in luxury coupes," 19 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of air suspension

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of air suspension was in 1910

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