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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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 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,, "2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 takes the lead in luxury coupes," 19 Dec. 2017

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1910, in the meaning defined above

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