air suspension


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

Examples of air suspension in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Land Rover has confirmed that the latest Defender will also utilize its 6D Dynamics air suspension system as well. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 27 Mar. 2024 The options on the test SUV are: the Lounge package for $1,700, the Bowers & Wilkins premium sound system for $3,200 and the active chassis with air suspension for $1,800. Tony Leopardo, The Mercury News, 17 Mar. 2024 The entry-level suspension is a new, bi-valve, twin-chamber adaptive air suspension that can adjust rebound and compression near-instantly and dynamically. Tim Stevens, Robb Report, 13 Mar. 2024 For driving pursuits whose satisfaction isn’t met by general performance, Mercedes-AMG has enhanced the SUV with software updates for improved roll stabilization and air suspension for better handling and comfort. James Raia, The Mercury News, 4 Feb. 2024 Both Macan models come equipped with air suspension and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) electronic damping control as standard. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 25 Jan. 2024 Having spent a lot of time this year driving EVs with air suspension, the combination of the Blazer EV's conventional springs and somewhat deteriorating road surfaces proved a little reminder that NVH means noise, vibration, and harshness. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 13 Dec. 2023 The top model sporting adaptive air suspension and active aero will supposedly hit 893 bhp and launch from zero to 62 mph in a mighty 2.8 seconds. Jeremy White, WIRED, 1 Jan. 2024 Adaptive air suspension is available on the Z71 and High Country models for greater ground clearance when needed. Scotty Reiss, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air suspension was in 1910

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“Air suspension.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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