DARMSTADT, Germany—Vibracoustic GmbH's three-chamber air springs have been selected as an option on the new Porsche Cayenne.
Vibracoustic said in a Jan. 23 news release that the individual chambers of these air springs can be switched on and off, allowing for four different stiffness levels depending on the driving situation. If all chambers are connected the maximum level of comfort can be offered whereas if only one chamber is used, the maximum stiffness for a dynamic and sporty ride is provided.
The firm added that air springs are becoming a more popular option because they provide a high level of comfort and keep the vehicle at a consistent level, regardless of the weight or load. In higher vehicle classes, air springs are typically used on all four wheels as considerable emphasis is often placed on high comfortable.
In the future, Vibracoustic intends to provide switchable air springs in dual-chamber systems.