In the past, air suspension was an exclusive feature for the luxury class – today, however, it can be found in more and more mid-range vehicles and SUVs. There are already 6 mln cars on the road in Europe that have air springs at least on the rear axle, but in many cases they are on both axles. An important advantage of this type of construction is that level control is always available, which is why it is often used on the rear axle of estate cars, SUVs or vans with high payloads. In addition, this design ensures greater driving comfort and is lighter than a conventional steel spring.
To ensure that automotive workshops can also rely on high-quality ZF products in this growing market segment, ZF Aftermarket has introduced its own range of air springs under the Sachs brand. Sachs air springs are made of high-quality, corrosion-resistant material, have a long service life and high resistance to external influences. In addition, they are easy to remove and install thanks to their customised and precise geometry and the special air connection.
Markus Wittig, Head of the Business Line Passenger Car Aftermarket, says:
“We are supplementing our unrivalled range of high-quality parts and leading services with an innovation from the chassis sector, which is strategically important for us. With Sachs air springs, we not only supply our workshop customers with a product of exceptional quality, but also offer optimum support during replacement on the vehicle: on the one hand through the particularly good installation properties of the product, but also through model-specific service information that can be easily accessed via smartphone.”
The new product from Sachs is now available for vehicles with separately arranged springs and dampers. This includes many models from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, but also from Citroën, for example. The portfolio will grow steadily in the coming months.