The dynamic character of the Audi e-tron quattro concept is also reflected in the chassis. The adaptive air suspension sport – the air suspension with controlled damping – contributes to efficiency. Depending on the vehicle speed, the body is lowered in two stages by up to 30 millimeters (1.2 in), thus reducing drag. The adaptive air suspension sport can be controlled using the Audi drive select system.
The front and rear axles are lightweight, five-link constructions made of aluminum and high-strength steel. They wheels measure 22 inches in diagonal and are fitted with 265/40 series tires optimized for low rolling resistance. Large carbon fiber-ceramic brake discs with a diameter of 20 inches up front and 19 inches in the rear stop the Audi e-tron quattro concept safely and reliably.
The dynamic-all-wheel steering combines a variable-ratio, electrically powered, dynamic steering system on the front axle with steered rear wheels. At low and moderate speeds, these turn up to five degrees in the opposite direction of the front wheels, making the Audi e-tron quattro concept manageable and spontaneous while maneuvering and steering into corners. At higher speeds they steer in the same direction as the front wheels, if necessary. Now the car can also perform quick avoidance maneuvers calmly and serenely.
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