Self Study Program 960293 – The 2019 Audi A8 Running Gear and Suspension Systems

VAG SSP 960293. The suspension of the 2019 A8 has been designed with new technologies and control systems to achieve even greater levels of comfort, driving dynamics and safety. Air suspension with dynamic control is standard. The front and rear axles of each consist of a responsive high precision five-link construction made in large part out of aluminum.

Progressive steering (included as standard equipment) reduces the amount of steering effort required. Optional dynamic steering is combined with rear wheel steering for the first time for Audi in the 2019 A8. This system enhances certain essential subjective and objective dynamic characteristics of the driving experience.

The brake system offers substantial performance reserves for any driving situation.

A ceramic brake system is available as optional equipment. The 9th generation ESC system provides high-performance stability control for the vehicle.

A wide range of steering wheels, wheels and tires is available for further customization. With the Audi A8, ACC is included for the first time in the new driver assist system “adaptive cruise assist”.

All Audi A8 vehicles are equipped exclusively with running gear versions with quattro four-wheel drive. The following suspension version is available: Air suspension and damping control (adaptive air suspension, 1BK). This version is standard equipment.


  • Introduction
  • Axles
  • Front axle
  • Rear axle
  • Wheel alignment and adjustment
  • Steering system
  • Overview
  • System components
  • Dynamic all-wheel steering
  • Overview
  • Basic function
  • Programs for particular driving situations
  • Operation and warning/indicator lamps
  • System response to faults
  • Service
  • Brake system
  • Brake system, front axle
  • Brake system, rear axle
  • Brake servo
  • Electromechanical parking brake (EPB)
  • ESC
  • Adaptive air suspension
  • Overview
  • Air supply
  • Air spring strut, front axle
  • Air spring strut, rear axle
  • Accumulator
  • Vehicle level sensors
  • System response to faults
  • Service
  • Knowledge assessment

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 28

Self Study Program 960293 – The 2019 Audi A8 Running Gear and Suspension Systems