Self Study Program 990303 – The 2012 Audi A7 Running Gear and Suspension Systems

VAG SSP 990303. The major development goals for the running gear and suspension of the 2012 Audi A7 were to achieve great agility, precise handling, a high level of safety, and refined driving comfort.

These goals have been accomplished with the use of Audi’s proven five-link front axle in conjunction with a trapezoidal link rear axle. This is the same suspension configuration used on the 2011 Audi A8.

Other design features, such as mounting the front final drive ahead of the differential, resulted in a larger wheelbase, which increased ride comfort and shortened the front overhang.

As in other Audi models, the steering gear is mounted forward of the front axle which helps ensure exact steering response and a precise steering feel in every driving situation.

The implementation of electromechanical power steering has not only reduced fuel consumption but also enabled additional functions that contribute to driver safety.


  • Brake System
    • Overview
    • System Components
    • Service Work
  • ESP
    • Overview
    • System Components
    • Operation and Driver Information
    • Service Work
  • Sensor Electronics Control Module J849
    • Overview
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
    • Overview
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS)
    • Overview
  • Self-Study Programs for the 2012 Audi A7
  • Knowledge Assessment

The Self-Study Program provides introductory information regarding the design and function of new models, automotive components, or technologies.
The Self-Study Program is not a Repair Manual!
All values given are intended as a guideline only.
For maintenance and repair work, always refer to current technical literature.

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 52

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