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Sogefi launches new suspension components which reduce vehicle weight and consumption

Sogefi has patented together with Audi a new type of coil spring made from fiberglass reinforced polymer which weighs between 40% and 70% less than traditional steel springs. The new springs guarantee a weight reduction of 4-6 kilos per vehicle and a significant reduction of the unsprung mass. The resulting benefits range from more precise driving, lower consumption with consequent reduction in CO2 emissions (up to 0.5 g per km), enhanced noise-vibrational-harshness (NVH) comfort and full protection against corrosion. This innovation also guarantees a significant reduction of CO2 emissions during the manufacturing process as the overall energy required is significantly lower than in traditional steel coil spring manufacturing.  

8 July 2014 | 11:51 CEST