Last post on Dec 08, 2007 at 8:04 AM
You are in the Audi A3
What is this discussion about?
Audi A3, BMW 3 Series, Car Comparisons
#6 of 9 Re: Audi A3 3.2 vs BMW 328xi [shipo]
Dec 07, 2007 (5:44 am)
So you are saying the E90/92 is known for longer suspension travel? I assume it's relative in the small sedan/coupe class.
In my experience the travel is very minimum indeed.
#7 of 9 Re: Audi A3 3.2 vs BMW 328xi [circlew]
Dec 07, 2007 (5:56 am)
No, I'm saying that ALL BMWs are known for their long suspension travel. That's why/how they can build cars with good handling (with the SP or otherwise) and still provide a ride that doesn't knock the fillings out of your teeth.
Dec 07, 2007 (7:26 am)
I'm surprised the BMW might be so limited in travel.
Does anyone know what the __actual__ amount of suspension travel is in either the Audi or BMW, and do they use hydraulic bushings (like VW and some GM cars) to help damp harshness?
#9 of 9 Re: no travel? [kurtamaxxxguy]
Dec 08, 2007 (8:04 am)
I do not know specifics. I assumed, in error, the BMW suspension in my 330xi was not as long as others. The suspension travel "feels" shorter over large bumps.
Shipo straightened me out!
I personally never shop a car according to suspension travel stats (if there are any listed anywhere). I learn something new every day!