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Torsion Beam Rear Axle

The torsion beam rear axle has proved itself as the most economical layout for non-driven rear axles.

Two trailing arms are connected by means of a cross member, which also serves as a stabiliser.

The advantages of this type of design lie in the good lateral stability it offers when cornering and in its extremely space-saving design, which permits good use of space in the rear.