1974-02-01

Suspension and Steering Fundamentals of the BMW 520 741113

This paper discusses the unique characteristics of the BMW 520. Beginning with overall specifications of the vehicle design, it proceeds to discuss in detail the front-wheel suspension and rear-axle systems. The adaptability of the suspension system to the requirements of diagonal ply conventional or radial tires is stressed, as is the simplified installation and maintenance of the front-wheel subassembly. The relatively friction-free steering system and the reduced steering effort achieved by the camber-offset axle are noted, along with the measures used to control steering vibration and wobble, as features incorporated in the BMW to achieve reliability, ease of maintenance, safety, and crashworthiness.

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