The Twist-Beam Rear Axle largely has the kinematic properties of a trailing-link suspension, see figure.
→Consists of two bending and torsion-resistant longitudinal links connected to each other by means of a bending-resistant but torsionally weak cross member welded to the links.
The space required by the axle shaft which is also compressed in the torsion crank axle can be used otherwise in the twist-beam axle.
The use of the connecting section (cross member) considerably simplifies the mounting of the trailing links on the body compared to trailing-link independent suspension. The use of torsion bars however, is not favourable. The body springs are mounted over spring carriers (spring brackets) hinged to the wheel carrier.
→During oppositely phased suspension movement, the cross member between the links is distorted and thus acts as a stabilizer spring.