→Trailing-link suspension + torsion bars - characterized by the low space requirement and favorable mounting points on the lower longitudinal members (door sill)→ideal for force application on the body.
→Considerable cross-section required since trailing links are subject to bending as well as torsion.
→Due to the orientation of the axes of rotation of the links, neither kinematic toe changes and camber-angle variation nor track changes occur.
→Elasticites cause toe-out on the wheels→Absolute camber angle always positive→both effects minimise oversteer tendency→favourable for FWD vehicles.
→According to the wheel control kinematics, the roll center lies on the road surface.
→The longitudinal centers crucial for anti-dive, constitute the points of intersection of the axes of rotation of the links through the wheel disk plane and are thus body-fixed points.
In FWD vehicles, the brake force on the rear axle is relatively low. Full braking-torque compensation on the rear axle thus requires a wide angle of braking support, which in turn requires a large vertical distance between longitudinal pole and tire contact center or an accordingly small horizontal distance.
The vertical distance in trailing-link suspension is limited by spatial constraints. The determination of the length of the link requires the fact to be considered that progressiveness of wheel-related spring rates increase with decreasing link length.