The most significant advantages of the A 132 rear axle system are weight reduction, low noise emissions, and high efficiency. Without compromising stability at all, the axle system's weight - including all damping and suspension elements - has been reduced to less than 1 000 kilograms. The reduction of unsprung masses results in improved ride comfort. The smooth running of the ground bevel gearsets reduces the noise level inside the vehicle.
Small installation dimensions for the axle drive unit facilitate longer propshafts with reduced deflection angles, thus further reducing noise. Compact bearings in the wheel heads lead to a considerable reduction in maintenance effort.