While the main concern of most Chicago luxury buyers will be engaging and reliable handling on the highway and urban roadways, there may always be a grand vacation or other adventure that could require you and your Mercedes-Benz to venture into the wilderness. Fortunately, the Air Body Control suspension system has that problem covered. But what is Mercedes-Benz Air Body Control?
Similar to the ground breaking Mercedes-Benz Magic Body Control technology, the available Air Body Control feature on select Mercedes-Benz vehicles allows each equipped vehicle to have an utterly smooth ride no matter the terrain. Not only can your vehicle with this features easily absorb impacts, but you can even manually adjust your ride height to minimize risk on the roughest terrain, like gravel roads or heavily potholed ground.
How Does Air Body Control Work?
The Mercedes-Benz Air Body control system is an air suspension feature that coordinates two electronic systems to provide the perfect dampening power for each wheel depending on road conditions. These systems work either steplessly (ADS PLUS) or in select settings (ADS). It offers a much smoother ride than traditional steel springs could provide. This technology is so refined that ground clearance and handling remain consistent even when the Mercedes-Benz is fully loaded with passengers and cargo.
In certain conditions, the ground clearance on a vehicle with Mercedes-Benz Air Body Control can be adjusted. We have already mentioned how drivers can manually lift the vehicle for smoother, slow driving on broken roads. This system will also automatically lower itself at speeds of approximately 75 mph to decrease wind resistance.
What vehicles features Air Body Control?
Currently E-Class, S-Class, C-Class, GLE, CLS, and GLS vehicles should be available with this feature, as well as technology like Mercedes-Benz Dynamic Select. Contact a member of the Loeber team today to learn more about the suspension option on our new Mercedes-Benz vehicles.