Mercedes Incredible Suspension - Active Body Control


Mercedes Magic Body Control - The Most Comfortable Suspension?

Test driving the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL63 Roadster, I was able to experience not only the incredible 664 lb-ft of torque from the 5.5L twin-turbo V8, but also Mercedes' Active Body Control. This feature includes a hydraulic cylinder in series with the spring and shock absorber, allowing for hydraulic pressure to alter the length of the suspension strut. By altering the strut length, the car can compensate for bumps and dips in the road, allowing for a smoother ride. The system can also be used to keep the car body flat in cornering, accelerating, and braking, and even make the car lean into corners how motorcycles do. Ultimately, it adds another level of comfort to the suspension. 

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Duration 07:16
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