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There never seems to be a dull moment as long as BRABUS is around. The long-standing Mercedes-Benz tuner has just released its new smooth-ride suspension with dynamic control, available across the Mercedes-Benz G-Class range.
This new suspension system, which was developed with German shock
absorber manufacturer BILSTEIN, sports two-way adjustable shock
absorbers at the front and the back of the car. Users will be able to
experience firmer or softer damping rates thanks to the BRABUS Ride
Control suspension’s control unit, which can be automatically or
manually made to switch each shock absorber’s electronically-triggered
valves between sport and comfort modes. The best thing about the system
is that switching between modes takes but mere milliseconds.
Comfort mode is intended for normal driving, where owners can have
smoother ride quality compared to the standard configuration of
production cars, even when you go over tough terrain and rough roads.
Meanwhile, the sport mode is recommended for driving at higher speeds,
since it offers a more dynamic handling plus a higher level of safety
Damper rates can also be automatically adjusted through the BRABUS
Ride Control suspension. When in comfort mode, sensors can detect
various driving parameters–speed, steering angle, and lateral
acceleration, for example–that can lead to critical situations. The CAN
control unit then kicks in to automatically switch the suspension to
sport mode within a mere 5 milliseconds. Driving stability is increased
under the firmer damper rates of sport mode. The control unit can also
revert from sport mode to comfort mode automatically.
Sport mode can be selected by the driver automatically even in the
midst of a drive. All one has to do is press an aluminum button found on
the center console, emblazoned with the BRABUS logo.
The BRABUS Ride Control smooth-ride suspension will fetch for 5,950
euro (over $8,000), and can be fitted into all G-Class models regardless
of the body style.