The Active Body Control (ABC) active suspension provides the maximum driving comfort combined with enhanced driving dynamics through a combination of active suspension and passive damping. With it, the sprung mass vibrations of the vehicle body when pulling away and braking can be reduced just as significantly as vehicle roll when cornering.
The driver can choose between the two settings "Comfort" and "Sport". The combination of active suspension and passive damping means that vehicle occupants need hardly make any compromise in ride comfort, even when the suspension set-up is sporty. At high speeds the vehicle body is automatically lowered, to improve driving stability on high-speed road stretches.
The AMG performance suspension has been fine-tuned to the vehicle and enhances its dynamic appearance. The AMG Performance suspension enables an even sportier driving style without compromising ride comfort. It is made possible by tauter spring and damper settings in both suspension settings.
The AMG sports suspension has two settings (Comfort and Sport). It is based on the Active Body Control (ABC) system, which combines sporty driving dynamics with the highest level of comfort possible. An AMG-specific AMG tuning and the suspension struts developed by Mercedes-AMG ensure even greater agility.
Direct steering provides better handling through a variable steering ratio as well as a more sporty and dynamic cornering performance and improved handling with its enhanced turning agility. The Direct-Steer system makes for less steering effort when manoeuvring at low speeds and parking, while thanks to the electromechanic power steering system (EPS) fuel can be saved.
The Direct-Steer system with variable servo assistance consists of two components: speed-sensitive power assistance, known from speed-sensitive steering, and a variable steering ratio dependent on the steering wheel angle. Together these components make for comfortable manoeuvring at low speeds on the one hand, and straight-line stability at higher speeds on the other. Apart from this, the electronic power steering system (EPS) operates on-demand, which helps reduce fuel consumption.
Adaptive damping successfully tackles the contradiction between comfort and sportiness. The electronically regulated damping system adjusts its characteristics continually and steplessly, the damping force being optimally adapted to each individual wheel in accordance with the current handling situation and road conditions. This results in a greater handling stability in all speed ranges – as well as greater motoring enjoyment.
When driving in a sporty style, the Torque Vectoring Brakes contribute to ensure better roadholding right up to limit situations, by slightly reducing the effective rotational speed of the rear wheel on the inside of the curve, thus improving handling. The targeted distribution of drive torque to the wheels enables a stable handling without engine torque reduction when "driving with sporty aspirations". In addition, the enhancement of its agility thanks to the drive force distribution in accordance with the situation by means of ESP® is clearly perceptible.
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