2021 Mercedes S-Class will receive E-Active Body Control air suspensionJuly 29, 2020
The new generation of the German luxury sedan will receive E-Active Body Control air suspension. The GLE and GLS crossovers are also equipped with this system. The suspension can raise one side of the sedan to avoid a lot of damage.
One of the most significant changes to the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class executive sedan will be the E-Active Body Control. This is the same hydropneumatic air suspension found in the Mercedes GLE and GLS crossovers. The essence of this system is as follows. A flap in each wheel with two working chambers has an adjustable valve and a hydraulic pressure reservoir that lifts the vehicle up, down and sideways. Yes, aside.
Part of the enhanced E-Active Body Control is the Pre-Safe Impulse Side function. Pre-Safe can raise the vehicle 76.2mm ahead of an impending collision to minimize damage.
E-Active Body Control suspension and Pre-Safe Impulse Side control will be optional for the new S-class. Another aspect of E-Active Driving Control is the ability to scan the road ahead – especially in Comfort driving mode – and adjust the suspension settings accordingly.
The new S-Class will also receive rear-axle steering for the first time. An electric motor attached to a spindle on the rear axle drives a belt that adjusts the angle of the rear wheels based on the steering input. Interestingly, Mercedes-Benz offers two different versions of the rear-axle steering, one with a tilt angle of up to 10 degrees and the other with an angle of up to 4.5 degrees. The turning circle of the new Mercedes S-Class becomes 2,133.6 mm narrower.
Not so long ago, we wrote that Mercedes showed the work of the innovative HUD-display of the new S-Class. The press service of the German automaker has published a video showing the operation of the head-up display of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
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