Mercedes-Benz will be using the Frankfurt stage to also announce a handful of new options available for either model, the highlight of which is the latest-generation AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension setup that we first reported on back in May.
This feature is essentially an electronic damper control unit for the suspension.
Body and wheel movements, as well as drive and braking moments, the steering angle and lateral/linear acceleration are continuously registered and evaluated. High-performance control electronics then adjust the car’s shock absorbers accordingly.
Depending on the selected suspension mode, different control configurations and parameter weightings are active to strike the best possible balance between comfort and performance.
Electromagnetically actuated valves in the shock absorbers, similar to GM's own Magnetic Ride Control, monitor the level of oil flow between the lower and upper chamber. In "Comfort" mode more oil flows through the valves, and less in "Sport" and "Sport plus" mode.
Blind Spot Assist is also made available, as well as AMG 10-spoke forged wheels painted in matte black (19-inch units up front and 20-inchers in the rear), red-painted brake calipers, single- or two-tone Designo leather for the interior, and piano black dash trim.