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Old 26th January 2015, 13:30   #181
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found this interesting article on the suitability of its airmatic suspension for our Indian road conditions. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/46009104.cms
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found this interesting article on the suitability of its airmatic suspension for our Indian road conditions. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/46009104.cms
Interesting. But how exactly does a 'suspension burst'? Does he mean to maybe say 'caved in'?


He said the suspension system was "unreliable", and not suitable for Indian road conditions, and it puts in peril the lives of Mercedes-Benz car owners.

The Congress leader claimed the airmatic suspension system of his car once suddenly burst when it was stationary.

"Had it occurred when the vehicle was running at a high speed, one can only imagine the catastrophe that would have befallen on the passengers inside."
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Brabus, the Mercedes specialist tuners are bringing out a couple of insane versions of the S class sedan and coupe at the Geneva auto show. One of them is aptly named Rocket.
Brabus Rocket to be revealed at Geneva

I really don't now who the target audience is!
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Fresh spy shots show that the S-Class cabriolet is approaching its launch date (expected around the end of 2015).

Seen in the spy images, the car will feature a design that is very similar to that of the coupe. Expected changes include a reworked boot-lid and revised rear styling to accommodate the roof folding mechanism. Mechanically the car is likely to be the same as the S-Class coupe, but an increase in weight can be expected.

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Found this interesting update on the Magic Body Control, thanks to a link vinayrathore shared in another thread:
In 2014 the new C217 S-Class Coupe introduced an update to Magic Body Control, called Active Curve Tilting. This new system allows the vehicle to lean up to 2.5 degrees into a turn, similar to the way a motorcycle leans into a turn. The leaning is intended to counter the effect of centrifugal force on the occupants and is available only on rear-wheel drive models.

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Found this interesting update on the Magic Body Control, thanks to a link vinayrathore shared in another thread:
In 2014 the new C217 S-Class Coupe introduced an update to Magic Body Control, called Active Curve Tilting. This new system allows the vehicle to lean up to 2.5 degrees into a turn, similar to the way a motorcycle leans into a turn. The leaning is intended to counter the effect of centrifugal force on the occupants and is available only on rear-wheel drive models.

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Motoman has a good review of all this in the video here check it out.
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Unfortunately (or fortunately), none of the features mentioned in this post are India bound. The reason being that the 24 & 72 GHz frequency bands that the S-Class' radar uses are reserved only for military vehicles in India.
Apparently Mercedes Benz has urged the government to free up 24, 76 & 79 GHz bands and is awaiting a decision. Hope they get a positive response and gets in race with Volvo in catering radar based tech including the Mercedesí Magic Body Control in India.

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