Mercedes-Benz offers industry-leading agility and handling performance innovations that raise the bar in luxury automotive capability. Superior performance and exquisite comfort are ensured with the following Mercedes-Benz handling innovations:
To help eliminate plowing or fishtailing in a turn, ESP responds to help keep you on course. Sensors monitor your braking and steering input and upon detecting deviation from your intended path, ESP corrects for oversteer and understeer by applying individual brakes and/or reducing excess engine power.
Active Body Control (ABC)
The most advanced active suspension on the market, ABC gives you a driving experience you simply cannot find elsewhere. ABC uses a system of sensors and electronically controlled high-pressure hydraulics to instantly counteract the forces of vibration, pitch, dive, squat and roll. Self-leveling ABC even lets you raise the ride height for added clearance on rutted roads or in deep snow.
Whether you prefer a sporty or comfortable ride, the electronically controlled semi-active AIRMATIC air suspension with ADS II adaptive dampening system operates fully automatically. The electronics system adjusts the air springs, making them harder or softer to suit the situation.