What is Mercedes-Benz MAGIC BODY CONTROL®?

April 25th, 2018 by

Trade in those broomsticks and pointy hats, the Mercedes-Benz MAGIC BODY CONTROL® offers something even better. We thought we would take a look at just what this system actually is. So without further ado, here is the Mercedes-Benz MAGIC BODY CONTROL®.

How does the MAGIC BODY CONTROL® Work?

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class exterior front passenger side on grass road mountain lakeThis magical system uses two small cameras behind the windshield of your car in order to can the road that is ahead of the vehicle. This is called the ROAD SURFACE SCAN. This scans up to 15 meters in front of your car as it is driving down the road, and measures the height of the dips and bumps that the road has. Then, the suspension uses the active hydraulics in order to compensate for the bumps in the road. This works up to a speed of 130 km/h, or about 80 miles per hour.

This ability to somewhat ‘predict’ the dips in the road through a camera enables the vehicle to have a much smoother ride than that of a normal vehicle. The suspension is individually adjustable. Which means that each can be adjusted for the portion of the road they will be going over. So, if there was a bump on one side of the lane, but not the other, it could be compensated for.

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We can’t exactly tell you if the MAGIC BODY CONTROL® is worth it for you, because we aren’t you! However, we thought it to be technology worth taking the time to explain. This is just one of the fun technologies that is offered by Mercedes-Benz, and is based on the Active Body Control® suspension system.

Have any more questions about the Mercedes-Benz MAGIC BODY CONTROL®, or what vehicles have it? Feel free to contact us here at Mercedes-Benz of Salem. We are glad to help you find your new Mercedes-Benz vehicle.