Mercedes-Maybach GLS to feature "next-level" suspension tech

Rachel Burgess
16 May 2018
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Upcoming Mercedes-Maybach models will have “next-level” suspension systems that will be an advanced version of Mercedes’ existing Magic Body Control set-up, according to Maybach chief engineer Jürgen Weissinger.

He said one of the key elements is a new camera system, “so we have better information from rough roads so that drivers can slide over the road”.

A new drive programme aimed at chauffeurs is also being introduced for the next generation of Maybach models.

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“We’re making a special drive programme, which means the gearchanges don’t happen too often so that the chauffeur can drive in a very comfortable, luxury way. This works without gearshifts and with maximum torque,” said Weissinger.

These features are first expected to appear on the forthcoming Maybach GLS, which is due to be unveiled at the Los Angeles motor show in November. Meanwhile, the Vision Ultimate Luxury concept shown at Beijing (below) could make production if it gets a good response, said Weissinger.