If you have seen the latest Mercedes-Benz commercial about Magic Body Control, you probably remember the chickens and their ability to keep their heads steady. However, in order to understand the full extent of this technology and how it benefits drivers, we are providing a more detailed explanation of how it works.
At its core, Magic Body Control is a clever combination of two other technologies: ACTIVE BODY CONTROL® (ABC) and ROAD SURFACE SCAN, a function of the forward-facing stereo camera. While the vehicle is in motion, the camera continuously scans the surface of the road just ahead, sending the information to the ABC system.
ABC then presets the suspension to match any bumps or holes coming up. Each separate strut adjusts to apply the right amount of force so that the passengers are isolated from the disturbing bounces and jolts that usually come from driving on an uneven surface.
The adjustments take just a fraction of a second to be applied, for a seamless and comfortable experience. Magic Body Control also reduces body movements during cornering, braking and acceleration. In winter conditions, it can even raise ground clearance up to 40 mm for added safety. The result is a smooth ride that seems to almost float over any road imperfections.
Currently, Magic Body Control is only available in the premium Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Come to our Massachusetts Mercedes-Benz dealership to test-drive one of the new models equipped with this groundbreaking technology and experience one of the best innovations from Mercedes-Benz today.