Mercedes-Benz GLC : AIR BODY CONTROL / AIR BODY CONTROL function

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AIR BODY CONTROL is an air suspension system with variable damping for improved driving comfort. The all-round level control system ensures the best possible suspension and constant ground clearance, even with a laden vehicle. When driving at speed, the vehicle is lowered automatically to improve driving safety and to reduce fuel consumption. You also have the option of manually adjusting the vehicle level.

AIR BODY CONTROL includes the following components and functions:

  • Air suspension with variable spring rate
  • Automatic level control system
  • Speed-dependent lowering to reduce fuel consumption
  • Manually selectable high-level setting for greater ground clearance
  • ADS PLUS (Adaptive Damping System with constant damping force adjustment)
  • DYNAMIC SELECT switch and level button

Suspension setting and vehicle level per drive program

  • Drive program Mercedes-Benz GLC. AIR BODY CONTROL function:
  • The suspension setting is comfortable.
  • The vehicle is set to the normal level.
  • When driving at speeds above approximately 86 mph (138 km/h), the vehicle is lowered.
  • When driving at speeds below approximately 50 mph (80 km/h), the vehicle is raised again.

Drive program Mercedes-Benz GLC. AIR BODY CONTROL function:

  • The suspension setting is comfortable.
  • The vehicle is set to low level -1.
  • The vehicle is not lowered any further if you are traveling at higher speeds.

Drive program Mercedes-Benz GLC. AIR BODY CONTROL function:

  • The suspension setting is firmer.
  • The vehicle is set to low level -1.
  • The vehicle is not lowered any further if you are traveling at higher speeds.

Drive program Mercedes-Benz GLC. AIR BODY CONTROL function:

  • The suspension setting is even firmer.
  • The vehicle is set to low level -1.
  • The vehicle is not lowered any further if you are traveling at higher speeds.

Drive program Mercedes-Benz GLC. AIR BODY CONTROL function and Mercedes-Benz GLC. AIR BODY CONTROL function:

  • The suspension setting is suitable for offroad terrain.
  • The vehicle is set to high level +1.
  • When driving at speeds above approximately 75 mph (120 km/h), the vehicle is lowered.
  • When driving at speeds below approximately 50 mph (80 km/h), the vehicle is raised.

Individual suspension settings can be called up in drive program Mercedes-Benz GLC. AIR BODY CONTROL function.

Operation with a trailer or bicycle rack: if transport equipment, such as a trailer or a bicycle rack, is attached to the trailer hitch and the electrical connection has been correctly established, the vehicle remains at normal level in drive programs Mercedes-Benz GLC. AIR BODY CONTROL function, Mercedes-Benz GLC. AIR BODY CONTROL function, Mercedes-Benz GLC. AIR BODY CONTROL functionand Mercedes-Benz GLC. AIR BODY CONTROL function, irrespective of speed.

Differences between different vehicle levels compared to the normal level (0):

  • High level +2 (only vehicles with Off-road package): approximately +2.0 in (+50 mm)
  • High level +1: approximately +1.2 in (+30 mm)
  • Low level -1: approximately -0.6 in (-15 mm)

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