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Featured SPIED! Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W222) Facelift Spy Pics & Info

Discussion in 'Mercedes-Benz S-Class' started by GTA45E, Nov 12, 2015.

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  1. DjordjeC63

    DjordjeC63 Active Member

    @Wolfgang what happened to name Airmatic, did they rename it to Air body control or that is just case with GLE?
  2. Wolfgang

    Wolfgang Well-Known Member GCF Guru Contributing Member

    ^ Yes, last year MB renamed the latest version of Airmatic to Air Body Control. :)

    What Is Mercedes-Benz Air Body Control?


    While the main concern of most Chicago luxury buyers will be engaging and reliable handling on the highway and urban roadways, there may always be a grand vacation or other adventure that could require you and your Mercedes-Benz to venture into the wilderness. Fortunately, the Air Body Control suspension system has that problem covered. But what is Mercedes-Benz Air Body Control?


    Similar to the ground breaking Mercedes-Benz Magic Body Control technology, the available Air Body Control feature on select Mercedes-Benz vehicles allows each equipped vehicle to have an utterly smooth ride no matter the terrain. Not only can your vehicle with this features easily absorb impacts, but you can even manually adjust your ride height to minimize risk on the roughest terrain, like gravel roads or heavily potholed ground.

    Read More: Mercedes-Benz DRIVER PILOT Autonomous Driving Technology

    How Does Air Body Control Work?

    The Mercedes-Benz Air Body control system is an air suspension feature that coordinates two electronic systems to provide the perfect dampening power for each wheel depending on road conditions. These systems work either steplessly (ADS PLUS) or in select settings (ADS). It offers a much smoother ride than traditional steel springs could provide. This technology is so refined that ground clearance and handling remain consistent even when the Mercedes-Benz is fully loaded with passengers and cargo.

    In certain conditions, the ground clearance on a vehicle with Mercedes-Benz Air Body Control can be adjusted. We have already mentioned how drivers can manually lift the vehicle for smoother, slow driving on broken roads. This system will also automatically lower itself at speeds of approximately 75 mph to decrease wind resistance.

    What vehicles features Air Body Control?

    Currently E-Class, S-Class, C-Class, GLE, CLS, and GLS vehicles should be available with this feature, as well as technology like Mercedes-Benz Dynamic Select. Contact a member of the Loeber team today to learn more about the suspension option on our new Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

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    • WAND

      WAND Active Member

      Wolfgang, You are golden ( Mercedes ) member here. :wthumb2: :eusa_clap :ty1:
      Dr.Benz. :)
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      • Ozgur Misman

        Ozgur Misman New Member

        Heard from local dealer FL S class won't be available before
        January, 2018 :(.. hope it is not true !! I was hoping to order in May for September Euro delivery .. can someone confirm ??:unsure:
      • Rolf

        Rolf Well-Known Member

        Is there any differences between Airmatic and Air Body Control or only in the name?

        I wonder if Mercedes will improve the Magic Body Control suspension system after receiving some negative comments from some Car Magazines, such as not seeing the bumps at night and only seeing certain bumps?
      • Serpens

        Serpens Active Member

        Of course they are- just like ABC before it, they're constantly honing their technology. It's not like Mercedes wasn't aware of MBC's shortcomings from the start anyways.
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        • HUTSUTAo

          HUTSUTAo Well-Known Member

          The w222 FL will debut in Shanghai auto show iirc
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          • Mick Briesgau

            Mick Briesgau Well-Known Member

            FL will be officially shown probably in april during Shanghai autoshow. Availibilty in the sense of driving the car, probably will be somewhere in August/september 2017, in Germany/Europe that is. Don't know at what date it will arive in the USA.
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            • Adr5

              Adr5 Active Member

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              • Mick Briesgau

                Mick Briesgau Well-Known Member

                I heard today it could very well be possible to get the car delivered as early as June/July. Anyone heard the same?
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                • Merc1

                  Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

                  It all depends on your market.

                • ThroughandThrough

                  ThroughandThrough Well-Known Member

                  The slimmer lights better suit the car's face.
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                  • SKY

                    SKY Well-Known Member

                    That bug face the current car has is gone.

                    I like it.
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                    • mercpassion

                      mercpassion Active Member

                      ^^ Bug face? Sorry not with you there..
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                      • Amat46

                        Amat46 Well-Known Member Premium Member

                        The FL looks certainly great so far but the pre FL looked majestic too.
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                        • SKY

                          SKY Well-Known Member

                          Not saying the current car looks bad at all, but rather that slimmer lights plus larger air intakes (as spy shots suggest) will give the front a more balanced look.
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                          • Mr. Mercedes

                            Mr. Mercedes Well-Known Member

                            The current car still looks flipping gorgeous on the road. Imposing and majestic.

                            At least the FL lights are looking much better than before in these spy shots.
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                            • mercpassion

                              mercpassion Active Member

                              The car is looking better in recent vids, but I'm still skeptical about the angular headlamps, I feel they will ruin the sense of elegance and flow of the existing design.
                            • fortuner

                              fortuner Well-Known Member

                              I like how it's turning out..Want to see what new tech comes to this car..

                              Offtopic I drove a s350dL this week when I took my E for some updates.

                              What a car the S class is it really is something else..The ride is majestic to say the least.I must say it handled really really well I was surprised by this aspect..One thing I missed while driving was the touch pads on the steering wheel..initially when I tested a E class I thought is ta gimmick now I miss it I am so used to those touch pads.

                              By the way guys like Mick I envey you mate I think you have the best car or sedan on the road.

                              For now let me.enjoy the E but the S is king of that I have no doubt now.
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                              • bombardier01

                                bombardier01 Well-Known Member

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