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AMG adaptive sport suspension system

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class / Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owners Manual / Driving and parking / Driving systems / AMG adaptive sport suspension system

Important safety notes

WARNING

When the vehicle is being lowered, people could become trapped if their limbs are between the vehicle body and the wheels or underneath the vehicle. There is a risk of injury.

Make sure no one is underneath the vehicle or in the immediate vicinity of the wheel arches when the vehicle is being lowered.

WARNING

The vehicle is lowered if: Х you have selected the Comfort or Sport suspension tuning and
Х lock the vehicle after switching off the engine
Persons in the vicinity of the wheel arch or the underbody may thus become trapped. There is a risk of injury.

Make sure that nobody is in the vicinity of the wheel arch or the underbody when you switch off the engine.

The vehicle is lowered by approximately 10 mm if:
Х you have selected the Sport or Comfort suspension tuning and
Х you switch off the engine and then Х lock the vehicle When parking, position your vehicle so that it does not make contact with the curb as the vehicle is lowered. Your vehicle could otherwise be damaged.

Vehicle level

Level control adapts the vehicle level automatically to the current operating and driving situation. Level control ensures the best possible suspension and constant ground clearance, even with a laden vehicle.

This improves driving safety and fuel consumption.

The AIRMATIC package and ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM are always components of AMG adaptive suspension system  .

Due to the sportier suspension settings compared to standard vehicles, the levels and speed thresholds for sinking and raising the vehicle are different.

In Comfort and Sport driving modes, after locking the vehicle it lowers to the Sport+ level. When locking the vehicle at the raised level, the vehicle does not lower.

The settings will remain stored after you switch off the engine. When starting the engine, the selected setting, e.g. AMG adaptive suspension system Comfort, is restored.

The vehicle level may change visibly if you park the vehicle and the outside temperature changes. If the temperature drops, the vehicle level lowers; with an increase in temperature, the vehicle level rises.

Suspension tuning

General notes

The electronically controlled damping system works continuously. This improves driving safety and ride comfort.

The damping is tuned individually to each wheel and depends on:
Х your driving style Х the road surface conditions Х your individual selection of Sport, Sport + or Comfort
Your selection remains stored even if you remove the SmartKey from the ignition lock.

Sport mode

The firmer suspension tuning in Sport mode


The firmer suspension tuning in Sport mode ensures even better contact with the road.

Select this mode when employing a sporty driving style, e.g. on winding country roads.

Press button 1 once.

Indicator lamp 2 lights up. You have selected Sport mode.

The AMG Ride Control SPORT message appears in the multifunction display.

Sport + mode

The very firm setting of the suspension tuning in Sport + mode ensures the best possible contact with the road. Select this mode preferably when driving on race circuits.

If indicator lamps 3 and 2 are off:

Press button 1 twice.

Indicator lamps 3 and 2 light up. You have selected Sport + mode. The vehicle is lowered by 10 mm.

The AMG Ride Control SPORT + message appears in the multifunction display.

If indicator lamp 2 lights up: Press button 1 once.

Second indicator lamp 3 lights up. You have selected Sport + mode. The vehicle is lowered by 10 mm.

The AMG Ride Control SPORT + message appears in the multifunction display.

Comfort mode

In comfort mode, the driving characteristics of your vehicle are more comfortable. Select this mode if you prefer a comfortable driving style. Select comfort mode also when driving fast on straight roads, e.g. on straight stretches of freeway.

Press button 1 repeatedly until indicator lamps 3 and 2 go out.

You have selected Comfort mode. The vehicle is raised by 10 mm compared with Sport + suspension tuning.

The AMG Ride Control COMFORT message appears in the multifunction display.

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