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Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Next generation comes with Magic Body Control

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class will come with a new feature: Magic Body Control (tentative name).

Using hydraulic bushings to modulate the car’s suspension, Magic Body Control seeks to strike a perfect balance between comfort and control, actively canceling out unwanted feedback while preserving the feel the driver needs. It will first appear on the next-generation 2013 S-Class.

Previewed on the Mercedes-Benz F700 Concept, the system was actually first used on a Mercedes race car for the World Sportscar Championship–a car piloted by Michael Schumacher. Unlike the racing version, however, the production Magic Body Control is tuned to deliver handling while minimizing noise, vibration, and harshness, the Axis of Evil of luxury car suspension tuning.