Chassis and suspension: Comfort and agility

Jun 28, 2014
For the CLS-Class three chassis and suspension set-ups are offered with different arrangements. They all share excellent sensitivity and ride characteristics for the highest level of ride comfort and safety.
The CLS Coupé comes with steel springs and a DIRECT CONTROL suspension as standard. It is available in two variants:
  • As a comfort suspension with selective damping system which adjusts automatically to the condition of the road surface, for four and six-cylinder engines
  • As a sports suspension with selective damping system and firmer damping characteristics in conjunction with the AMG Line and Exterior Sports package
As standard the CLS Shooting Brake has an air suspension with self-levelling rear suspension. The eight-cylinder-engined CLS-Class comes with a full-support, semi-active AIRMATIC air suspension with continuously variable damping system. This electronically controlled damping system permits the selection of either sporty or comfort-oriented suspension characteristics and has a level control system. For other CLS-Class models, AIRMATIC is available as an optional extra.
Furthermore the CLS-Class is equipped with an electromechanical Direct-Steer system as standard, which requires no hydraulics. This enables the use of innovative assistance systems such as Active Parking Assist. The electromechanical Direct-Steer system also ensures more agile handling and high steering comfort.
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class model year 2014, technology, CLS 63 AMG, AMG RIDE CONTROL
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class model year 2014, technology, CLS 63 AMG, AMG RIDE CONTROL