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Mercedes-Maybach GLS to Feature Camera-Influenced Suspension System

Other advanced features will debut on the upcoming GLS, which is set to be unveiled to the world at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

AFP Relaxnews

Updated:May 18, 2018, 12:51 PM IST
Mercedes-Maybach GLS to Feature Camera-Influenced Suspension System
Mercedes-Benz GLS. (Image: AFP Relaxnews)
Mercedes has a reputation for introducing some of the most innovative and advanced technology systems into its high-end vehicles before the tech begins to trickle down into more affordable models, so its Maybach super-luxury sub-brand has to go even further. And the upcoming Maybach models, including the GLS, look set to deliver as according to Maybach chief engineer Jürgen Weissinger, they will feature "next-level" suspension systems that will be an advanced version of current Mercedes Magic Body Control technology.

It's now been revealed that a key element of this newly advanced suspension set-up will the incorporation of a camera into the system. Weissinger told the UK's Autocar publication that the camera is being utilized "so we have better information from rough roads so that drivers can slide over the road."

Maybach Vision Ultimate Luxury concept. (Image: AFP Relaxnews) Maybach Vision Ultimate Luxury concept. (Image: AFP Relaxnews)

There's also going to be a new drive program introduced to the next generation of Maybach models -- aimed at chauffeurs, of course.

Weissinger explained: "We're making a special drive programme, which means the gear changes don't happen too often so that the chauffeur can drive in a very comfortable, luxury way. This works without gearshifts and with maximum torque."

These and other advanced features will debut on the upcoming GLS, which is set to be unveiled to the world at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. There's also the possibility the Vision Ultimate Luxury concept that was on display in Beijing recently could go into production, but Weissinger insists that depends on it getting a good response from potential buyers.

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The concept featured an electric motor system Maybach is considering as a way of bringing electrification to its models in the next five to ten years. While rivals such as Aston Martin's Lagonda are already focusing on electric models, Weissinger imagines hybrids to be something of a "long bridge" technology for Maybach.

"We have to look at electric-powered cars," said Weissinger. "You could have a 12-cylinder with a special gearbox with an electric motor on it. There's lots of possibilities to make the right combination between a big engine and [electric] motor."
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