2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE shows that white cars can jump. #GLE #MBPressdrivePosted by The Fast Lane Car on Monday, November 5, 2018
Currently, TFLcar’s Roman Mica is attending the press drive event for the brand new Mercedes-Benz GLE. The new GLE features, among many tech pieces, something Mercedes calls E-Active Body Control. This is a fully networked hydropneumatic, active suspension paired to the 48-volt platform from the GLE’s new mild-hybrid powertrain. In its practical application, this suspension will be used to provide a comfortable ride on the road. Plus, it can be raised and lowered to provide additional ground clearance when necessary. However, Mercedes had a different way of showing off its capability. That’s the power of dance.
That’s right, you can see in the video above that the new Mercedes-Benz GLE is ‘dancing’ thanks to its fancy hydropneumatic suspension. The choice of music and dance moves are classically German. But there is no denying that this Benz has got some moves.
This suspension can do a whole lot more than make a car dance. It is unique in the fact that it can control both spring rates as well as dampening. As a result, the GLE has exceptional control of body roll angle, pitch, yaw rates and squat. Plus, the suspension can oscillate rapidly to try and get the GLE un-stuck in a tricky off-road situation. Not that we foresee many GLE owners taking their new Benz off-road.
Stay tuned for a full video review in the near future. Come back to TFLcar.com for the latest news, views & real world reviews and, of course, more videos of cars dancing.
We have covered the top 10 things you need to know about the new Mercedes-Benz GLE. To see what is in that list, watch the whole video below: