Cadillac, the luxury brand of General Motors, announced yesterday that it had just upgraded its MagneRide suspension system and that it, in version 4.0, would be the most responsive in automotive history.
And which one was the most responsive before? The superseded version, the third generation of the system developed by the company. In fact, to give you an idea, the fourth version of the device will be up to 45% faster.
The new MagneRide 4.0 shocks will be standard equipment on the 2021 CT4-V and CT5-V models, and will be offered with the CT5 Sport where they will be part of a V performance package that will also include additional upgrades. to the suspension, as well as a limited slip differential.
They will be standard on the 2021 Escalade Sport and Platinum models, in addition to being available on select full-size SUVs in the GM family.
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And what good is a suspension that acts faster? In fact, it adapts more instantly to changes in road conditions and therefore helps maintain the optimum level of comfort on board, as well as the best possible contact of the tire with the asphalt.
As the name suggests, the MagneRide approach features shock absorbers filled with magnetorheological fluid. The latter, in essence, is a liquid whose viscosity can be adjusted using a magnetic field. The higher it is, the stiffer the damping; and vice versa.
In the MagneRide system, electromagnets are used to control viscosity based on information about the road surface, information gathered by wheel sensors and an inertial measurement unit (measurement of body movement). In the new version 4.0, these measuring systems operate four times faster than with the previous generation.
There are also new systems to control the friction and temperature inside the shock absorber, resulting in a smoother and more consistent performance, especially during performance-oriented driving, Cadillac said. .
There is no doubt that MagneRide 4.0 shocks will also be standard on future Blackwing versions of the CT4-V and CT5-V sedans.