The press service of the representative office of the German brand in the USA showed a spectacular advertisement for the Mercedes-Benz GLE-class crossover. In the video, a German car jumps with a dancer. “”
The GLE crossover ditched one of its most unique features simply because no one bought it, which is a shame. It was revealed this morning that no future Mercedes GLE will come with the superior E-ABC (E-Active Body Control) system, which allows the crossover to bounce with hydraulic suspension.
The E-ABC system is much more than just a fun trick. This system is designed to increase the vehicle’s ground clearance. One of the unique advantages of this system is the Free Driving Assist mode, which allows you to get out of the snow or sand. If you are stuck in one of these difficult situations, bouncing can greatly affect traction and help you get out.
To activate Free Drive Assist, you must be standing still or moving at a very low speed for safety reasons.
Mercedes-Benz seems to lean towards using their E-ABC Free Drive Assist mode for fun as they even filmed a music video using the car as a backup dancer.
Mercedes-Benz told MotorTrend that the E-ABC has been dropped from the GLE’s options due to low popularity among buyers. The system continues to be offered on the larger Mercedes-Benz GLS-580 crossover as an option and standard on the Maybach GLS 600.
The unique E-ABC suspension system is also offered on high-end Mercedes-Benz sedans, although Free Driving Assist is not activated. This is simply because Mercedes-Benz has developed a bouncing suspension for off-road use, not for show.
We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of the Mercedes-Benz GLS 400d and GLS 580 from the FineAuto team:
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