The 2023 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE plug-in hybrid will showcase Tenneco’s Monroe® Intelligent Suspension CVSA2 electronic dampers. The CVSA2 system constantly adapts damping features in response to steering wheel angle, vehicle speed, acceleration, body displacement, and other data inputs. This identical Monroe Intelligent Suspension technology is also accessible in multiple Mercedes-AMG SL models and the G-Class SUV.
The Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE is equipped with four CVSA2 adaptive dampers, each fitted with two externally mounted electro-hydraulic valves that independently control rebound and compression based on inputs from the system’s control software. The broad adjustment range of the CVSA2 adaptive dampers is well suited to comparatively heavy plug-in hybrid performance cars. The technology also integrates with the S E Performance’s AMG DYNAMIC SELECT system, which enables the driver to choose from eight operating modes – Electric, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Race, Battery Hold, and Slippery.
“Monroe Intelligent Suspension CVSA2 technology enables drivers to fully explore the capabilities of a world-class powertrain while enjoying the control, confidence and comfort of a truly superior ride,” said Romain Nollet, Group Vice President and General Manager, Monroe Ride Solutions, Tenneco. “We are very proud to drive what’s next in suspension technology in partnership with each of our global OEM customers.”
The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE is powered by a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine paired with a Formula 1-inspired, electrically spooled turbocharger as well as a rear-mounted electric motor. Together this combination produces up to 671 horsepower and 752 pound-feet of torque, accelerates from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.3 seconds and delivers a top speed of 174 mph.
CVSA2 systems for the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE were developed in Tenneco’s Monroe Ride Solutions facilities in Gliwice, Poland, and Sint-Truiden, Belgium. The system’s adaptive dampers will be manufactured in the Gliwice plant.