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Tenneco to Supply Advanced Suspension Technology for 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

October 6, 2020

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixth generation of limited-edition Mercedes-AMG Black Series super cars will feature multi-stage adjustable damping provided by Monroe® Intelligent Suspension CVSA2 electronic dampers from Tenneco's DRiV division.

The sixth generation of limited-edition Mercedes-AMG Black Series super cars will feature multi-stage adjustable damping

The GT Black Series offers a range of cockpit-adjustable damping modes, from comfortable to the ultimate in on-track performance using CVSA2 technology. The electronic suspension system comprises lightweight semi-active dampers equipped with two externally mounted electro-hydraulic valves that independently control rebound and compression. The system's control software monitors data such as steering wheel angle, vehicle speed, acceleration and body displacement to control the dampers, providing an unmatched ride experience in a variety of driving conditions.

"This exciting new car combines impressive power and truly world-class ride and handling characteristics," said Henrik Johansson, vice president and general manager Advanced Suspension Technologies, DRiV. "We are very proud that Monroe Intelligent Suspension technology has once again helped establish a new level of driving precision and enjoyment in the super car category."

Developed in Affalterbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, the street-legal GT Black Series generates 537 kW and 800 Nm maximum torque, accelerates from zero to 100 km in 3.2 seconds and offers a top speed of 325 km/hour. The vehicle makes extensive use of weight-saving carbon fiber and is equipped with an actively adjustable rear spoiler.

CVSA2 is one of four Monroe Intelligent Suspension adaptive suspension solutions utilized by the world's leading vehicle manufacturers.

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About Tenneco
Tenneco is one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with 2019 revenues of $17.45 billion and approximately 78,000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide.  Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.

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