Cadillac is introducing the 4th generation Magnetic Ride Control suspension on the CT5-V and CT4-V models. It is claimed to be the world’s fastest reacting suspension technology with up to 45% faster damping response. The MagneRide 4.0 is available on the CT5 Sport and the new Escalade as well. Read on.
The changes include new Wheel Accelerometers, improved Magnetic Flux Control and an Inertial Measurement Unit that increases sensitivity to body motion, enabling even quicker changes as the suspension reads the road, the company said.
With MagneRide 4.0, the world’s fastest reacting suspension system is now even faster. When paired with our sedans’ award-winning rear-wheel-drive architecture, the result is two of the most responsive sport sedans on the market, with reflexes that elevate the already high threshold of the V-Series legacy. – Thomas Schinderle, Vehicle Performance Engineer, Cadillac
In case you’re wondering what the Magnetic Ride Control is, well, it is an active damping system that uses electromagnets paired with magnetorheological fluid within the shock absorbers to continually vary their damping rate. Wheel accelerometers read the road up to 1,000 times per second, triggering changes in the magnetic charge within the fluid that can alter the damping rates of the shocks almost instantly. By adjusting the damping rate, the car can better respond to varying road surfaces or sharp turns by maximizing tire contact on the road.
The 2021 CT4-V (RWD) and CT5-V come standard with MagneRide 4.0 and start at $45,890 and $48,790, respectively. The 2021 CT5 Sport starts at $42,790 and MagneRide 4.0 is available as part of the new optional V Performance package, which also includes additional suspension upgrades and a mechanical limited-slip differential.
For the 2021 Escalade, MagneRide 4.0 is standard on the Sport and Platinum trims, which start at $86,890 and $101,290, respectively, and is available on the Premium Luxury trim as part of the optional Performance Package.