Tenneco’s Monroe Intelligent Suspension Technology Featured on the New Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Latest System First Use of CVSA2 Suspension Technology for SUV Applications

Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN), a global supplier of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and systems, announced today that the Mercedes-Benz G-Class line of SUVs will offer adaptive adjustable damping using Tenneco’s Continuously Variable Semi-Active (CVSA2) suspension technology from the Monroe® Intelligent Suspension portfolio. The CVSA2 technology will be standard on the Mercedes-AMG G 63 performance SUV and offered as an option on G350d and G500 models. These are the first SUVs to offer Tenneco’s CVSA2 technology.

CVSA2 is a semi-active suspension technology designed around a lightweight damper that features two externally mounted electro-hydraulic valves that independently control rebound and compression damping. The technology allows for a flexible tuning range between minimum and maximum damping levels, which delivers superior comfort, handling and stability. Initially designed for use with high-performance sports cars, the latest generation of CVSA2 technology has been adapted to SUV applications. The CVSA2 corner modules have integrated aluminum yokes and can either be installed with coil springs (like on the G-class) or air springs.

“Our research into consumer preferences coupled with the increasing popularity of our Monroe Intelligent Suspension portfolio, confirms a growing demand for advanced suspension solutions across multiple vehicle segments,” said Martin Hendricks, president, Ride Performance, Tenneco. “One of our most advanced offerings, the latest generation of our CVSA2 technology combines proven road handling benefits, unsurpassed off-road capability and advanced ride comfort tuning capabilities for SUVs.”


 

 

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About Tenneco   
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, Tenneco is one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and technology solutions for diversified markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway equipment and the aftermarket, with 2017 revenues of $9.3 billion and approximately 32,000 employees worldwide.  
 
On October 1, 2018, Tenneco completed the acquisition of Federal-Mogul, a leading global supplier to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with nearly 55,000 employees globally and 2017 revenues of $7.8 billion.  Additionally, the company expects to separate its businesses to form two new, independent companies, an Aftermarket and Ride Performance company as well as a new Powertrain Technology company, in late 2019.

About the Future Aftermarket and Ride Performance Company
Following the separation, the aftermarket and ride performance company will be one of the largest global multi-line, multi-brand aftermarket companies, and one of the largest global OE ride performance and braking companies.  The aftermarket and ride performance company’s principal product brands will feature Monroe®, Walker®, Clevite®Elastomers, MOOG®, Fel-Pro®, Wagner®, Champion® and others. The Aftermarket and Ride Performance company would have 2017 pro-forma revenues of $6.4 billion, with 57% of those revenues from aftermarket and 43% from original equipment customers. 
 
About the Future Powertrain Technology Company
Following the separation, the powertrain technology company will be one of the world’s largest pure-play powertrain companies serving OE markets worldwide with engineered solutions addressing fuel economy, power output, and criteria pollution requirements for gasoline, diesel and electrified powertrains. The powertrain technology company would have 2017 pro-forma revenues of $10.7 billion, serving light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway and industrial markets.
 

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