Cadillac fourth-gen MagneRide suspension is good to go in the 2021 CT5-V and CT4-V, and will also become available for the 2021 CT5 Sport and the all-new Escalade.
According to Cadillac, are the most dramatic changes yet to the MagneRide system yet, and will elevate the driving performance and road-going comfort of the 2021 Cadillac CT4-V, CT5-V, CT5 Sport, and Escalade. “With MagneRide 4.0, the world’s fastest reacting suspension system is now even faster,” said Thomas Schinderle, Cadillac vehicle performance engineer. “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.”
MagneRide is an active damping system that literally uses electromagnets and magnetorheological fluid to help vary the damping rate of the shock absorbers. Wheel accelerometers read the road up to 1,000 times a second, triggering adjustments in the magnetic charge in the fluid. This fluid then adjusts the shocks almost instantly, allowing the vehicle to better respond to different road surfaces and corners, maximizing the traction on the road at all times.
It’s four times faster than the previous system and can allow engineers to tune it for more pronounced differences between drive modes.
The 2021 CT4-V and CT5-V feature MagneRide 4.0 as standard and are priced from $45,890 and $48,790 respectively. In case of the 2021 CT5 Sport, it starts from $42,790 and MagneRide 4.0 is available as part of the new optional V Performance package, which also adds extra suspension performance upgrades and plus a mechanical limited-slip differential.
In the 2021 Escalade, MagneRide 4.0 is standard on the Sport and Platinum specs, which are priced from $86,890 and $101,290, respectively, and available with the optional Performance Package on the Premium Luxury trim.