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Magnetic ride control is an all-new, exclusive feature on the 2015 GMC Sierra Denali, becoming known as the most refined and technologically advanced truck on the market. It’s the first time the advanced, electronically controlled damping system has been offered on a full-size truck.
Magnetic ride control provides more precise body motion control that correlates with a more refined ride while maintaining payload and trailering capability. It is standard on all Sierra Denali half-ton models.
“With magnetic ride control, the 2015 Sierra Denali delivers a smoother, more confident driving experience without sacrificing the capabilities customers expect from a GMC truck,” said Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer. “The responsiveness of the system makes this full-size truck feel and drive like a luxury vehicle – and one that’s more comfortable on long trips, especially when trailering.”
The third-generation magnetic ride control’s sensors “read” the road every millisecond, triggering damping changes in as little as five milliseconds in electronically controlled shock absorbers that replace conventional mechanical-valve shocks. They’re filled with a magneto-rheological fluid containing minute iron particles, and under the presence of a magnetic charge, the iron particles align to provide damping resistance. Changes in the magnetic charge alter the damping rate of the shocks almost instantly.
Magnetic ride control complements chassis and suspension enhancements introduced across the Sierra 1500 range for 2014: