Monroe, the global brand from Tenneco’s DRiV Motorparts group, has launched new Intelligent Suspension RideSense products in North America designed for luxury European vehicles equipped with electronic suspensions as a direct replacement for OE electronic units, matching their design for a claimed “easy plug and play” installation.

The new aftermarket replacement systems have continuously variable semi-active (CVSAe) with external valve technology, claimed to deliver “optimal control and road holding capabilities under all types of driving conditions, adapting as road conditions change”.

The new products connect directly into the original equipment (OE) electronic control unit which is part of the vehicle’s OE suspension and mounting locations, offering the same fit and valving. Each Intelligent Suspension RideSense product contains a self-lubricating fluid seal to retain gas and reduce excess friction against the chrome-plated piston rod, providing longer shock life through the reduction of premature wear. A new five year limited warranty is included.

18 new part numbers in the US and Canada cover a variety of premium European vehicles such as the 2015-2007 Mercedes Benz C-Class, 2010-2000 Volvo S60 AWD and 2008-1999 V70 AWD.

Joe Robinson, brand director, Monroe, said: “These new products allow us to bring our OE electronic technology expertise from our advanced suspension technology group to the aftermarket repair channel.”