VB Airsuspension
PL9

PL9

VB-Airsuspension and Mercedes-Benz

VB-Airsuspension is a long-standing partner of Mercedes-Benz. In 2009, following years of preparation and testing, the VB-FullAir 2C air suspension system became available directly ex works for Mercedes-Benz vehicles via option code "PL9".

VB-Airsuspension has also held the "VanPartner by Mercedes-Benz" certificate since 2013.

"VanPartners by Mercedes-Benz" meet the exacting requirements and standards demanded by Mercedes-Benz. Furthermore, VB-Airsuspension has received various approvals from Mercedes-Benz in the form of Letters of Non-Objection, or LONOs.

The VanPartner certificate is shown below, along with an example of one of these approvals.

 

Air suspension from VB-Airsuspension
VB-FullAir (full air suspension) is a fully automatic adjustable solution for suspension problems.

The existing leaf suspension is replaced by a complete air suspension system (including air springs, shock absorbers, a compressor and an electronic control unit). The air suspension system filters out unevenness in the road surface, improving ride comfort.

While driving, the vehicle will constantly remain at the ride height set by VB-Airsuspension (during installation). The driveability and stability of the vehicle are improved, which in turn increases safety.

Benefits of VB-FullAir

Constant ride height

Better protection for fragile/delicate goods

Increased comfort

Kneeling function for loading and unloading goods

Optimum driveability

Less wear on tyres/brakes

Increased stability

More environmentally friendly, lower CO2 emissions

Comfortable transportation of passengers

Spare wheel remains under the vehicle

Kneeling function for allowing passengers to
enter and exit the vehicle

 

The VB-FullAir system can be used for a wide range of situations and applications:

- Ambulances

- Off-road vehicles

- Car transporters

- Passenger transport

- Commercial vehicles

- Emergency rescue vehicles

- Motorhomes

- Wheelchair-accessible vehicles

- Animal transport

- Service vehicles

 

For which types of vehicle is the system available?
The full air suspension from VB-Airsuspension is available ex works for a number of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Air suspension for other types of vehicle can be supplied via the VB-Partner network.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2-3 series  directly ex works / VB-Partner network
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 5 series directly ex works / VB-Partner network
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 5 series 4x4  directly ex works / VB-Partner network
   
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2-3 series 4x4 via VB-Partner network only
Mercedes-Benz Vito / V-Class via VB-Partner network only
Mercedes-Benz Citan via VB-Partner network only
Mercedes-Benz G-Class (on request) via VB-Partner network only


PL9 option
With the PL9 option, air suspension can be ordered ex works for the above-mentioned vehicles. Mercedes-Benz dealers can find this option in their MBKS system. Information for the workplace can be found in the VeDoc (vehicle documentation) system.

Note: possible suspension modifications can normally be found under optional equipment (SA) codes beginning with "C", however the air suspension can be found under optional equipment codes beginning with "P": PL9. Special packages (customer request codes) have also been added by Mercedes-Benz for specific applications. In addition to the air suspension, the air suspension options in this package are tailored to specific applications, for example ambulances and car transporters.

Maintenance, parts and warranty
The maintenance, parts supply and warranty of your air suspension system is taken care of by Mercedes-Benz. Parts for the system should therefore be ordered from the Mercedes-Benz dealer.

Parts for the air suspension system can be found in the "WIS" (Workplace Information System) program.

Victor Benno