C7 Tech Tip: Magnetic Ride Control (MRC) Upgrade

C7 Tech Tip: Magnetic Ride Control (MRC) Upgrade

MRC is GM’s proprietary adaptive suspension system found on some C7 Corvettes.  According to the release, the software update consists of new software calibrations that improve performance and response while bettering ride quality.  Here’s the full list of C7 Chevrolet Corvette models that benefit from new Magnetic Ride Control calibrations:

  • 2014-16 Stingray with Z51 features new calibrations in Tour and Sport modes.
  • 2016 Stingray (non-Z51) features new calibrations in Tour, Sport, and Track modes.
  • 2015-16 Z06 (non-Z07) features new calibrations in Tour, Sport, and Track modes.
  • 2015-16 Z06 with Z07 Performance Package features new calibrations in Tour, Sport, and Track modes.

“These new calibrations leverage the latest tuning strategies of the Corvette development team to offer increased performance, while improving ride quality,” said Jim Campbell, GM’s U.S. vice president of performance vehicles and motorsports. “The result is a greater feeling of balance and more linear responses to driver inputs — changes you’ll feel and appreciate immediately.”

New Corvettes equipped with Magnetic Ride Control get the new software update while current owners with the setup will need $350 and some time to spend at a local Chevrolet dealer. Chevrolet confirms that there are no hardware changes and the new calibration is factory backed with no effect on warranties.  Consult your Chevrolet Service Advisor for more information.

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