Magneti Marelli Full-LED headlights fitted on the new Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee

Adaptive lighting systems by Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting also on Mercedes Maybach S-Class and BMW X4

The Geneva International Motor Show is a showcase for Magneti Marelli technology on the
most important European and worldwide previews, on display until 18 March at the Palexpo.
There is particular focus on the two most important new cars presented by Jeep, which
feature Magneti Marelli advanced lighting solutions.
In particular, the classic nose of the Jeep Wrangler, now in its fourth generation, integrates
two full-LED headlights supplied by Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting, which combine
tradition and advanced technology, inserting LED modules in the classic round shape. The
low beam module is composed of 7 LEDs plus 2 supplementary LEDs with a reflective
system to improve visibility. The high beams use a module with 5 LEDs. The use of a full-
LED system allows for a reduction of 0.7 grams of CO 2 per kilometre, and reduces energy
consumption by approximately 1/6, compared to traditional halogen modules.
Automotive Lighting technology has also been adopted for the new Jeep Cherokee model
presented in Geneva, which is fitted with full-LED headlights and LED rear lights. The upper
section of the elongated headlight carries the LEDs dedicated to DRL (Daylight Running
Light), while two modules are located below for low beams, with 7 LEDs plus one reflective
LED, and high beams, with 5 LEDs which illuminate the road with 1900 lumens, double that
of a halogen system. Again, in this case, the use of LEDs allows for a significant reduction in
terms of consumption and emissions.
Returning to the Jeep Wrangler, which has been presented in the Sport, Sahara and Rubicon
versions, Magneti Marelli has also supplied the instrument cluster, which combines circular
analogue elements with a 3.5” colour TFT display or a modern state of the art configurable 7”
HD colour TFT display. The display provides information on safety systems such as Parking
Assistant, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear cross-path detection, as well as the front and
lateral inclination of the vehicle.
Magneti Marelli is also present at the Geneva International Motor Show on Mercedes-Benz,
on the flagship Maybach S-Class. This vehicle uses full-LED matrix front lighting systems
with Multibeam technology, and LED rear lights. The car is equipped with the “welcome”
function, which activates the lighting remotely with the unlocking and locking of the doors,
with a dynamic play of lights completed with blue LED strips colouring the headlights. The headlights are equipped with ADB (Adaptive Driving Beam), which partitions the light beam
in order to avoid dazzling vehicles in front. Again, in the lighting sector, Magneti Marelli has also supplied the full-LED headlights with adaptive system for the new BMW X4 and the restyled 2 Series Gran Tourer, which also
uses components for the suspension system supplied by Magneti Marelli.
Focus on electronic systems for PSA: at the Geneva show, Peugeot has presented the
completely restyled 508, that features a digital, configurable instrument cluster by Magneti
Marelli. The company will also supply the 8” secondary display with touchscreen technology
for the infotainment system.
Remaining in the area of electronic systems, the new Citroën Berlingo has adopted the
Magneti Marelli 8” display for the infotainment system.
The company has also made its contribution to the updating of the Škoda Fabia, which
adopts a new LED front lighting system. For the new Kodiaq L&K edition, technology from
the company is present in Exhaust System components and Powertrain (motorised throttle,
and GDI pump and injectors for the 1.4L petrol engine).

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