ArvinMeritor's Latest Sunroof Reduces Weight and Cost

Innovative Guide System Cuts Parts by 50 Percent

FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 11 / -- ArvinMeritor, Inc. shared its latest sunroof innovation, the Next Generation Sunroof (NGS), with OEM customers and media during the first day of the 2007 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. The NGS features an innovative guide system that reduces the number of sub-components by as much as 50 percent when compared to conventional products. This reduction in parts also provides notable weight savings.

"ArvinMeritor's NGS is our answer to OEMs who are asking for a low-weight sunroof that meets consumer expectations for heightened cabin comfort," said Theo Timmerman, vice president and general manager, Roof Systems, with ArvinMeritor's Light Vehicle Systems business group. "In addition to improved headroom, this next generation sunroof provides unsurpassed levels of NVH during operation, and increases the amount of ambient lighting in the interior."

About Light Vehicle Systems

ArvinMeritor's LVS business group is a market leader in the product categories it serves, supplying integrated systems and modules to the world's leading passenger car and light truck OEMs. With advanced technology and systems design expertise in apertures, chassis and wheels, LVS combines high- quality components into cost-effective, performance-based solutions for virtually every car and light truck on the road today.

About ArvinMeritor

ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems, modules and components to the motor vehicle industry. The company serves light vehicle, commercial truck, trailer and specialty original equipment manufacturers and certain aftermarkets. Headquartered in Troy, Mich., ArvinMeritor employs approximately 19,000 people in 25 countries. ArvinMeritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ARM.

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