ArvinMeritor Introduces All-Wheel Drive Capability to the European Market

HANNOVER, Germany, -- ArvinMeritor, Inc. (NYSE: ARM) today announced the expansion of its successful European hub reduction product line, with the MX series of front drive steer axles, targeted particularly for heavy construction and military applications.

Available initially with a 13-tonne gross axle rating and ratios from 3.46 to 7.21, the MX front drive axles are designed for use in 4x4, 6x6 and 8x6 applications.

"With the MX, ArvinMeritor is now able to offer its European customers a fully integrated, high GVW all-wheel drive solution," said Alex Mortali, vice president, Europe, ArvinMeritor. "Meritor's MX front drive steer axle is an ideal solution for those customers seeking improved product performance."

Optimized ratio matching with the Meritor rear axles allows for seamless all-wheel drive engagement and disengagement while driving which reduces wear on the transfer case and gear set resulting in improved durability. Steering angles of up to 45 degrees for drum and 50 degrees for air disc brake configurations provide vehicles with enhanced maneuverability and simplified vehicle maintenance.

The MX utilizes Meritor's proven carrier technology and comes with the following additional features:

-- Available curvic coupling differential lock

-- Full range of Meritor drum and disc brake options

-- Compatibility for defense and low traction applications that require central tire inflation

About ArvinMeritor

ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems, modules and components to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket for the transportation and industrial sectors. The company serves commercial truck, trailer and specialty original equipment manufacturers and certain aftermarkets, and light vehicle manufacturers. ArvinMeritor marked its centennial anniversary in 2009, celebrating a long history of 'forward thinking.' ArvinMeritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ARM. For important information about the company, visit

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