ArvinMeritor Showcases New Large-Opening Multi-Panel Roof System at IAA Frankfurt Motor Show

FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 11 / -- ArvinMeritor, Inc. is showcasing its new convertible-like, large-opening multi-panel roof system installed in the highly popular Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7 in the company's IAA Frankfurt Motor Show stand found in Hall 8, Booth A14.

The adaptable modular roof system allows OEMs more styling options from the same basic body-in-white. The system can accommodate a choice of glass panel configurations from a simple, one-panel layout to a complex system featuring multiple moveable panels. To minimize buffeting and noise in the cabin, a side-guided roller blind or a glass wind deflector can be incorporated.

"Through the versatility of this product, ArvinMeritor provides a tangible market benefit to OEMs who are responding to the growing demand for more lifestyle characteristics from their vehicles," said Theo Timmerman, vice president and general manager, Roof Systems, within ArvinMeritor's Light Vehicle Systems business group. "The end result is an amazing driving experience without sacrifices to noise, styling or comfort."

To improve flexibility for the OEM's assembly methods, the large-opening multi-panel roof system can be either top- or bottom-loaded, and can be incorporated into ArvinMeritor's innovative long-fiber injection roof module allowing for extensive integration of other components such as roof-rack fixings, antennae, roof beams and interior headlining components.

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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