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152
Driving and operating
AWD
Electric propulsion is available for
Drive systems
speeds below 135 km/h.
The all-wheel drive mode improves
Drive modes
the grip of the vehicle. The vehicle is
The plug-in hybrid vehicle provides
driven by front and rear axle.
All-wheel drive
several drive modes.
Depending on the driving situation
The all-wheel drive system enhances
and the charge level of the high
driving characteristics and stability,
voltage battery, the vehicle can be
and helps to achieve the best
driven 100% electrically.
possible driveability.
All-wheel drive 3 152
In all-wheel drive mode, the front axle
is driven by the combustion engine or
Sport
the electrical engine, the rear axle is
driven by a second electrical engine.
This mode combines the power of the
combustion engine and the electrical
engine for a dynamic driving style.
Hybrid
Hybrid mode focuses on optimising
the vehicle's fuel consumption.
The drive modes can be selected via
Combustion engine and electrical
the drive mode selector. The selected
engine operate together or in
drive mode is indicated in the Driver
alternation depending on driving
Information Centre and in the Driver
conditions and driving style.
Info Display. Selecting a drive mode
is only possible if READY is displayed
Electric
in the instrument cluster.
Hybrid system active 3 96.
In this mode, the vehicle is driven by
the electric engine only. Electric
mode is the default mode.
Driving and operating
153
All-wheel drive mode can be
ABS starts to regulate brake pressure
Brakes
activated using the driving mode
as soon as a wheel shows a tendency
switch. Activation is shown in the
to lock. The vehicle remains
The brake system comprises two
Driver Information Centre and the Info
steerable, even during hard braking.
independent brake circuits.
Display.
ABS control is made apparent
If a brake circuit fails, the vehicle can
Driver Information Centre 3 101
through a pulse in the brake pedal
still be braked using the other brake
and the noise of the regulation
Info Display 3 103
circuit. However, braking effect is
process.
All-wheel drive is available for speeds
achieved only when the brake pedal
below 135 km/h.
is depressed firmly. Considerably
For optimum braking, keep the brake
more force is needed for this. The
pedal fully depressed throughout the
braking distance is extended. Seek
braking process, despite the fact that
the assistance of a workshop before
the pedal is pulsating. Do not reduce
continuing the journey.
the pressure on the pedal.
When the engine is not running, the
When braking in an emergency, the
support of the brake servo unit
hazard warning flashers are switched
disappears once the brake pedal has
on automatically depending on the
been depressed once or twice.
force of deceleration. They are
Braking effect is not reduced, but
switched off automatically the first
braking requires significantly greater
time you accelerate.
force. It is especially important to bear
After starting off, the system performs
this in mind when being towed.
a self-test which may be audible.
Control indicator m 3 96.
Antilock brake system
Antilock brake system (ABS)
prevents the wheels from locking.
Control indicator u 3 97.
154
Driving and operating
Fault
Electric parking brake
The electric parking brake can always
be activated, even if the ignition is off.
9 Warning
Do not operate electric parking brake
system too often without engine
If there is a fault in the ABS, the
running as this will discharge the
wheels may be liable to lock due
vehicle battery.
to braking that is heavier than
normal. The advantages of ABS
Releasing
are no longer available. During
Switch on ignition. Keep foot brake
hard braking, the vehicle can no
pedal depressed and then push
longer be steered and may
switch
j
swerve.
Drive away function
Have the cause of the fault remedied
Vehicles with manual transmission:
by a workshop.
Depressing the clutch pedal and then
Applying when vehicle is stationary
slightly releasing the clutch pedal and
slightly depressing the accelerator
Parking brake
9 Warning
pedal releases the electric parking
brake automatically. This is only
Pull switch m for a minimum of
9 Warning
possible if the automatic operation of
1 second until control indicator m
the electric parking brake is activated.
Before leaving the vehicle, check
illuminates constantly and electric
It is not possible when switch m is
parking brake status. Control
parking brake is applied 3 96. The
pulled at the same time.
indicator
j
illuminate constantly
electric parking brake operates
automatically with adequate force.
Vehicles with automatic transmission:
when electric parking brake is
Engaging D and then depressing the
applied.
Before leaving the vehicle, check
accelerator pedal releases the
the electric parking brake status.
electric parking brake automatically.
Control indicator m 3 96.
This is only possible if the automatic
Driving and operating
155
operation of the electric parking brake
Automatic operation
If the vehicle is equipped with an
is activated. It is not possible when
Automatic operation includes
automatic transmission and the brake
switch m is pulled at the same time.
automatic application and automatic
is not released automatically, make
release of the electric parking brake.
sure the front doors are correctly
Braking when vehicle is moving
closed.
The electric parking brake can also be
When the vehicle is moving and the
applied or released manually by using
Deactivation of automatic operation
switch
j
is kept pulled, the electric
the switch
j
1. Start the engine.
parking brake system will decelerate
Automatic application:
2. If the parking brake is released,
the vehicle. As soon as the switch
apply the parking brake pulling the
j
is released, braking will be
● The electric parking brake is
switch
j
stopped.
automatically applied when the
vehicle is stationary and the
3. Take your foot off the brake pedal.
The antilock brake system and the
Electronic Stability Control stabilise
ignition is switched off.
4. Press the switch
j
for at least
the vehicle while the switch
j
is kept
j
illuminates in the instrument
10 seconds and maximum
pulled. If an error of the electric
cluster and a display message
15 seconds.
parking brake occurs, a warning
pops up to confirm the
5. Release the switch m.
message is displayed in the driver
application.
6. Press and hold the brake pedal.
information centre. If the antilock
Automatic release:
brake system and the Electronic
7. Pull the switch
j
for 2 seconds.
● Parking brake releases
Stability Control fail, one or both
The deactivation of the automatic
automatically after moving off.
indicators i and J illuminate in the
operation of the electric parking brake
j
extinguishes in the
instrument cluster. In this case,
is confirmed by o illuminating in the
stability can only be provided by
instrument cluster and a display
instrument cluster 3 96. The electric
repeatedly pulling and pushing the
message pops up to confirm the
parking brake can only be applied and
switch
j
until the vehicle is
release.
released manually.
immobilised.
To reactivate the automatic
operation, repeat the steps described
above.
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Driving and operating
Functionality check
Maintain steady pressure on the
If the selector lever is in B, energy is
When the vehicle is not moving, the
brake pedal as long as full braking is
recuperated when the accelerator
electric parking brake might be
required. Maximum brake force is
pedal is lifted.
applied automatically. This is done to
automatically reduced when brake
Automatic transmission electrified
check the system.
pedal is released.
3 147
Fault
Hill start assist
Failure mode of electric parking brake
is indicated by a control indicator j
The system helps prevent unintended
and by a vehicle message which is
movement when driving away on
displayed in the Driver Information
inclines.
Centre.
When releasing the brake pedal after
Vehicle messages 3 107.
stopping on an incline, brakes remain
on for further 2 seconds. The brakes
Control indicator
j
flashes: electric
release automatically as soon as the
parking brake is not fully applied or
vehicle begins to accelerate.
released. When continuously
flashing, release electric parking
brake and retry applying.
Regenerative braking
Regenerative braking generates
electrical energy resulting from
Brake assist
braking to charge the high voltage
If brake pedal is depressed quickly
battery. Regenerative power may be
and forcefully, maximum brake force
limited when the high voltage battery
is automatically applied.
is fully charged.
Operation of brake assist might
If the selector lever is in D, energy is
become apparent by a pulse in the
recuperated when the brake pedal is
brake pedal and a greater resistance
depressed.
when depressing the brake pedal.
Driving and operating
157
individually. This considerably
Deactivation
Ride control systems
improves the driving stability of the
vehicle on slippery road surfaces.
Electronic Stability Control
and Traction Control system
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
improves driving stability when
necessary, regardless of the type of
road surface or tyre grip.
As soon as the vehicle starts to
swerve (understeer / oversteer),
ESC and traction control system are
engine output is reduced and the
operational after each engine start as
wheels are braked individually.
soon as the control indicator b
extinguishes.
ESC operates in combination with the
ESC and traction control system can
traction control system. It prevents
When ESC and traction control
be deactivated, everytime it is
the driven wheels from spinning.
system operate, b flashes.
required: press a.
The traction control system is a
9 Warning
The LED in the button a illuminates.
component of the ESC.
A status message appears in the
The traction control system improves
Do not let this special safety
Driver Information Centre when ESC
driving stability when necessary,
feature tempt you into taking risks
and traction control system are
regardless of the type of road surface
when driving.
deactivated.
or tyre grip, by preventing the driven
Adapt speed to the road
wheels from spinning.
ESC and traction control system are
conditions.
reactivated by pressing the a button
As soon as the driven wheels starts to
again, by applying the brake or in the
spin, engine output is reduced and
Control indicator b 3 97.
case that the vehicle is driven faster
the wheel spinning the most is braked
than 50 km/h.
158
Driving and operating
The LED in the button a extinguishes
as stones among others and on
when ESC and traction control
terrain with steep inclines and
system are reactivated.
poor grip.
ESC and traction control system are
Do not cross waters.
also reactivated the next time the
ignition is switched on.
Caution
Fault
When driving off-road, sudden
If there is a fault in the system, the
motion and manoeuvres can
control indicator b illuminates
cause a collision or losing control.
continuously and a message appears
in the Driver Information Centre. The
Selective ride control is designed to
Selective ride control allows to
system is not operational.
optimise traction in low-grip
choose between five driving modes:
Have the cause of the fault remedied
conditions (snow, mud and sand).
by a workshop.
● ESC off mode 9
It adapts to the terrain by acting on the
front wheels, in doing so this saves
● standard mode 2
Selective ride control
the weight normally associated with a
● snow mode 3
more conventional four wheel drive
● mud mode 4
Caution
system.
1
● sand mode
The vehicle is designed to drive
The several modes can be activated
principally on-road, but it also
by turning the control.
enables driving off-road
A LED illuminates and a status
occasionally.
message appears in the Driver
However, do not drive on terrain
Information Centre to confirm the
where the vehicle could be
chosen mode.
damaged due to obstacles, such
Driving and operating
159
ESC off mode 9
available traction. Recommended in
Caution
cases of deep snow and steep
The ESC and Traction Control are
inclines.
deactivated in this mode.
Do not use the other modes on
This mode is active up to a speed of
sand as the vehicle may become
A LED in the button a illuminates.
50 km/h.
stuck.
ESC and Traction Control are
Mud mode 4
reactivated automatically from
Sport mode
50 km/h or everytime the ignition is
This mode allows considerable wheel
switched on.
spin at start-up for the wheel with the
least grip, this removes mud and re-
Standard mode 2
establishes traction.
This mode is calibrated for a low level
Simultaneously, the wheel with the
of wheel spin, based on the different
most grip is provided with the most
types of grip generally encountered in
torque possible.
normal day to day driving.
This mode is active up to a speed of
Everytime the ignition is switched off,
80 km/h.
the system is automatically reset to
this mode.
Sand mode
1
This mode allows a small amount of
Snow mode 3
simultaneous wheel spin on the two
Sport mode adapts the settings of
This mode adapts to the grip
drive wheels, enabling the vehicle to
some vehicle systems to a sportier
conditions encountered by each
advance and reduce the risk of
driving style.
wheel when starting.
sinking.
When advancing, the system
This mode is active up to a speed of
Activation
optimises wheel spin to guarantee the
120 km/h.
Press SPORT when engine is
best acceleration based on the
running.
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Driving and operating
LED in the button illuminates when
The cruise control can store and
Driver assistance
sport mode is active and a status
maintain speeds above 40 km/h.
message appears in the Driver
systems
Additionally at least the third gear
Information Centre.
must be engaged on manual
transmission, on automatic
Deactivation
9 Warning
transmission position D or the second
or a higher gear in position M must be
Briefly press SPORT. Sport mode is
Driver assistance systems are
selected.
deactivated the next time the ignition
developed to support the driver
is switched on.
Deviations from the stored speeds
and not to replace the driver's
may occur when driving uphill or
attention.
downhill.
The driver accepts full
The system maintains the vehicle
responsibility when driving the
speed at the preset speed by the
vehicle.
driver, without any action on the
When using driver assistance
accelerator pedal.
systems, always take care
The preset speed can be exceeded
regarding the current traffic
temporarily by pressing the
situation.
accelerator pedal firmly.
The status and preset speed is
Cruise control
displayed in the Driver Information
The cruise control can store and
Centre.
maintain speeds above 25 mph.
Do not use the cruise control if it is not
Additionally at least the third gear
advisable to maintain a constant
must be engaged on manual
speed.
transmission, on automatic
transmission position D or the second
Control indicator m 3 100.
or a higher gear in position M must be
selected.
Driving and operating
161
Switching on the system
Accelerate to the desired speed and
move thumb wheel once briefly to
SET/-. The current speed is stored
and maintained. Accelerator pedal
can be released.
The preset speed can then be
changed by moving thumb wheel to
RES/+ to increase or SET/- to
decrease the speed. Move thumb
wheel repeatedly to change speed in
small steps, move and hold to change
speed in large steps.
Activation of the functionality
Press m, symbol m and a message
Setting speed by the driver
are displayed in the Driver
Information Centre. The system is still
not active.
Speed value is indicated in the Driver
Information Centre.
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Driving and operating
Adopting speed by the speed limit
Exceeding the set speed
Resume stored speed
recognition
Vehicle speed can be increased by
Move thumb wheel to RES/+ at a
The intelligent speed adaptation
depressing the accelerator pedal.
speed above 40 km/h. The stored
informs the driver when a speed limit
When the accelerator pedal is
speed will be obtained.
is detected by the speed limit
released, the previously stored speed
recognition. The detected speed limit
is resumed.
Switching off the system
can be used as new value for the
cruise control.
Press m, the cruise control mode is
Deactivation of the functionality
deselected and the cruise control
Using the camera at the top of the
Press Ñ, cruise control is in pause
indication extinguishes in the Driver
windscreen, this system detects and
mode and a message is displayed.
Information Centre.
reads speed limit and end of speed
The vehicle is driven without cruise
limit signs.
Pressing ß to activate the speed
control.
limiter deactivates cruise control.
If the cruise control is active, the
Cruise control is deactivated, but not
recognised speed limit will be
Switching off the ignition cancels any
switched off. Last stored speed
displayed in the Driver Information
programmed speed value.
remains in memory for later speed
Centre and MEM illuminates.
resume.
Fault
Press MEM on the steering wheel to
Cruise control is deactivated
request saving of the suggested
In the event of a cruise control fault,
automatically:
speed.
the speed is cleared resulting in
● The brake pedal is depressed.
flashing of the dashes.
Press MEM on the steering wheel
once more to confirm and save the
● Vehicle speed is below 40 km/h.
The speed limit recognition may not
new speed setting.
operate correctly if traffic signs do not
● The Traction Control system or
This speed is the new value for the
Electronic Stability Control is
comply with the Vienna Convention
cruise control.
operating.
on Road Signs and Signals.
The function can be deactivated or
● The selector lever is in N
activated in the personalisation menu
(automatic transmission), first or
3 108.
second gear (manual
transmission).
Driving and operating
163
Speed limiter
Switching on the system
The speed limiter prevents the
vehicle from exceeding a preset
maximum speed.
The maximum speed can be set at
speeds above 30 km/h.
The driver can accelerate the vehicle
up to the preset speed. Deviations
from the limited speed may occur
when driving downhill.
The preset speed can be exceeded
temporarily by pressing the
Activation of the functionality
accelerator pedal fully.
Press ß, symbol ß and a message
The status and preset speed limit are
Setting speed by the driver
are displayed in the Driver
displayed in the Driver Information
Information Centre. The system is still
Centre.
not active.
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Driving and operating
Accelerate to the desired speed and
If the speed limiter is active, the
move thumb wheel once briefly to
recognised speed limit will be
SET/-. The current speed is stored as
displayed in the Driver Information
maximum speed.
Centre and MEM illuminates.
The preset maximum speed can be
Press MEM on the steering wheel to
set by pressing thumb wheel to
request saving of the suggested
RES/+ to increase or SET/- to
speed limit.
decrease the desired maximum
Press MEM on the steering wheel
speed. Move thumb wheel repeatedly
once more to confirm and save the
to change speed in small steps, move
new speed setting.
and hold to change speed in large
This speed is the new value for the
steps.
speed limiter.
Press Ñ to activate speed limiter.
The function can be activated or
deactivated in the personalisation
Adopting speed by the speed limit
recognition
menu 3 108.
The intelligent speed adaptation
Exceeding the speed limit
informs the driver when a speed limit
is detected by the speed limit
In the event of an emergency, it is
recognition. The detected speed limit
possible to exceed the speed limit by
can be used as new value for the
depressing the accelerator pedal
speed limiter.
fully. In this case the preset speed
Using the camera at the top of the
value flashes.
windscreen, this system detects and
Release the accelerator pedal and
reads speed limit and end of speed
the speed limiter function is
Speed value is indicated in the Driver
limit signs.
reactivated once a speed lower than
Information Centre.
the limit speed is obtained.
Driving and operating
165
Deactivation of the functionality
Fault
to follow the vehicle ahead, but will
not exceed the set speed. It may
Press Ñ, speed limiter is in pause
In the event of a speed limiter fault,
apply limited braking with activated
mode and a message is displayed.
the speed is cleared resulting in
brake lights.
The vehicle is driven without speed
flashing of the dashes.
If the vehicle ahead accelerates or
limiter.
The speed limit recognition may not
changes lane, the adaptive cruise
Speed limiter is deactivated, but not
operate correctly if traffic signs do not
control progressively accelerates the
switched off. Last stored speed
comply with the Vienna Convention
vehicle to return to the stored set
remains in memory for later speed
on Road Signs and Signals.
speed. If the driver operates a the turn
resume.
lights to overtake a slower vehicle, the
Adaptive cruise control
adaptive cruise control allows the
Resume limit speed
vehicle to temporarily approach the
The adaptive cruise control is an
Press Ñ, the stored speed limit will be
vehicle ahead to help passing it.
enhancement to the conventional
obtained.
However, the set speed will never be
cruise control with the additional
exceeded.
feature of maintaining a certain
Switching off the system
following distance to the vehicle
The adaptive cruise control can store
Press ß, the speed limiter mode is
ahead. It uses radar and camera
set speeds over 30 km/h for manual
deselected and the speed limit
sensors to detect the vehicles ahead.
transmission. If the vehicle ahead is
indication extinguishes in the Driver
If no vehicle is detected in the driving
moving too slowly and the selected
Information Centre.
path, the adaptive cruise control will
following distance cannot be
behave like a conventional cruise
maintained anymore, a warning
Pressing m to activate cruise control
control.
chime is given and a message is
deactivates speed limiter.
displayed in the Driver Information
The adaptive cruise control
The preset speed remains in the
Centre. The message prompts the
automatically decelerates the vehicle
memory when the ignition is switched
driver to take back control of the
when approaching a slower moving
off.
vehicle. On vehicles with automatic
vehicle. It then adjusts the vehicle
transmission, the system can brake
speed to follow the vehicle ahead at
the vehicle until a full stop.
the selected following distance. The
vehicle speed increases or decreases
166
Driving and operating
9 Warning
The complete driver attention is
always required while driving with
adaptive cruise control. The driver
stays fully in control of the vehicle
because the brake pedal, the
accelerator pedal and the button
Ñ have priority over any adaptive
cruise control operation.
Switching on the system
Activation of the functionality
The speed value is indicated in the
Driver Information Centre.
Setting speed by the driver
The preset speed can then be
The adaptive cruise control has to be
changed by moving thumb wheel to
switched on manually at a speed
RES/+ to increase or SET/- to
between 30 km/h and 180 km/h. For
decrease the speed. Move thumb
vehicles with automatic transmission,
wheel repeatedly to change speed in
the automatic selector lever must be
small steps, move and hold to change
in position D or M.
speed in large steps.
Accelerate to the desired speed and
When the adaptive cruise control is
move the thumb wheel to SET/-. The
operating, the stop-start system is
current speed is stored and
automatically deactivated.
maintained.
Press C, the symbol C is indicated in
the Driver Information Centre. The
system is still not active.
Driving and operating
167
Adopting speed by the speed limit
Overriding set speed
Adaptive cruise control on
recognition
vehicles with automatic
It is always possible to drive faster
The intelligent speed adaptation
transmission
than the selected set speed by
informs the driver when a speed limit
depressing the accelerator pedal.
For vehicles with automatic
is detected by the speed limit
When the accelerator pedal is
transmission, adaptive cruise control
recognition. The detected speed limit
released, the vehicle returns to the
allows to maintain the selected
can be taken over as new set speed
stored speed. If a slower moving
distance behind a stopping vehicle
for the adaptive cruise control.
vehicle is ahead, the following
until a complete stop is reached.
Using the camera at the top of the
distance selected by the driver is
windscreen, this system detects and
If the system has stopped your
restored.
reads speed limit and end of speed
vehicle behind another vehicle, then
If the set speed is exceeded, the
the set speed is replaced by a green
limit signs.
indicated speed setting flashes in the
control indicator .. This symbol
If the adaptive cruise control is active,
Driver Information Centre and a
notifies, that the vehicle is hold
the recognised speed limit will be
warning message appears.
automatically in stop position.
displayed in the Driver Information
Centre and MEM illuminates.
If the stopped vehicle ahead was
9 Warning
stopped for a longer time and then
Press MEM on the steering wheel to
begins to move forward, the green
request saving of the suggested
Accelerating by the driver
illuminated vehicle ahead control
speed.
deactivates automatic braking by
the system. This is indicated as a
indicator . will flash and a warning
Press MEM on the steering wheel
pop-up warning in the Driver
chime will sound as a reminder to
once more to confirm and save the
Information Centre.
check traffic before resuming.
new speed setting.
When the vehicle ahead drives away,
This speed limit is now the new set
Resuming stored speed
press the accelerator pedal until
speed of the adaptive cruise control.
30 km/h and then move the thumb
The function can be activated or
Move the thumb wheel to RES/+ at a
wheel to SET- or RES+ to resume
deactivated in the personalisation
speed above 30 km/h. The adaptive
adaptive cruise control. If the vehicle
menu 3 108.
cruise control is activated with the
stays stopped for more than
stored set speed.
5 minutes or if the driver's door is
168
Driving and operating
opened and the driver's seat belt is
The following distance can be set to
Detecting the vehicle ahead
unfastened, then the electric parking
close (1 bar), normal (2 bars) or far (3
If the system detects a vehicle in the
brake is applied automatically to hold
bars).
driving path, the adaptive cruise
the vehicle. Control indicator m will
If the engine is running and the
control symbol displayed in the Driver
illuminate. To release electric parking
adaptive cruise control is enabled
brake, press the accelerator pedal.
Information Centre changes: - is
(grey), you can modify the following
changed to w.
Electric parking brake 3 154.
distance setting:
Press Ö, the current setting is shown
Deactivation of the functionality
9 Warning
in the Driver Information Centre.
Press Ö again to change the following
When the system is deactivated or
distance: The new setting is
cancelled, the vehicle will no
displayed in the Driver Information
longer be held at a stop and can
Centre.
start moving. Be always prepared
to manually apply the brake to hold
The selected following distance is
the vehicle stationary.
indicated by full bars in the adaptive
cruise control page.
Do not leave the vehicle while it is
being held at a stop by adaptive
9 Warning
cruise control. Always move
selector lever to park position P
The driver accepts full
and switch off the ignition before
responsibility for the appropriate
leaving the vehicle.
Press Ñ, the adaptive cruise control
following distance based on traffic,
is in pause mode and a message is
weather and visibility conditions.
Setting the following distance
displayed. The vehicle is driven
Following distance must be
without adaptive cruise control.
When adaptive cruise control detects
adjusted or the system switched
a slower moving vehicle in the driving
off when required by the prevailing
The adaptive cruise control is
path, it will adjust the vehicle speed to
conditions.
deactivated, but not disabled. The
maintain the following distance
last stored set speed remains in
selected by the driver.
memory for later usage.
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169
The adaptive cruise control is
Switching off the ignition deletes the
System limits
deactivated automatically when:
stored set speed.
The brake pedal is depressed.
9 Warning
Driver's attention
The vehicle accelerates above
Use the adaptive cruise control
The system's automatic brake
180 km/h or slows down below
carefully on bends or mountain
force does not permit hard braking
30 km/h.
roads, as it can lose the vehicle
and the braking level may not be
The electric parking brake is
ahead and needs time to detect it
sufficient to avoid a collision.
applied.
again.
The Traction Control system or
After a sudden lane change, the
Do not use the system on
Electronic Stability Control is
system needs a certain time to
slippery roads as it can create
deactivated or operating.
detect the next preceding
rapid changes in tyre traction
The selector lever of automatic
vehicle. So if a new vehicle is
(wheel spinning), so that you
transmissions is neither in D nor
detected, the system may
could lose control of the vehicle.
in M.
accelerate instead of braking.
Do not use the adaptive cruise
A fault is detected in the
The adaptive cruise control does
control during rain, snow or
Electronic Stability Control or the
ignore the oncoming traffic.
heavy dirt, as the radar sensor
radar system.
can be covered by a water film,
The adaptive cruise control does
dust, ice or snow. This reduces or
not consider pedestrians and
Switching off the system
suppresses completely the
animals for braking and driving
visibility. In case of sensor
off.
Press C, the adaptive cruise control
mode is disabled and the adaptive
blockage, clean the sensor
The adaptive cruise control
cruise control indication extinguishes
cover.
considers stopped vehicles only
in the Driver Information Centre.
Do not use the system when the
at low speed.
Pressing ß to activate the speed
spare wheel is in use.
limiter deactivates adaptive cruise
control.
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● Do not use the adaptive cruise
future bend change. The system may
control has a limited visibility range, a
control when towing a trailer.
lose the current vehicle ahead or
limited braking level and a certain
consider a vehicle which is not in the
reaction time to verify if a vehicle is on
● Do not use the adaptive cruise
actual lane. This can happen when
the driving path or not. Adaptive
control on roads with an incline of
entering or exiting a bend or if the
cruise control may not be able to
more than 10%.
bend gets stronger or weaker. If it no
brake the vehicle in time to avoid a
As the radar's field of detection is
longer detects any vehicle ahead,
collision with a much slower vehicle or
quite narrow, it is possible that the
then control indicator A will
after a lane change. This is
system may not detect:
extinguish.
particularly true while driving fast or if
● vehicles of reduced width, e.g.
the visibility is reduced due to weather
If the centrifugal force is too high in a
motorcycles, scooters
conditions.
bend, the system slows down the
● vehicles not running in the middle
vehicle slightly. This braking level is
While entering or exiting a motorway,
of the lane
not designed to avoid spinning-off the
adaptive cruise control may lose the
● vehicles entering a corner
bend. The driver is responsible for
vehicle ahead and accelerate up to
reducing the selected speed before
the set speed. For this reason,
● vehicles suddenly pulling out
entering a bend and in general to
decrease the set speed before the
adapt the speed to the road type and
exit or before the entry.
Bends
to existing speed limits.
Vehicle path changes
The adaptive cruise control calculates
a predicted path based on the
Motorways
If another vehicle enters your driving
centrifugal force. This predicted path
On motorways, adapt the set speed
path, adaptive cruise control will first
considers the current bend
to the situation and the weather.
consider the vehicle when it is
characteristic, but cannot consider a
Always consider that adaptive cruise
completely in your path. Be ready to
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take action and depress the brake
Radar unit
Fault
pedal, if you need to brake more
In the event of a fault with the adaptive
quickly.
cruise control, you are alerted by the
Hill considerations
illumination of a warning light and the
display of a message in the
instrument panel, accompanied by an
audible signal.
The adaptive cruise control may not
operate correctly if traffic signs do not
comply with the Vienna Convention
on Road Signs and Signals.
Have the system checked by a dealer
9 Warning
or a qualified workshop.
The radar unit is located in the middle
Do not use the adaptive cruise
As a safety measure, do not use the
of the front bumper.
control on steep hill roads.
system if the brake lights are faulty.
Do not use the system if the front
System performance on hills depends
9 Warning
bumper is damaged.
on vehicle speed, vehicle load, traffic
The radar unit was aligned
conditions and the road incline. It may
Forward collision alert
carefully during manufacture.
not detect a vehicle in your path while
Therefore, in the event of a front-
The forward collision alert may help to
driving on hills. On steep hills, you
end impact, do not use the system.
avoid or reduce the harm caused by
may have to use the accelerator
The front bumper may appear to
front-end crashes.
pedal to maintain your vehicle speed.
be intact, however the sensor
When going downhill you may have to
The forward collision alert uses the
behind may be affected and react
brake to maintain or reduce your
front camera in the windscreen and a
incorrectly. After an accident,
speed.
radar unit located behind the front
consult a workshop to verify and
bumper of the vehicle to detect a
Note that applying the brake
adjust the radar unit position.
vehicle directly ahead, in your path.
deactivates the system.
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If a vehicle directly ahead is
With radar sensor and front camera
approaching a vehicle ahead too
approached too quickly, a warning
Forward collision alert detects
rapidly, it may not provide you
chime and alert in the Driver
vehicles in forward gear in the range
enough time to avoid a collision.
Information Centre is provided.
between walking speed and
The driver accepts full
140 km/h.
responsibility for the appropriate
9 Warning
Alerting the driver
following distance based on traffic,
weather and visibility conditions.
Forward collision alert is just a
The driver is warned by following
warning system and does not
The complete attention of the
alerts:
apply the brakes. When
driver is always required while
Symbol , illuminates and a
approaching a vehicle ahead too
driving. The driver must always be
rapidly, it may not provide you
warning message is displayed in
ready to take action and apply the
enough time to avoid a collision.
the Driver Information Center,
brakes.
when the distance to the vehicle
The driver accepts full
ahead gets to small.
responsibility for the appropriate
Caution
following distance based on traffic,
Symbol , illuminates, a warning
weather and visibility conditions.
message is displayed in the
The colour lighting of this control
Driver Information Center and a
The complete attention of the
indicator does not correspond to
warning chime sounds, when a
driver is always required while
local traffic laws on following
collision is imminent and
driving. The driver must always be
distance. The driver bears full
immediate driver's action is
ready to take action and apply the
responsibility for maintaining safe
required.
brakes.
following distance according to
applicable traffic rules, weather
9 Warning
Activation
and road conditions etc. at all
times.
If equipped only with front camera the
Forward collision alert is just a
forward collision alert detects
warning system and does not
vehicles in forward gear in the range
apply the brakes. When
between walking speed and 85 km/h.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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