What is Mercedes-Benz DISTRONIC PLUS?

December 8th, 2017 by

Mercedes-Benz GLE 400

You’ll find DISTRONIC PLUS available on a wide range of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles, including:

Find out what this driver assistance feature is and how it works, and test it out near Kitchener at Mercedes-Benz Kitchener-Waterloo.

Q: What’s the purpose of DISTRONIC PLUS?

A: DISTRONIC PLUS is an advanced adaptive cruise control system that operates when you press the vehicle’s cruise control button. This system is able to automatically brake and accelerate for you and keeps a set distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.

Q: At what speeds is DISTRONIC PLUS able to operate?

A: Unlike some adaptive cruise control systems, DISTRONIC PLUS is able to function at a wide range of speeds. It is able to use up to 40% of the vehicle’s braking force to slow down and can bring the vehicle to a full stop in stop and go traffic. If more than 40% of braking force is required, you’ll receive an audible and visual warning to intervene by applying more braking force.

Q: What if there’s no vehicle in front of me?

A: If traffic clears up and there’s no vehicle in front of you, DISTRONIC PLUS operates in exactly the same way as the regular cruise control system.

Q: How do I activate and interact with DISTRONIC PLUS?

A: It’s easy to get started. All you have to do is push the stalk on the left-hand side of the steering column up or down. You may also set the preset distance between your car and the car in front of you by turning the cruise control lever control. Select the Assistance Menu and Assistance Graphic on the multi-function display in order to view the functions of DISTRONIC PLUS.

Experience the Convenience and Safety of DISTRONIC PLUS

Test out DISTRONIC PLUS today at Mercedes-Benz Kitchener-Waterloo, your Mercedes-Benz dealership near Guelph. Get in touch if you have any questions about the DISTRONIC system, or to set up an appointment!

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