Vehicle level

Important safety notes

Your vehicle regulates its height automatically. All-round self-leveling ensures the best possible suspension and constant ground clearance, even with a laden vehicle.

When you drive fast, the vehicle is lowered automatically to improve driving safety and to reduce fuel consumption.

The following vehicle levels are possible on vehicles without 4MATIC:
Х normal
Х raised: the vehicle is raised by about 1.00 in (25 mm) when compared with the normal level
Х lowered: the vehicle is lowered by about 0.60 in (15 mm) when compared with the normal level

The following vehicle levels are possible on vehicles with 4MATIC:
Х normal: in Comfort mode, the vehicle is raised by about 0.40 in (10 mm) when compared with Sport mode
Х raised: in Comfort mode, the vehicle is raised by about 0.60 in (15 mm) and in Sport mode by about 1.00 in (25 mm) when compared with normal level
Х lowered: the vehicle is lowered by about 0.40 in (10 mm) when compared with the normal level

The "Normal" and "Raised" vehicle levels can be set manually.

The "LoweredФ vehicle level is set automatically:
Х in vehicles without 4MATIC at speeds above 60 mph (100 km/h)
Х in vehicles with 4MATIC at speeds above 50 mph (80 km/h)

Setting the vehicle level

Select the "Normal" setting for normal road surfaces and "Raised" for driving with snow chains or on particularly poor road surfaces.

Your selection remains stored even if you remove the SmartKey from the ignition lock.

WARNING
To help avoid personal injury, keep hands and feet away from wheel housing area, and stay away from under the vehicle when lowering the vehicle chassis.

Setting raised level

Setting raised level

If indicator lamp 2 is not lit: Start the engine.

If indicator lamp 2 is not lit:

Indicator lamp 2 lights up. The vehicle Press button 1.

Indicator lamp 2 lights up. The vehicle height is adjusted to raised level.

The Vehicle rising message appears in the multifunction display.

The "Raised level" setting is canceled if you:
Х drive at speeds above approximately 75 mph (120 km/h)
Х drive about 3 minutes at speeds above 50 mph (80 km/h)

The "Raised level" remains active when you are not driving within these speed ranges.

Setting the normal level

If indicator lamp 2 is lit: Start the engine.

If indicator lamp 2 is lit:

Indicator lamp 2 goes out. The vehicle is Press button 1.

Indicator lamp 2 goes out. The vehicle is adjusted to normal level.

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