Under the Hood

Adapted from the engine in the S-Class sedan and SL-Class roadster, the all-aluminum, 5.0-liter V-8 produces 300 horsepower and 330 pounds-feet of torque. Each engine cylinder uses a three-valve, twin-spark setup. An electronically controlled five-speed-automatic transmission sends the power to a full-time four-wheel-drive system with Low range, which is fully synchronized for Уshift on the flyФ operation at up to 15 mph. Mercedes-BenzТs lateral-skid control system, called Electronic Stability Program (ESP), also is installed.

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    Deactivating the HOLD function
    The HOLD function is deactivated automatically if: Х you accelerate and the transmission is in position D or R. Х you shift the transmission to position P. Х you apply the brakes again with a ...

    Switching on DISTRONIC PLUS, storing the current speed and maintaining it
    Important safety notes WARNING The vehicle can be braked when DISTRONIC PLUS is activated. For this reason, deactivate DISTRONIC PLUS if the vehicle is to be set in motion by other means ( ...

    Adjusting the backrests in the 2nd row of seats
    You can adjust the angle of the backrests in the second row of seats. There are ten detent positions to choose from. - Pull the left or right release lever 2 upwards in the direction of the ...