Driving assistance and safety

Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC

Driving assistance and safety

Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC

The image illustrates the operation Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, which can keep your vehicle a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.
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Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC relieves driver stress on long journeys and in stop-and-go traffic. The required distance and speed can be easily and conveniently set using the multifunction steering wheel.

Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC at a glance:

  • Cruise control and distance control active in the speed range from 0 to 210 km/h
  • Desired speed can be set in a range from 20 km/h to 210 km/h, can even be activated at standstill
  • Simple and convenient operation via the multifunction steering wheel
  • Uses the information from a radar sensor in the front bumper
  • Brakes to adjust speed at a deceleration rate of up to 50% of the maximum braking power
  • Sporty or comfort-oriented configuration of the cruise control and distance control, depending on the selected drive mode

Additional advantages of Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC:

  • Dynamics just as you wish.

Choosing the "Economy" or "Sport" drive program also influences the handling characteristics of the automatic distance control system. In "Sport" mode, for example, the vehicle accelerates more decidedly and dynamically when changing lanes. The system places more emphasis on comfort in "Economy" mode.

  • Protects from collisions.

If a collision threatens despite the speed reduction by Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, the standard Active Braking Assist intervenes to prevent an accident if possible.


* Optional equipment