What is DISTRONIC PLUS®?
DISTRONIC PLUS® is an adaptive cruise control system that can automatically brake, accelerate, and keep a safe amount of distance from vehicles ahead of you. This feature is also paired with Steering Assist. DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist helps keep you from straying from your detected lane. Learn more about this safety feature and how it works below!
How Does DISTRONIC PLUS® Work?
DISTRONIC PLUS® works at speeds between 20 mph and 125 mph. To help your vehicle slow down or stop completely, DISTRONIC PLUS® can also use up to 40% of your vehicle’s braking power. If your vehicle detects that more than 40% of braking power is needed, the DISTRONIC PLUS® feature will send you an audible and visual warning that alerts you to use more braking power.
How Do You Activate DISTRONIC PLUS®?
DISTRONIC PLUS® automatically starts itself. If you want to adjust the feature’s settings, however, doing so is easy:
- To start, you must accelerate to at least 20 mph to set your vehicle’s cruise control.
- Once your cruise control is set, push the lever to the left of your steering column up or down until you reach the point of resistance to change your speed.
- To change the set distance between you and vehicles in front of you, rotate the end of the lever to either increase or decrease your distance between vehicles.
Is DISTRONIC PLUS® Standard?
Learn More About DISTRONIC PLUS® at Mercedes-Benz of Temecula!
Contact our team at Mercedes-Benz of Temecula to learn more about DISTRONIC PLUS® or any of our other exciting Mercedes-Benz technology features, such as Mercedes-Benz mbrace®. Want to test out our tech in person? Visit our dealership, conveniently located near Hemet and Riverside County.