The LED Intelligent Light System has adaptive headlamps which automatically adapt to the driving situation. The scope of equipment includes Highbeam Assist which helps to avoid dazzling oncoming vehicles, and the active light function which swivels the headlamps in the direction of the bend and thus significantly improves illumination of the road.
Appearing for the first time in this segment is the Active Parking Assist including PARKTRONIC with parking space measuring and active steering (when parking longitudinally and crosswise) together with the 360 degree camera, give the driver a bird’s-eye view of the area around the car on the central display unit – a real help in tricky parking and manoeuvring situations.
COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST system provides an audible and visual warning if a possible collision is detected, thereby significantly reducing the risk of an accident. The system continuously monitors the gap to the next vehicle and optimises braking performance accordingly.
The radar-based DISTRONIC PLUS adaptive cruise control automatically maintains the distance to the vehicle in front and takes the strain off the driver, for example when driving on the motorway or in stop-and-go traffic. DISTRONIC PLUS accelerates automatically and brakes with a maximum of half of the braking power in order to maintain the safe distance. If DISTRONIC PLUS detects that heavier braking is required by the driver, an intermittent warning tone is sounded and a warning symbol lights up in the instrument cluster.