Key driver information at a glance, without the driver having to take their eyes off the road – this is a feature made possible by the Head-up Display. It projects a virtual image measuring approximately 21 x 7 cm into the driver's field of vision, which appears to float around 2 metres in front of him/her, above the bonnet. The information is displayed in high-resolution and in colour making it clearly legible even on sunny days and at night.
A combination of complementary safety and assistance systems helps to relieve driver strain, reduces the risk of accidents and improves protection for the occupants as well as other road users. In addition to proximity control, DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot provides a great deal of stress-relieving comfort by also assisting with lateral vehicle guidance. BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist can reduce the risk of rear-end collisions and accidents at junctions and assist the driver with additional brake pressure during emergency braking. PRE-SAFE Brake warns the driver if the danger of a collision with another vehicle or a pedestrian is detected, and if there is no reaction reduces the vehicle speed autonomously. Active Blind Spot Assist can warn the driver of vehicles in the blind spot during a lane change and can help to avoid a collision by means of one-sided braking intervention.
Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC provides driver assistance by helping to look for a parking space and also using active steering and brake actuation to make entering or leaving a parking space easy. It calculates of a suitable trajectory from the vehicle's current position and gives a visual and audible warning if there are obstacles in front of or behind the vehicle. The 360° camera has four networked cameras to monitor all four sides of the vehicle when parking and manoeuvring.
With this convenient access and drive authorisation system, the driver only needs to carry the key with them. All the doors can be unlocked and locked by touching the door handle, without having to hold the key. With the help of the KEYLESS-GO starting function, the engine can also be conveniently switched on and off by pressing the start/stop button in the ignition lock. For even more convenicne, the addition of HANDS-FREE ACCES allows contactless, fully automatic opening and closing of the tailgate by performing a kicking movement under the rear bumper.
For the best possible visibility on country roads and motorways, when cornering and on bends, the low-beam mode of the LED Intelligent Light System automatically adapts to the weather, lighting and driving conditions. The clearly defined contours and high-quality detailing with three-dimensional design ensure that the vehicle also has an unmistakable front view in the daytime too.