Vehicle features and
This chapter describes all standard, country-spe‐
cific and optional features offered with the series.
It also describes features that are not necessarily
available in your vehicle, e. g., due to the selected
options or country versions. This also applies to
safety-related functions and systems. When us‐
ing these functions and systems, the applicable
laws and regulations must be observed.
Reducing fuel consumption
The vehicle contains advanced technologies for
the reduction of consumption and emission val‐
Fuel consumption depends on a number of dif‐
Carrying out certain measures, such as a moder‐
ate driving style and regular maintenance, can in‐
fluence fuel consumption and the environmental
Remove unnecessary cargo
Additional weight increases fuel consumption.
Remove attached parts following
Remove auxiliary mirrors, roof-mounted or rear
luggage racks which are no longer required fol‐
Attached parts on the vehicle impair the aerody‐
namics and increase the fuel consumption.
Close the windows and glass
Driving with the glass sunroof and windows open
results in increased air resistance and raises fuel
Tires can affect consumption in various ways, for
instance tire size may influence consumption.
Check the tire inflation pressure
Check and, if needed, correct the tire inflation
pressure at least twice a month and before start‐
ing on a long trip.
Low tire inflation pressure increases rolling re‐
sistance and thus raises fuel consumption and
Drive away without delay
Do not wait for the engine to warm-up while the
vehicle remains stationary. Start driving right
away, but at moderate engine speeds.
This is the quickest way of warming the cold en‐
gine up to operating temperature.
Look well ahead when driving
Driving smoothly and proactively reduces fuel
Avoid unnecessary acceleration and braking.
By maintaining a suitable distance to the vehicle
driving ahead of you.
Avoid high engine speeds
Driving at low engine speeds lowers fuel con‐
sumption and reduces wear.
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