TRACTION is displayed in the instrument
cluster and the indicator light for DSC OFF
3. Engage selector lever position S.
4. With the left foot, forcefully press down on
5. Press and hold down the accelerator pedal
beyond the resistance point at the full throttle
A destination flag is displayed in the instru‐
6. The starting engine speed adjusts. Wait
briefly until the engine speed is constant.
Keep accelerator pedal in this position.
7. Release the brake within 3 seconds after the
destination flag illuminates.
The vehicle accelerates.
Upshifting occurs automatically as long as the
destination flag is displayed and the accelera‐
tor pedal is not released.
Repeated use during a trip
After Launch Control has been used, the trans‐
mission must cool down for approx. 5 minutes
before Launch Control can be used again.
Launch Control adjusts to the surrounding con‐
ditions, when used again.
After using Launch Control
To increase vehicle stability, activate DSC Dy‐
namic Stability Control again as soon as possible.
An experienced driver may be able to achieve
better acceleration values in DSC OFF mode.
Driving Dynamics Control
The Driving Dynamics Control influences the
driving dynamics properties of the vehicle. The
vehicle can be adjusted depending on the situa‐
tion using various driving modes.
The following systems are affected, for instance:
▷ Engine characteristics.
▷ Steptronic transmission.
▷ Adaptive chassis.
▷ Adaptive M chassis.
▷ Display in the instrument cluster.
▷ Cruise control.
When drive-ready state is switched on, the
COMFORT driving mode is selected automati‐
Displays in the instrument
The selected driving mode is dis‐
played in the instrument cluster.
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