Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Brow of hill - Traveling uphill - Driving tips - Driving and parking - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Brow of hill

When driving up an uphill gradient, slightly reduce pressure on the accelerator immediately before reaching the brow of the hill. Use the vehicle's own impetus to drive over the top of the hill.

This style of driving prevents:

the vehicle from lifting off the ground on the brow of a hill
loss of traction
the vehicle from traveling too quickly down the other side

    Maximum gradient-climbing capability
    For good road surface conditions, the maximum gradient-climbing capability is 100%, which corresponds to an approach/ departure angle of 45°. Note that the vehicle's gradient-climbing capability ...

    Driving downhill
    • Drive slowly. • Do not drive at an angle down steep inclines. Steer into the line of fall and drive with the front wheels aligned straight. Otherwise, the vehicle could slip sideways, tip ...

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    Securing hooks
    Only use the mounting hooks to secure items of luggage up to maximum of 9 lbs (4 kg) in weight. There are two securing hooks 1 on each side of the cargo compartment. ...

    Preparing the vehicle
    Your vehicle may be equipped with a "Minispare" emergency spare wheel or MOExtended tires (tires with run-flat properties). Vehicle preparation is not necessary on vehicles with MOEx ...

    Manual gear selection
    When D is selected, manual mode may be temporarily accessed by operating the steering wheel mounted shift paddles. While in D, temporary manual mode will be held while the driver is accelerating, ...