Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Maximum gradient-climbing capability - Traveling uphill - Driving tips - Driving and parking - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: 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 depends on the off-road conditions.

Accelerate carefully and make sure that the wheels do not spin when driving on steep terrain.

when pulling away on a steep uphill slope, If the load on the front axle is reduced when pulling away on a steep uphill slope, the front wheels have a tendency to spin.

4ETS recognizes this and brakes the wheels accordingly. The rear wheel torque is increased, making it easier to drive off.

Package have a differential lock for the Vehicles with the Enhanced Off-Road Package have a differential lock for the transfer case and a differential lock for the rear axle to improve vehicle traction.

    Approach/departure angle
    1 Approach/departure angle, front 2 Approach/departure angle, rear • Comply with the rules for off-road driving. • Do not drive at an angle on slopes, inclines or gradients, but instead ...

    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. ...

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