Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Setting the specified minimum distance - DISTRONIC - Driving systems - Driving and parking - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Setting the specified minimum distance

You can set the specified minimum distance for DISTRONIC by varying the time span between one and two seconds. This time span determines the distance that DISTRONIC should maintain from the vehicle in front, depending on the road speed. You can see this distance in the multifunction display.

WARNING It is up to the driver to exercise discretion to 
It is up to the driver to exercise discretion to select the appropriate setting given road conditions, traffic, driver's preferred driving style and applicable laws and driving recommendations for safe following distance.

► To increase: turn thumbwheel 2 towards

To increase: turn thumbwheel 2 towards 3.

DISTRONIC then maintains a greater distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front.

To decrease: turn thumbwheel 2 towards 1.

DISTRONIC then maintains a shorter distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front.

minimum distance to the vehicle in front as Make sure that you maintain the minimum distance to the vehicle in front as required by law. Adjust the distance to the vehicle in front if necessary.

    Storing the current speed or calling upthe last stored speed
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    DISTRONIC displays in thespeedometer
    When DISTRONIC is activated, one or two segments in the set speed range light up. For design reasons, the speed displayed in the speedometer may differ slightly from the speed set for DISTRON ...

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