Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Vehicles without extended Off-Road Proengineering package - Level control - Driving systems - Driving and parking - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Vehicles without extended Off-Road Proengineering package

Basic setting

The extent to which the vehicle is raised or lowered depends on the basic setting selected.

Select:

Raised level, for driving on normal off-road terrain
Highway/high-speed level for normal roads The individual vehicle levels differ from highway level as follows:
+2.3 in (+ 60 mm) at the raised level
+/–0 in (+/–0 mm) at the highway level23
–0.6 in (–15 mm) at the high-speed level

Raised level

Only select raised level when this is appropriate for the road conditions.

Otherwise, fuel consumption increases and handling performance may be affected.

Your selection remains stored even if you remove the SmartKey from the ignition lock.

► Start the engine.

Start the engine.

If indicator lamp 2 is not lit:

Press button 1.

The vehicle rises to raised level.

While the adjustment is taking place, a message appears in the multifunction display, e.g.:

If you press the  button on the

If you press the multifunction steering wheel, button on the multifunction steering wheel, then the message will disappear.

Once raised level has been reached, you will then see a message in the multifunction display, for example:

If you have not previously selected the offroad

If you have not previously selected the offroad menu in the on-board computer, then the message disappears after about five seconds.

Highway/high-speed level

clearance when the vehicle is being Make sure that there is enough ground clearance when the vehicle is being lowered. It could otherwise hit the ground, damaging the underbody.

► Start the engine.

Start the engine.

If indicator lamp 2 is lit:

Press button 1.

The vehicle is adjusted to the highway level.

While the adjustment is taking place, a message appears in the multifunction display, e.g.:

If you press the  button on the

If you press the multifunction steering wheel, button on the multifunction steering wheel, the message will disappear.

Once highway level has been reached, then all indicator lamps 3 go out. You will see a message in the multifunction display, for example:

If you have not previously selected the offroad

If you have not previously selected the offroad menu in the on-board computer, the message disappears after about five seconds.

The vehicle automatically adjusts to highway level when you drive faster than 55 mph (88 km/h). Depending on the ADS setting, the vehicle is lowered to high-speed level at higher speeds.

not lowered to high-speed level. If a trailer is being towed, the vehicle is not lowered to high-speed level.

    Important safety notes
    Level control adapts the vehicle level automatically to the current operating and driving situation. This results in reduced fuel consumption and improved handling. For vehicles with ADS: when y ...

    Vehicles with extended Off-Road Proengineering package
    Basic settings The extent to which the vehicle is raised or lowered depends on the basic setting selected. Select: • Off-road level 3 for freeing the vehicle in impassable terrain at low s ...

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