Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: 4ETS (Electronic Traction System) - ESP® (Electronic Stability Program) - Driving safety systems - Safety - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: 4ETS (Electronic Traction System)

section. Observe the "Important safety notes" section.

Traction control is part of ESP®.

Traction control brakes the drive wheels individually if they spin. This enables you to pull away and accelerate on slippery surfaces, for example if the road surface is slippery on one side. In addition, more drive torque is transferred to the wheel or wheels with traction.

Traction control remains active if you deactivate ESP®.

Activate the off-road drive program or engage the LOW RANGE off-road gear if appropriate for the driving conditions.

WARNING Traction control cannot reduce the risk of an 
Traction control cannot reduce the risk of an accident if you drive too fast. Traction control cannot override the laws of physics.
Off-road 4ETS (Electronic Traction System)

A 4ETS system specifically suited to off-road terrain is activated automatically if the offroad drive program is activated or the LOW RANGE off-road gear is selected.

    Important safety notes
    See the "Important safety notes" section. If ESP® detects that the vehicle is deviating from the direction desired by the driver, one or more wheels are braked to stabilize the vehi ...

    Deactivating/activating ESP®
    Observe the "Important safety notes" section. WARNING   ESP® should not be deactivated during normal driving other than in the circumstances described below. Disabling the ...

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