Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: ADS (Adaptive Damping System) - Driving systems - Driving and parking - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: ADS (Adaptive Damping System)

ADS is continuously electronically-controlled.

It adapts the damping characteristics to suit the current operating conditions. The damping is controlled for each wheel individually. This improves driving safety and tire comfort.

This depends on:

your driving style
the road surface conditions
the ADS setting
the vehicle level setting

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

Vehicles without extended Off-Road Pro

Vehicles without extended Off-Road Pro engineering package

Vehicles with extended Off-Road Pro engineering

Vehicles with extended Off-Road Pro engineering package

You can choose between the following ADS settings:

AUTO for normal driving situations; indicator lamps 2 and 3 are off.
SPORT for sporty driving; indicator lamp 2 is on. In comparison with AUTO or COMF, the vehicle is lowered by 0.6 in(15 mm).
COMF for a more comfortable ride; indicator lamp 3 is on.

Start the engine.
Press button 1 repeatedly until the desired setting is selected.

    Vehicles with extended Off-Road Proengineering package
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