Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Brow of hill - Traveling uphill - Driving tips - Driving and parking - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: 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.

This style of driving prevents:

the vehicle from lifting off the ground on the brow of a hill
loss of traction
the vehicle from traveling too quickly down the other side

    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 ...

    Driving downhill
    • Drive slowly. • Do not drive at an angle down steep inclines. Steer into the line of fall and drive with the front wheels aligned straight. Otherwise, the vehicle could slip sideways, tip ...

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    Troubleshooting guide
    The system should respond correctly to all voice commands without difficulty. If problems are encountered, try the following solutions. Where the solutions are listed by number, try each solution ...

    Adjusting the steering wheelmanually
    This function is only available in vehicles in the USA. 1 Release handle 2 To adjust the steering wheel height 3 To adjust the steering wheel position (fore-and-aft adjustment) ► Pull ...