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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    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. ...

    Number of seats
    The specifications shown on the Tire and Loading Information placard in the illustration are examples. The number of seats is vehicle-specific and can differ from the details shown. The number of ...

    Sun Visors
    Pull the sun visor down to block glare. Detach the sun visor from the center mount to pivot to the side window, or to extend along the rod, if available. ...