Stability and traction control system (DSTC) - operation
Selection of level - Sport mode
The stability and traction control system is always activated - it cannot be switched off.
However, the driver can select the Sport mode, which allows for a more active driving experience. In Sport mode the system detects whether the accelerator pedal, steering wheel movements and cornering are more active than in normal driving and then allows controlled skidding with the rear section up to a certain level before it intervenes and stabilises the car.
If the driver interrupts a controlled skid by releasing the accelerator pedal then the stability and traction control system intervenes and stabilises the car.
With Sport mode, maximum traction is obtained if the car has become stuck, or when driving on a loose surface - e.g. sand or deep snow.
Sportmode is selected in the menu system MY CAR. For a description of the menu system, see MY CAR.
The Sport mode is active until the driver deselects it or until the engine is switched off - after the engine is started the next time the stability and traction control system is back in its normal mode again.