Managing speed for the Cruise control

The cruise control (Cruise Control - CC) can be set to different speeds.
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NOTE: The illustration is schematic - details may vary depending on car model.
Change the stored speed with short or long presses on steering wheel button P5-1507-Symbol 5x3,5-CC rattknapp + (1) or - (3):
  • Use short presses to adjust +/- 5 km/h (+/- 5 mph) with each press.
  • Hold the button depressed to adjust +/- 1 km/h (+/- 1 mph) and release when the driver display's marking (4)/(6) is at the desired speed.
The speed set after the last press is stored in the memory.

If the driver increases the car’s speed using the accelerator pedal before pressing the steering wheel button P5-1507-Symbol 5x3,5-CC rattknapp +, the speed stored will be the car’s speed when the button is depressed, provided the driver’s foot is on the accelerator pedal at the moment when the button is depressed.

A temporary increase in speed with the accelerator pedal, e.g. during overtaking, does not affect the setting - the car returns to the last stored speed when the accelerator pedal is released.

Using engine braking instead of the foot brake

With Cruise Control, speed is regulated with less frequent application of the foot brake. On a downhill gradient it may sometimes be desirable to start moving a little faster and limit the acceleration by engine braking. In this case the driver can temporarily disable foot brake application by Cruise Control.

Depress the accelerator pedal about halfway down and release.
Cruise Control will disengage its automatic foot braking and then uses engine braking only.