Exterior lighting

Active bending lights*

Updated 5/28/2021

Active bending lights*

Active bending lights are designed to provide additional illumination in bends and junctions. Cars with LEDLED (Light Emitting Diode) headlamps* can have active bending lights, depending on the car's equipment level.

P5-1507-Active Bending Light, headlamp pattern

Headlamp pattern with function deactivated (left) and activated (right) respectively.

Active bending lights follow steering wheel movements to provide additional illumination in bends and junctions and can thereby provide the driver with improved visibility.

The function is activated automatically when the car is started. In the event of a fault in the function, the symbol illuminates in the driver display at the same time as the driver display shows an explanatory text.

The active bending lights are only switched on in weak daylight or in darkness as well as when the stalk switch's rotating ring is in position. The car also needs to be in motion with dipped beam activated.

Deactivating/activating the function

The function is activated when the car is supplied from the factory and can be deactivated/activated via the centre display's function view.


Press the Active Bending Lights button.

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