Managing speed for the Cruise control
- To adjust 5 km/h (5 mph): use short presses - each press gives 5 km/h (5 mph).
- To change in steps of 1 km/h (1 mph): hold the button depressed and release it when the indicator (4) in the driver display shows the desired speed.
If the driver increases the car’s speed using the accelerator pedal before pressing the steering wheel button , 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.