Preconditioning is a climate function which, if possible, attempts to reach comfort temperature in the passenger compartment before departure.
Preconditioning can use direct start or be set via the timer.
The function utilises several systems in different cases:
- In a cold climate, the parking heater warms up the passenger compartment to a comfortable temperature.
- The air conditioning, in a hot climate, cools the passenger compartment to the comfort temperature.
- Activation of heated steering wheel* and heated seats* for driver and passenger can be selected.
- Heated windscreen, rear window and door mirrors are automatically activated as required.
During preconditioning in a hot climate, condensation from the air conditioning may drip under the car. This is normal.
Preconditioning is only available when the car is connected to an electrical socket.1 A charging station that is not constantly active, due to a timer, may result in pre-conditioning failure.
If the car is not connected to an electrical socket, it is still possible to cool the passenger compartment briefly in a warm climate by starting preconditioning directly.
During preconditioning of the passenger compartment, the car works to reach comfort temperature and not the temperature set in the climate control system.
Precleaning* starts automatically when preconditioning is completed.