The speed limiter can be overridden temporarily when the accelerator pedal is depressed fully, without having to set the speed limiter to standby mode first – e.g. so as to be able to accelerate the car out of a situation quickly.
In which case, proceed as follows:
Fully depress the accelerator pedal and release it to interrupt acceleration when the desired speed has been reached.
In this mode, the speed limiter is still activated and the driver display's symbol is therefore lit up.
Fully release the accelerator pedal when the temporary acceleration is finished.
The car is then engine-braked automatically to below the last stored maximum speed.
On steep hills the speed limiter’s braking effect may be inadequate and the stored maximum speed may be exceeded.
- The function is supplementary driver support intended to facilitate driving and make it safer – it cannot handle all situations in all traffic, weather and road conditions.
- The driver is advised to read all sections in the Owner's Manual that relate to this function to learn about factors such as its limitations and what the driver should be aware of before using the system.
- Driver support functions are not a substitute for the driver's attention and judgement. The driver is always responsible for ensuring the car is driven in a safe manner, at the appropriate speed, with an appropriate distance to other vehicles, and in accordance with current traffic rules and regulations.