Exterior lighting

Active bending lights*

Updated 5/12/2021

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 without active bending lights (left) and with active bending lights (right).

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

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 the main beam or dipped beam activated.


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