Climate

General information on climate control

Updated 7/23/2018

The car is equipped with electronic climate control. The climate control system cools or heats as well as dehumidifies the air in the passenger compartment.

Note

Air conditioning (AC) can be switched off, but to ensure the best possible climate comfort in the passenger compartment, and to prevent the windows from misting, it should always be switched on.

To bear in mind

  • To ensure that the air conditioning works optimally, the side windows and panorama roof* should be closed
  • Total airing function opens/closes all side windows simultaneously and can be used for example to quickly air the car during hot weather.
  • Remove ice and snow from the climate control system air intake (the grille between the bonnet and the windscreen).
  • In warm weather, condensation from the air conditioning may drip under the car. This is normal.
  • When the engine requires full power, e.g. for full acceleration or driving uphill with a trailer, the air conditioning can be temporarily switched off. There may then be a temporary increase in temperature in the passenger compartment.
  • Remove misting on the insides of the windows primarily by using the defroster function. To reduce the risk of misting, keep the windows clean and use window cleaner.

Cars with Start/Stop*

With an auto-stopped engine certain equipment may have its function temporarily reduced, e.g. climate control fan speed.

Cars with ECO*

Certain equipment may have its function temporarily reduced or deactivated when the ECO function is activated, e.g. the air conditioning.

Note

When the ECO function is activated, several parameters in the climate control system's settings are changed, and several electricity consumer functions are reduced - a press of the AC button resets the climate control system, but then with reduced AC function.


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