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Driving stability control systems
Vehicle features and op‐
tions
This chapter describes all standard, country-
specific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
When using the features and systems described
here, adhere to local regulations.
Antilock Brake System
ABS
ABS prevents locking of the wheels during
braking.
Steerability is maintained even during full brak‐
ing. This increases active driving safety.
ABS is operational every time you start the en‐
gine.
Electronic brake-force distribution EBV
The system controls the brake pressure in the
rear wheels to ensure stable braking behavior.
CBC Cornering Brake Control
When braking in curves or during a lane
change, driving stability and steering response
are improved further.
Brake assistant
When the brakes are applied rapidly, this sys‐
tem automatically produces the maximum
braking force boost. In this way, the system
helps keep the braking distance as short as
possible. This system utilizes all of the benefits
provided by ABS.
Do not reduce the pressure on the brake pedal
for the duration of full braking.
Dynamic Stability Con‐
trol DSC
The concept
DSC prevents traction loss in the driving wheels
when driving away and accelerating.
DSC also recognizes unstable vehicle condi‐
tions, such as fishtailing or nose-diving. Subject
to physical limits, DSC helps to keep the vehicle
on a steady course by reducing engine speed
and by applying brakes to the individual
wheels.
Adapt your driving style to the situation, for an
appropriate driving style is always the responsi‐
bility of the driver.
DSC is operational every time you start the en‐
gine.
WARNING
When driving with roof load, e.g. with
roof-mounted luggage rack, driving safety may
not be ensured in driving-critical situations due
to the elevated center of gravity. There is risk of
accidents or risk of property damage. Do not
deactivate Dynamic Stability Control DSC when
driving with roof load.
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Summary of Content

Driving stability control systemsVehicle features and optionsThis chapter describes all standard, country-specific and optional features offered with theseries. It also describes features that are notnecessarily available in your car, e. g., due tothe selected options or country versions. Thisalso applies to safety-related functions and systems.When using the features and systems describedhere, adhere to local regulations.Antilock Brake SystemABSABS prevents locking of the wheels duringbraking.Steerability is maintained even during full braking. This increases active driving safety.ABS is operational every time you start the engine.Electronic brake-force distribution EBVThe system controls the brake pressure in therear wheels to ensure stable braking behavior.CBC Cornering Brake ControlWhen braking in curves or during a lanechange, driving stability and steering responseare improved further.Brake assistantWhen the brakes are applied rapidly, this system automatically produces the maximumbraking force boost. In this way, the systemhelps keep the braking distance as short aspossible. This system utilizes all of the benefitsprovided by ABS.Do not reduce the pressure on the brake pedalfor the duration of full braking.Dynamic Stability Control DSCThe conceptDSC prevents traction loss in the driving wheelswhen driving away and accelerating.DSC also recognizes unstable vehicle conditions, such as fishtailing or nose-diving. Subjectto physical limits, DSC helps to keep the vehicleon a steady course by reducing engine speedand by applying brakes to the individualwheels.Adapt your driving style to the situation, for anappropriate driving style is always the responsibility of the driver.DSC is operational every time you start the engine.WARNINGWhen driving with roof load, e.g. withroof-mounted luggage rack, driving safety maynot be ensured in driving-critical situations dueto the elevated center of gravity. There is risk ofaccidents or risk of property damage. Do notdeactivate Dynamic Stability Control DSC whendriving with roof load.Seite 84CONTROLSDriving stability control systems84Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 964 433 - VI/15