DISTRONIC PLUS® is an active cruise control system that helps you maintain a set speed, but also lets you set a distance interval between you and the car ahead. Using radar, it monitors the distance between you and straight-ahead cars, allowing you to more easily move with the flow of traffic than what’s possible with your average single-speed cruise control systems. Most new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are available with DISTRONIC PLUS®. Read on to learn more about how it works!
If your vehicle has DISTRONIC PLUS®, here’s a quick guide:
Note: DISTRONIC PLUS® should only be used on highways and isn’t intended to serve as the driver’s eyes and ears. You should be aware of your surroundings at all times, so you can intervene if necessary.
DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist monitors lane markers and other vehicles to help you stay in your lane and checks to ensure your hands are always on the steering wheel. The system can also make slight steering adjustments to help keep the vehicle centered during cornering and watches traffic in the left lane to prevent vehicles overtaking from the right. Whether you’re commuting from Westport to Norwalk or heading out on a weekend road-trip, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with this technology.
The following new Mercedes-Benz vehicles offer DISTRONIC® are standard or optional equipment:
Depending on the vehicle you select, you’ll get DISTRONIC®, DISTRONIC PLUS®, or DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist. Contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield for more information about a specific model or stop by our showroom near Weston. While you’re here, ask about other Mercedes-Benz safety systems, such as ATTENTION ASSIST® and PRESAFE®.