COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST helps to prevent rear-end collisions. It helps the driver to keep a minimum distance from a vehicle in front. The system issues a visual warning by way of a red, triangular warning lamp in the instrument cluster if the minimum distance from a vehicle in front is breached for several seconds. If there is a danger of a collision, an acoustic warning is also emitted. At the same time, the system activates BAS PRO Brake Assist, which – if the driver does not brake hard enough – automatically boosts the braking pressure. COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST detects vehicles in front from a speed of 7 km/h upwards and is essentially always set to active.
COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST can be deactivated in the instrument cluster menu.
COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST is exclusively available as a component of the optional Driving Assistance package for the V-Class, the V-Class AVANTGARDE and the V-Class EXCLUSIVE.
The radar-based DISTRONIC PLUS adaptive cruise control in conjunction with COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST automatically maintains the distance between the vehicle and vehicles in front and takes the strain off the driver, for example, when driving on motorways or in stop-and-go traffic. DISTRONIC PLUS accelerates the vehicle by itself and brakes it with a maximum of half the vehicle's braking power in order to maintain a safe distance. Should DISTRONIC PLUS register that heavier braking is required, an intermittent warning tone is sounded and a warning symbol lights up in the instrument cluster.
DISTRONIC PLUS is activated by touching the TEMPOMAT cruise control lever. It works in a speed range of 0 to 200 km/h. By nudging the accelerator or pulling on the TEMPOMAT cruise control lever the vehicle speeds up again and, if the traffic situation permits, accelerates automatically up to the speed that had been set.
DISTRONIC PLUS is optionally available for the V-Class, V-Class EXCLUSIVE and V-Class AVANTGARDE.
The LED Intelligent Light System has adaptive headlamps which automatically adapt to the driving situation. Its variable illumination of the road surface increases perceptual safety and helps the driver. The system includes Highbeam Assist, which ensures oncoming vehicles are not dazzled, and the active light function, which swivels the headlamps towards the inside of a bend thereby providing significantly better illumination of the road.
class="introtext"The optional Parking package with 360° camera gives extensive assistance to the driver when looking for a parking space, parking and manoeuvring with its Active Parking Assist and 360° camera functions. Active Parking Assist looks for suitable parking spaces and automatically steers the vehicle into parking spaces both parallel and at ninety degrees to the road. The 360° camera makes the area immediately surrounding the vehicle visible - both from a bird's-eye view and below the window line. It thereby helps to identify any obstacles when parking or manoeuvring.
The four cameras are located at the front in the radiator trim, on the sides in both exterior mirrors and at the rear in the handle strip of the tailgate. Their images are reproduced on the CENTRAL MEDIA DISPLAY.
The Parking package with 360-degree camera is standard equipment for the V-Class EXCLUSIVE and optionally available for the V-Class and V-Class AVANTGARDE.