To increase vehicle stability, activate DSC again
as soon as possible.
Press and hold the button, but not lon‐
ger than approx. 10 seconds, until the
indicator lamp for DSC lights up in the instru‐
ment cluster and DSC OFF is displayed.
The DSC system is switched off.
Press the button.
DSC OFF and the DSC indicator lamp
When DSC is deactivated, DSC OFF is dis‐
played in the instrument cluster.
indicator lamp lights up: DSC is de‐
DTC Dynamic Traction
The DTC system is a version of the DSC in which
forward momentum is optimized.
The system ensures maximum forward momen‐
tum on special road conditions, e.g., unplowed
snowy roads, but driving stability is limited.
It is therefore necessary to drive with appropri‐
You may find it useful to briefly activate DTC un‐
der the following special circumstances:
▷ When driving in slush or on uncleared,
▷ When rocking the vehicle or driving off in
deep snow or on loose surfaces.
▷ When driving with snow chains. Deactivating/activating DTC Dynamic
When dynamic traction control (DTC) is acti‐
vated, there is maximum traction on loose road
surfaces.The TRACTION* program is acti‐
vated.The driving stability is limited during ac‐
celeration and during cornering.
Press the button.
TRACTION is displayed in the instru‐
ment cluster and the indicator lamp for DSC
Press the button again.
and the DSC indicator lamp
When DTC is activated, TRACTION is displayed
in the tachometer.
The indicator lamp lights up: DTC Dy‐
namic Traction Control is activated.
xDrive is the all-wheel-drive system of your ve‐
hicle. Concerted action by the xDrive and DSC
further optimize traction and driving dynamics.
The xDrive all-wheel-drive system variably dis‐
tributes the drive forces to the front and rear
axles as demanded by the driving situation and
HDC Hill Descent Control*
HDC is a downhill driving assistant that auto‐
matically controls vehicle speed on steep down‐
hill gradients. Without requiring brake applica‐
tion, the vehicle moves at slightly more than
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Have the system checked if the warning
does not go out after moving the steer‐
ing wheel approx. 6 times or if the steering
wheel is at an angle.
Using snow chains
that the rear axle steering is deactivated
when using snow chains, refer to page 253.
The system offers two different programs.
The programs can be selected via Dynamic Driv‐
ing Control, refer to page 99.
Consistently sporty tuning of the Integral Active
Steering for greater driving agility.
Balanced tuning of the Integral Active Steering
for optimal traveling comfort.
In the event of a malfunction, the steering wheel
must be turned further, while the vehicle re‐
sponds more sensitively to steering wheel
movements in the higher speed range.
The stability-enhancing intervention may be de‐
Proceed cautiously and drive defensively.
Have the system checked.
Dynamic Driving Control*
Dynamic Driving Control can be used to adjust
the driving dynamics of the vehicle. Several pro‐
grams are available for this purpose; they can be
activated using the two Dynamic Driving Control
buttons. Operating the programs Press the button Program
For Dynamic Damper Control*, the lower button
is labeled with COMFORT.
Automatic program change
system automatically switches to NORMAL
in the following situations:
▷ Failure of Integral Active Steering*.
▷ Failure of Dynamic Damping Control*.
▷ The vehicle has a flat tire.
DSC OFF, refer to page 95, is active, driv‐
ing stability is limited during acceleration and
when driving in bends.
When TRACTION is active, the vehicle has max‐
imum traction on loose road surfaces. DTC Dy‐
namic Traction Control, refer to page 96, is ac‐
tivated. Driving stability is limited during
acceleration and when driving in bends.
Sporty driving with optimized chassis and sus‐
pension during limited driving stabilization.
Dynamic Traction Control is switched on.
The driver handles several of the stabilization
Press the button repeatedly until
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The wheels are composed of special rims and
tires that are self-supporting, to a limited de‐
support of the sidewall allows the tire to re‐
main drivable to a restricted degree in the event
of a pressure loss.
Continued driving with a damaged tire., refer to
Changing run-flat tires
For your own safety, only use run-flat tires. No
spare tire is available in the case of a flat tire. Your
service center will be glad to advise you.
Fine-link snow chains
Only certain types of fine-link snow chains have
been tested by the manufacturer of your vehicle,
classified as road-safe and recommended.
Consult your service center for more informa‐
Use only in pairs on the rear wheels, equipped
with the tires of the following size:
▷ 225/55 R 17.
▷ 245/45 R 18.
Follow the chain manufacturer's instructions.
sure that the snow chains are always suf‐
ficiently tight. Retighten as needed according to
the chain manufacturer's instructions.
Do not initialize the Tire Pressure Monitor after
mounting snow chains, as doing so may result
in incorrect readings.
When driving with snow chains, briefly activate
Dynamic Traction Control if necessary.
Maximum speed with snow chains
Do not exceed a speed of 30 mph/50 km/h when
using snow chains. Snow chain detection*
When using snow chains, you should set
whether you are driving with or without snow
chains via the iDrive.
snow chain detection system supports you
by automatically showing the detected state on
the Control Display.
When snow chains are in use, the rear axle steer‐
ing of the Integral Active Steering* is deacti‐
At speeds above the maximum allowable speed
with snow chains of 30 mph/50 km/h, the rear
axle steering is activated again automatically.
Activating the status
2. "Tire chains"
3. "Tire chains installed"
If functioning properly:
▷ Snow chains are mounted. The setting is not
After you drive a short distance, a Check
Control message is shown and the state is
Confirm the automatic activation.
▷ Snow chains are not mounted. The setting
is activated .
At speeds above 30 mph/50 km/h, a Check
Control message is displayed. Deactivate
the status manually.
If not functioning properly:
▷ Snow chains are mounted. The setting is not
A Check Control message is not displayed.
automatic detection system is malfunc‐
tioning. Activate the status manually.
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Activating/deactivating rear axle
If the status indicating that snow chains are in
is activated, the rear axle steering is deacti‐
At speeds above 30 mph/50 km/h, the rear axle
steering is activated again, even though snow
chains are in use.
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Wheels and tires
Signals when unlocking 33
Ski bag 137
Slide/tilt glass roof 41
Smallest turning circle 281
Smoker's package 134
Snap-in adapter, mobile phone 219
Snow chains 253
Socket, OBD Onboard Diag‐ nostics 260
Software applications, iPhone 236
Software update 199
Spare fuse 268
Special destinations, naviga‐ tion 157
Specified engine oil types 258
Speed, average 76
Speed limit, setting 77
Split screen 20
screen map settings 165
Spoken instructions, naviga‐ tion 163
SPORT+ program, Dynamic Driving Control 99
Sport automatic transmis‐ sion 66
SPORT program, Dynamic Driving Control 100
Sport program, transmis‐ sion 66
Stability control systems 95
Start/Stop button 58
Start function during malfunc‐ tion 29
Starting aid 270
Starting the engine 59
State/province, selecting for navigation 154
Stations, stored 180
Station, storing 174
Status display, tires 88
Status information, iDrive 19
Status of Owner's Manual 6 Steering, Integral Active
Steering wheel, adjusting 53
Steering wheel heating 53
Steering wheel memory 51
Steptronic, automatic trans‐ mission 65
Stopping the engine 59
Storage compartments 138
Storage compartments, loca‐ tions 138
Storage, tires 252
Storing the vehicle 276
Street, entering for naviga‐ tion 155
Summer tires, tread 250
Supplementary text mes‐ sage 71
Surround View 113
Suspension settings 99
Switch for Dynamic Driving Control 99
Switch-on times, parked-car ventilation 131
Switch, refer to Cockpit 12
Tail and brake lamps 266
Tailgate, automatic 36
Tailgate via remote control 33
Tail lamps 265
Tail lamps, bulb replace‐ ment 266
Technical changes, refer to Safety 7
Technical data 280
Temperature, automatic cli‐ mate control 127
Temperature display, external temperature 73 Temperature, engine oil
Tempomat, refer to Active Cruise Control 102
Terminal, starting aid 271
Text messages 224
Text message, supplemen‐ tary 71
Theft alarm system, refer to Alarm system 39
Theft protection, lug bolts 267
Theft protection, refer to Cen‐ tral locking system 31
camera, refer to Night
Thigh support 44
Through-loading system 136
Tilt alarm sensor 39
Tilt, seats 44
Time of arrival 77
Tire damage 251
Tire identification marks 249
Tire inflation pressure 242
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM 88
Tires, changing 251
Tires, everything on wheels and tires 242
Tires, run-flat tires 252
Tire tread 250
Toll roads, route 162
Tool kit 262
Top View 116
Torque, engine 281
Total vehicle weight 283
Tow fitting 273
Town/city, navigation 154
Tow truck 272
TPM Tire Pressure Moni‐ tor 88
Traction control 96
TRACTION program, Dynamic Driving Control 96
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