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bench seats and AIRCAP wind screen =
move to the upper position.
If you park your vehicle with the soft top
down and remove the SmartKey, the wind
and the head restraints in the rear
compartment retract automatically. When
you start the engine again, the wind
deflector and the head restraints in the rear
compartment extend again automatically.
i It is no longer possible to retract/extend
AIRCAP if you are driving faster than
100 mph (160 km/h).
Retracting AIRCAP X
Turn the SmartKey to position 2 in the
X Open the cover in the lower center console.
X Press AIRCAP button :.
The two indicator lamps on the AIRCAP
button go out. Wind deflector ; retracts.
The head restraints on the rear bench seats
and AIRCAP wind screen = move to the
lower position simultaneously.
there are passengers wearing seat belts
in the rear compartment, the head
restraints on the rear bench seats and the
AIRCAP wind screen remain in the upper
Retracting the head restraints on the
rear bench seats from the driver's seat To improve the rear view, you can retract the
head restraints on the rear bench seats
(Y page 109). The wind deflector
remains in its current position. Installing and removing the AIRCAP
Preparation You will need a 4 mm Allen key to install/
remove the AIRCAP wind screen. Before installing or removing the AIRCAP
Turn the SmartKey to position 2 in the
X Open the folding roof fully ( Y page 90).
X Extend the head restraints in the rear
compartment fully (Y page 109).
Removing Bolts on the AIRCAP wind screen between the head
restraints in the rear compartment
Use the 4 mm hex-socket wrench to turn
the bolts on both sides counter-clockwise
by about 90° and loosen them.
X Pull the bolts out of the brackets on the
head restraints. X
Pull the AIRCAP wind screen out of the
guide rails in the direction of the arrow.
Make sure that you pull the AIRCAP wind
screen forwards slightly when doing so.98
Soft top (Cabriolet)
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Parking the vehicle for a long period
If you leave the vehicle parked for longer than
four weeks, the battery may be damaged by
If you leave the vehicle parked for longer than
six weeks, the vehicle may suffer damage as
a result of lack of use.
X Visit a qualified specialist workshop and
i You can obtain information about trickle
chargers from a qualified specialist
workshop. Driving tips
Important safety notes G
Always remember that you must concentrate
primarily on driving the vehicle. The driver's
concentration must always be directed
primarily at road traffic. For your own safety
and that of others, we recommend that you
stop the vehicle at a safe place and in
with the traffic conditions before
making or accepting a phone call.
Comply with all legal requirements if you use
the telephone while driving. Use the hands-
free system and only use the telephone when
road, weather and traffic conditions permit. In
some jurisdictions, it is forbidden for drivers
to use mobile phones while driving.
Only operate the audio system or COMAND
(Cockpit Management and Data System) in
compliance with all legal requirements and
when the road, weather and traffic conditions
permit. You may otherwise not be able to
observe the traffic conditions, endangering
yourself and others.
Remember that your vehicle covers a distance
of 44 ft (approximately 14 m) a second when
it is traveling at only 30 mph (approximately
50 km/h). Drive sensibly – save fuel Observe the following tips to save fuel:
The tires should always be inflated to the
recommended tire pressure.
X Remove unnecessary loads.
X Remove roof racks when they are not
X Warm up the engine at low engine speeds.
X Avoid frequent acceleration or braking.
X Have all maintenance work carried out as
indicated by the service intervals in the
Maintenance Booklet or by the service
Fuel consumption also increases when
in cold weather, in stop-and-go traffic
and in mountainous terrain.
Drinking and driving G
Drinking and driving and/or taking drugs and
driving are very dangerous combinations.
Even a small amount of alcohol or drugs can
affect your reflexes, perceptions and
The possibility of a serious or even fatal
are greatly increased when you drink
or take drugs and drive.
Do not drink or take drugs and drive or allow
anyone to drive who has been drinking or
Make sure absolutely no objects are
obstructing the pedals' range of movement.
Keep the driver's footwell clear of all
obstacles. If there are any floormats or
carpets in the footwell, make sure that the
pedals still have sufficient clearance.
During sudden driving or braking maneuvers,
the objects could get caught between the
pedals. You could then no longer brake or Driving tips
Driving and parking
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Bag hook Stowage well under the trunk floor
! Unhook the handle before again before
closing the trunk lid and clip it in securely
prevent the handle flap from protruding.
Otherwise, you could damage the handle. The TIREFIT kit, the vehicle tool kit, etc. are
located in the stowage compartment.
To open: pull handle : up.Example: Coupe X
Coupe: hook handle : into rain
X Cabriolet: pull the trunk floor slightly
towards you and then hook handle : into
rain trough ;. Roof carrier (Coupe)
Important safety notes G
Only use roof racks approved by Mercedes-
Benz for your vehicle model to avoid damage
to the vehicle.
Follow the manufacturer's installation
instructions. Otherwise, an improperly
attached roof rack system or its load could
become detached from the vehicle.
Do not exceed the maximum roof load of
220 lb (100 kg).
Take into consideration that when the roof
rack is loaded, the handling characteristics
are different from those when operating the
vehicle without the roof rack loaded.
! Mercedes-Benz recommends that you
use roof carriers that have been tested
and approved for Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
This helps to prevent damage to the
Position the load on the roof rack in such a
way that the vehicle will not sustain
damage even when it is in motion.
Depending on the vehicle equipment,
ensure that when the roof carrier is
installed you can:
R open the panorama roof with power tilt/
sliding panel fully
R open the trunk lid fully
! To avoid damaging or scratching the
covers, do not use metallic or hard objects
to open them. 272
Stowage and features
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Selecting, mounting and replacing
R Only mount tires and wheels of the same
type and make.
R Only mount tires of the correct size onto
R Break in new tires at moderate speeds for
first 60 miles (100 km). They only reach
their full performance after this distance.
R Do not drive with tires which have too little
tread depth, as this significantly reduces
the traction on wet roads (hydroplaning).
R Replace the tires after six years at the
latest, regardless of wear.
Observe the notes on the emergency spare
wheel (Y page 355). MOExtended tires (tires with run-flat
With MOExtended tires (tires with run flat
characteristics), you can continue to drive
your vehicle even if there is a total loss of
pressure in one or more tires.
MOExtended tires may only be used in
conjunction with an active tire pressure loss
system or with an active tire pressure
monitor and on wheels specifically tested by
Notes on driving with MOExtended tires with
a flat tire ( Y page 309).
i Vehicles equipped with MOExtended tires
are not equipped with a TIREFIT kit at the
factory. It is therefore recommended that
you additionally equip your vehicle with a
TIREFIT kit if you mount tires that do not
feature run-flat properties, e.g. winter tires.
A TIREFIT kit can be obtained from a
qualified specialist workshop. Winter operation
your vehicle winterproofed at a qualified
specialist workshop at the onset of winter.
Observe the notes in the "Changing a wheel"
section ( Y page 344). Driving with summer tires
temperatures below 45 ‡ (+7 †), summer
tires lose elasticity significantly, and
therefore traction and braking power as well.
Change the tires on your vehicle to
M+S tires. Using summer tires at very cold
temperatures could cause cracks to form,
thereby damaging the tires permanently.
Mercedes-Benz cannot accept responsibility
for this type of damage. M+S tires
M+S tires with a tire tread depth of less than
in (4 mm) are not suitable for use in winter
and do not provide sufficient traction. There
is a risk of an accident.
M+S tires with a tread depth of less than ã
in (4 mm) must be replaced immediately.
At temperatures below 45 ‡ (+7 †), use
winter tires or all-weather tires. Both types of
tire are identified by the M+S marking.
Only winter tires bearing the i snowflake
symbol in addition to the M+S marking
provide the best possible grip in wintry road
Only these tires will allow driving safety
systems such as ABS and ESP ®
optimally in winter. These tires have been
developed specifically for driving in snow.
Use M+S tires of the same make and tread on
all wheels to maintain safe handling
Wheels and tires
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The weight of a vehicle with standard
equipment including the maximum capacity
fuel, oil and coolant. It also includes the air-
conditioning system and optional equipment
if these are installed in the vehicle, but does
not include passengers or luggage.
Maximum load rating
The maximum tire load is the maximum
permissible weight in kilograms or lbs for
which a tire is approved.
Maximum permissible tire pressure
Maximum permissible tire pressure for one
Maximum load on one tire
Maximum load on one tire. This is calculated
by dividing the maximum axle load of one axle
PSI (pounds per square inch)
A standard unit of measure for tire pressure.
Relationship between tire height and tire
width in percent.
This is pressure inside the tire applying an
outward force to each square inch of the tire's
surface. The tire pressure is specified in
pounds per square inch (psi), in kilopascal
(kPa) or in bar. The tire pressure should only
be corrected when the tires are cold.
Cold tire pressure
The tires are cold:
R if the vehicle has been parked without
direct sunlight on the tires for at least three
R if the vehicle has been driven for less than
1 mile (1.6 km). Tread
The part of the tire that comes into contact
with the road.
The tire bead ensures that the tire sits
on the wheel. There are several steel
wires in the bead to prevent the tire from
coming loose from the wheel rim.
The part of the tire between the tread and the
Weight of optional extras
The combined weight of those optional extras
that weigh more than the replaced standard
parts and more than 2.3 kilograms (5 lbs).
These optional extras, such as high-
performance brakes, level control, a roof rack
or a high-performance battery, are not
included in the curb weight and the weight of
TIN (Tire Identification Number)
This is a unique identifier which can be used
by a tire manufacturer to identify tires, for
example for a product recall, and thus identify
the purchasers. The TIN is made up of the
manufacturer's identity code, tire size, tire
type code and the manufacturing date.
Load bearing index
The load bearing index (also load index) is a
code that contains the maximum load bearing
capacity of a tire.
Traction is the result of friction between the
tires and the road surface.
Narrow bars (tread wear bars) that are
distributed over the tire tread. If the tire tread
is level with the bars, the wear limit of á in
(1.6 mm) has been reached. All about wheels and tires
Wheels and tires Z