Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Transporting the vehicle - Towing and tow-starting - Breakdown assistance - Mercedes-Benz E-Class Owners ManualMercedes-Benz E-Class: Transporting the vehicle

The towing eye can be used to pull the vehicle onto a trailer or transporter for transporting purposes.

•► Turn the SmartKey to position 2 in the ignition lock.

•► Shift the automatic transmission to position N.

As soon as the vehicle is loaded:

•► Prevent the vehicle from rolling away by applying the parking brake.

•► Shift the automatic transmission to position P.

•► Turn the SmartKey to position 0 in the ignition lock and remove the SmartKey from the ignition lock.

•► Secure the vehicle.

Only lash the vehicle down by the wheels or wheel rims, not by parts of the vehicle such as axle or steering components.

Otherwise, the vehicle could be damaged.

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