Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Vehicle level - AIRMATIC - Driving systems - Driving and parking - Mercedes-Benz E-Class Owners ManualMercedes-Benz E-Class: Vehicle level

Important safety notes

Your vehicle regulates its height automatically. All-round self-leveling ensures the best possible suspension and constant ground clearance, even with a laden vehicle.

When you drive fast, the vehicle is lowered automatically to improve driving safety and to reduce fuel consumption.

The following vehicle levels are possible:

 - normal
 - raised: the vehicle is raised by about 0.80 in (20 mm) when compared with the normal level
 - lowered: the vehicle is lowered by about 0.40 in (10 mm) when compared with the normal level

The "Normal" and "Raised" vehicle levels can be set manually.

The "Lowered” vehicle level is set automatically:

 - at speeds above 70 mph (113 km/h)
 - if you have selected "Sports tuning"

Setting the vehicle level

Select the "Normal" setting for normal road surfaces and "Raised" for driving with snow chains or on particularly poor road surfaces.

Your selection remains stored even if you remove the SmartKey from the ignition lock.

To help avoid personal injury, keep hands and feet away from wheel housing area, and stay away from under the vehicle when lowering the vehicle chassis.

Setting raised level

Setting raised level

•► Start the engine.

If indicator lamp 2 is not lit:

•► Press button 1.

Indicator lamp 2 lights up. The vehicle height is adjusted to raised level.

The Vehicle rising message appears in the display.

The "Raised level" setting is canceled if you:

 - drive at speeds above approximately 75 mph (120 km/h)
 - drive about 3 minutes at speeds above 50 mph (80 km/h)

The "Raised level" remains active when you are not driving within these speed ranges.

Setting the normal level

•► Start the engine.

If indicator lamp 2 is lit:

•► Press button 1.

Indicator lamp 2 goes out. The vehicle is adjusted to normal level.


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