2014 Mercedes Benz CLS Class Owner's Manual

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    CLSOperator's Manual

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    Welcome to the world of Mercedes-Benz

    We urge you to read this Operator's Manual

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    Index ....................................................... 4

    Introduction ......................................... 21

    At a glance ........................................... 29

    Safety ................................................... 39

    Opening and closing........................... 75

    Seats, steering wheel and mirrors .... 97

    Lights and windshield wipers .......... 115

    Climate control................................. 129

    Driving and parking.......................... 145

    On-board computer and displays .... 217

    Stowage and features ...................... 277

    Maintenance and care...................... 305

    Breakdown assistance..................... 319

    Wheels and tires............................... 333

    Technical data ................................... 371

    Contents 3

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    1, 2, 3 ...

    12 V socket

    see Sockets

    4ETS

    see ETS/4ETS (ElectronicTraction System)

    4MATIC (permanent four-wheel

    drive) .................................................. 193

    4MATIC off-road system................... 193

    A

    ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)

    Display message ............................ 238

    Function/notes ................................ 66Important safety notes .................... 66

    Warning lamp ................................. 267

    Activating/deactivating cooling

    with air dehumidification................. 136

    Active Blind Spot Assist

    Activating/deactivating (on-

    board computer) ............................ 228

    Display message ............................ 254

    Function/information .................... 211

    Active Driving Assistance package . 211Active Lane Keeping Assist

    Activating/deactivating (on-

    board computer) ............................ 229

    Display message ............................ 253

    Function/information .................... 214

    Active light function......................... 121

    Active multicontour seat

    Adjusting (on the seat) .................. 103

    Active Parking Assist

    Detecting parking spaces .............. 197Display message ............................ 254

    Function/notes ............................. 196

    Important safety notes .................. 196

    Parking .......................................... 198

    ADAPTIVE BRAKE ................................. 72

    Adaptive Damping System (ADS) ..... 190

    Adaptive Highbeam Assist

    Display message ............................ 248

    Function/notes ............................. 121

    Additives (engine oil) ........................ 376

    Air bags

    Display message ............................ 244

    Front air bag (driver, front

    passenger) ....................................... 44

    Important safety notes .................... 42

    Knee bag .......................................... 45PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF

    indicator lamp .................................. 47

    Pelvis air bag ................................... 46

    Safety guidelines ............................. 41

    Side impact air bag .......................... 45

    Window curtain air bag .................... 47

    Air-conditioning system

    see Climate control

    AIR FLOW........................................... 137

    AIRMATIC

    Display message ............................ 252

    Function/notes ............................. 189

    Air vents

    Glove box ....................................... 142

    Important safety notes .................. 142

    Rear ............................................... 143

    Setting ........................................... 142

    Setting the center air vents ........... 142

    Setting the side air vents ............... 142

    Ambient lighting

    Setting the brightness (on-board

    computer) ...................................... 231

    Setting the color (on-board

    computer) ...................................... 231

    AMG adaptive sport suspension

    system................................................ 190

    Ashtray............................................... 287

    Assistance display (on-board

    computer).......................................... 227Assistance menu (on-board

    computer).......................................... 227

    ASSYST PLUS

    Displaying a service message ........ 310

    Hiding a service message .............. 310

    Notes ............................................. 309

    Resetting the service interval

    display ........................................... 310

    Service message ............................ 309

    Special service requirements ......... 310

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    ATA (Anti-Theft Alarm system)

    Activating/deactivating ................... 74

    Function ........................................... 74

    Switching off the alarm .................... 74

    ATTENTION ASSIST

    Activating/deactivating ................. 228

    Display message ............................ 251

    Function/notes ............................. 203

    Audio system

    see separate operating instructions

    Authorized Mercedes-Benz Center

    see Qualified specialist workshop

    AUTO lights

    Display message ............................ 247

    see Lights

    Automatic engine start (ECO start/

    stop function).................................... 152

    Automatic engine switch-off (ECO

    start/stop function).......................... 151

    Automatic headlamp mode.............. 117

    Automatic transmission

    Automatic drive program ............... 160

    Changing gear ............................... 158

    DIRECT SELECT lever ..................... 155

    Display message ............................ 260Drive program display .................... 156

    Driving tips .................................... 158

    Emergency running mode .............. 164

    Engaging drive position .................. 158

    Engaging neutral ............................ 157

    Engaging park position (AMG

    vehicles) ........................................ 157

    Engaging reverse gear ................... 157

    Engaging the park position ............ 156

    Kickdown ....................................... 159Manual drive program .................... 161

    Manual drive program (AMG

    vehicles) ........................................ 162

    Manual drive program (vehicles

    with Sports package AMG) ............ 162

    Overview ........................................ 155

    Problem (malfunction) ................... 164

    Program selector button ................ 159

    Pulling away ................................... 150

    Selector lever ................................ 155Shift ranges ................................... 162

    Starting the engine ........................ 149

    Steering wheel paddle shifters ... ... 160

    Transmission position display ........ 155

    Transmission position display

    (DIRECT SELECT lever) ................... 156

    Transmission positions .................. 158

    Automatic transmission

    emergency mode............................... 164

    B

    Backup lamp

    Changing bulbs .............................. 125

    Bag hook............................................ 283

    BAS (Brake Assist System) ................. 67

    BAS PLUS (Brake Assist System

    PLUS).................................................... 67

    Battery (SmartKey)Checking .......................................... 79

    Important safety notes .................... 79

    Replacing ......................................... 79

    Battery (vehicle)

    Charging ........................................ 324

    Display message ............................ 250

    Important safety notes .................. 322

    Jump starting ................................. 326

    Belt force limiter

    Activation ......................................... 59Function ........................................... 59

    Blind Spot Assist

    Activating/deactivating ................. 228

    Display message ............................ 254

    Notes/function .............................. 207

    see Active Blind Spot Assist

    Bottle holder...................................... 285

    Brake fluid

    Display message ............................ 240

    Notes ............................................. 376

    Brake lamps

    Display message ............................ 246

    Brakes

    ABS .................................................. 66

    BAS .................................................. 67

    BAS PLUS ........................................ 67

    Brake fluid (notes) ......................... 376

    Display message ............................ 238

    Driving tips .................................... 172

    High-performance brake system .... 173

    Important safety notes .................. 172

    Maintenance .................................. 173

    Index 5

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    Parking brake ................................ 169

    Warning lamp ................................. 266

    Breakdown

    see Flat tire

    see Towing away

    Bulbssee Changing bulbs

    C

    California

    Important notice for retail

    customers and lessees .................... 23

    Calling up a malfunction

    see Display messages

    CareCarpets .......................................... 318

    Car wash ........................................ 311

    Display ........................................... 315

    Exhaust pipe .................................. 315

    Exterior lights ................................ 314

    Gear or selector lever .................... 316

    Interior ........................................... 315

    Matte finish ................................... 313

    Night View Assist Plus ................... 316

    Notes ............................................. 311Paint .............................................. 313

    Plastic trim .................................... 316

    Power washer ................................ 312

    Rear view camera .......................... 315

    Roof lining ...................................... 318

    Seat belt ........................................ 317

    Seat cover ..................................... 317

    Sensors ......................................... 315

    Steering wheel ............................... 316

    Trim pieces .................................... 316Washing by hand ........................... 312

    Wheels ........................................... 314

    Windows ........................................ 314

    Wiper blades .................................. 314

    Wooden trim .................................. 316

    Cargo tie down rings ......................... 282

    Car wash (care)................................. 311

    CD player/CD changer (on-board

    computer).......................................... 225

    Center console

    Lower section .................................. 35

    Lower section (AMG vehicles) .......... 36

    Upper section .................................. 34

    Central locking

    Automatic locking (on-board

    computer) ...................................... 232

    Locking/unlocking (SmartKey) ........ 76

    Changing bulbs

    Important safety notes .................. 124

    Overview of bulb types .................. 125

    Reversing lamps ............................ 125

    Child-proof locks

    Important safety notes .................... 64

    Rear doors ....................................... 65

    Children

    In the vehicle ................................... 60

    Restraint systems ............................ 60

    Spec...

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