Operator's Manual CLK-Class - Mercedes-Benz USA s Manual CLK-Class - Mercedes-Benz USA

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  • Sommer\ Corporate\ Media\ AG

    Operators ManualCLK-Class

    Order No. 6515 1326 13 Part No. 209 584 98 96 USA Edition A 2008 CLK-

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  • CLK 350CLK 550CLK 63 AMG

  • Our company and staff congratulate you on the purchase of your new Mercedes-Benz.

    Your selection of our product is a demon-stration of your trust in our company name. Furthermore, it exemplifies your desire to own an automobile that will be as easy as possible to operate and provide years of service.

    Your Mercedes-Benz represents the ef-forts of many skilled engineers and crafts-men. To help assure your driving pleasure, and also the safety of you and your passen-gers, we ask you to make a small invest-ment of time:

    Please read this manual carefully, then return it to your vehicle where it will be handy for your reference.

    Please follow the recommendations contained in this manual. They are de-signed to acquaint you with the opera-tion of your Mercedes-Benz.

    Please pay attention to the warnings and cautions contained in this manual. They are designed to help improve the safety of the vehicle operator and occupants.

    We extend our best wishes for many miles of safe, pleasurable driving.

    Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC A DaimlerChrysler Company

  • Contents

    Introduction .......................................... 9Product information................................ 9Operators Manual ............................... 10

    Service and warranty information .. 10Important notice for California retail buyers and lessees of Mercedes-Benz automobiles .......... 11Maintenance .................................. 12Roadside Assistance ...................... 12Change of address or ownership.... 12Operating your vehicle outside the USA or Canada............ 13

    Where to find it .................................... 14Symbols............................................... 15Operating safety .................................. 16

    Proper use of the vehicle ............... 16Problems with your vehicle.................. 17Reporting safety defects...................... 18

    Reporting safety defects ................ 18Vehicle data recording......................... 19

    Information regarding electronic recording devices........................... 19

    At a glance .......................................... 21Exterior view (Coupe) ........................... 22Exterior view (Cabriolet) ....................... 24Cockpit................................................. 26Instrument cluster ................................ 28Multifunction steering wheel ................ 30Center console ..................................... 31

    Upper part ...................................... 31Lower part ...................................... 32

    Overhead control panel ........................ 33Door control panel................................ 34

    Getting started ................................... 35Unlocking ............................................. 36

    Unlocking with the SmartKey ......... 36Unlocking with KEYLESS-GO*......... 37Starter switch positions.................. 38

    Adjusting .............................................. 41Seats .............................................. 41Steering wheel................................ 44Mirrors............................................ 47

    Driving.................................................. 48Fastening the seat belts ................. 48Starting the engine ......................... 51Parking brake ................................. 53Driving ............................................ 54Switching on headlamps................. 55Turn signals .................................... 56Windshield wipers........................... 56Problems while driving.................... 58

    Parking and locking.............................. 59Parking brake ................................. 59Switching off headlamps................. 60Turning off the engine..................... 60Releasing seat belts........................ 61Locking ........................................... 61

  • Contents

    Safety and Security ........................... 63Occupant safety................................... 64

    Air bags .......................................... 65Occupant Classification System..... 72Seat belts ....................................... 77Active head restraints .................... 81Roll bars (only CLK cabriolet) ......... 82Children in the vehicle.................... 83Blocking of rear side window operation ................... 88

    Panic alarm.......................................... 89Activating ....................................... 89Deactivating ................................... 89

    Driving safety systems......................... 90ABS ................................................ 90BAS ................................................ 92ESP............................................... 92

    Anti-theft systems................................ 97Immobilizer..................................... 97Anti-theft alarm system.................. 97

    Controls in detail ............................... 99Locking and unlocking ....................... 100

    SmartKey ..................................... 100SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* ...... 103Checking the batteries in the SmartKey or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* .............................. 108Loss of the SmartKey or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* ...... 109Opening the doors from the inside 109Opening the trunk ........................ 110Closing the trunk.......................... 112Trunk emergency release ............. 117Valet locking ................................ 118Automatic central locking ............ 118Locking and unlocking from the inside............................. 119

    Seats ................................................. 120Front seat active head restraints . 120Rear seat head restraints (CLK coupe) ................................. 120Rear seat head restraints (CLK cabriolet) ............................. 123Multicontour seat*....................... 124Seat heating*............................... 125

    Seat ventilation* .......................... 126Memory function ............................... 127

    Storing positions into memory..... 128Recalling positions from memory. 128

    Lighting ............................................. 129Exterior lamp switch .................... 129Combination switch ..................... 133Corner-illuminating front fog lamps* (With Bi-Xenon* headlamps only)........................... 133Hazard warning flasher ................ 135Interior lighting ............................ 136Door entry lamps ......................... 137Trunk lamp................................... 137

    Instrument cluster ............................. 138Adjusting instrument cluster illumination .................................. 138Coolant temperature indicator..... 139Resetting trip odometer ............... 139Tachometer.................................. 140Clock............................................ 140Outside temperature indicator ..... 140

    Control system .................................. 141Multifunction display.................... 141Multifunction steering wheel........ 142Menus.......................................... 144

  • Contents

    Standard display menu ................ 147AMG menu ................................... 148AUDIO menu ................................ 151Navi* menu.................................. 153Vehicle status message memory menu............... 154Settings menu.............................. 155Trip computer menu..................... 167TEL* menu ................................... 169

    Automatic transmission..................... 172Gear selector lever....................... 172Shifting procedure ....................... 173Gear selector lever positions ....... 174Driving tips................................... 176Gear ranges ................................. 177Automatic shift program .............. 178Gear selector lever one-touch gearshifting ................. 179Steering wheel gearshift control one-touch gearshifting* ... 180Manual shift program CLK 63 AMG ................................ 182Emergency operation (Limp-Home Mode) ...................... 184

    Good visibility ..................................... 185Headlamp cleaning system* ......... 185Rear view mirrors.......................... 185Sun visors ..................................... 187Rear window sunshade* (CLK coupe: Canada only)............. 188Rear window defroster.................. 189

    Climate control................................... 190Deactivating the climate control system .......................................... 193Operating the climate control system in automatic mode............ 193Setting the temperature................ 194Adjusting air distribution............... 194Adjusting air volume ..................... 195Front defroster.............................. 195Air recirculation mode .................. 196Air conditioning............................. 198Rear passenger compartment adjustable air vents....................... 199

    Automatic climate control .................. 200Deactivating the automatic climate control system ................. 203Operating the automatic climate control system in automatic mode........................ 203

    Setting the temperature ............... 204Adjusting air distribution .............. 205Adjusting air volume ..................... 206Front defroster ............................. 206Maximum cooling MAXCOOL........ 207Air recirculation mode .................. 207Charcoal filter ............................... 209Air conditioning ............................ 210Residual heat and ventilation* (Canada only)................................ 211Rear passenger compartment adjustable air vents ...................... 212

    Audio system...................................... 213Audio and telephone*, operation.. 213Operating safety ........................... 213Sound system* ............................. 213Operating and display elements ... 214Button and soft key operation ...... 216Operation...................................... 216Radio operation ............................ 221Satellite radio* ............................. 225CD mode....................................... 229GSM network phones ................... 236TDMA or CDMA network phones .. 242Emergency calls 911 ................. 248

  • Contents

    Power windows.................................. 250Opening and closing the windows 250Synchronizing power windows ..... 252Summer opening feature.............. 253Convenience closing feature ........ 254Opening and closing all side windows with the soft top switch (CLK cabriolet) ............................. 255

    Power tilt/sliding sunroof* (Coupe)... 256Opening and closing the power tilt/sliding sunroof ...... 256Synchronizing the power tilt/sliding sunroof ...... 258

    Soft top (Cabriolet) ............................ 259Opening and closing the soft top . 259Opening and closing the soft top with the SmartKey........................ 263Luggage cover .............................. 264Wind screen ................................. 265

    Driving systems ................................. 267Cruise control............................... 267Parktronic system (Parking assist)*, CLK 63 AMG (USA), Canada all models ........................ 271

    Loading.............................................. 275Roof rack (CLK coupe only).......... 275Ski bag* (Canada only) ................ 276Split rear bench seat (CLK coupe only) .......................... 281Loading instructions..................... 283Cargo tie-down rings (CLK coupe only) .......................... 284

    Useful features .................................. 285Storage compartments ................ 285Center armrest............................. 287Armrest in the rear passenger compartment....... 287Cup holders.................................. 288Ashtrays ....................................... 289Cigarette lighter ........................... 290Power outlet in the rear passenger compartment....... 291Floormats*................................... 291Telephone* .................................. 292Tele Aid ........................................ 295Garage door opener* ................... 301

    Operation ......................................... 307The first 1000 miles (1500 km) ........ 308Driving instructions ........................... 309

    Drive sensibly save fuel............. 309Drinking and driving ..................... 309Pedals .......................................... 309Power assistance ......................... 310Brakes.......................................... 310Driving off .................................... 312Parking......................................... 312Tires............................................. 313Hydroplaning................................ 314Tire traction ................................. 314Tire speed rating .......................... 315Winter driving instructions ........... 316Standing water............................. 317Passenger compartment.............. 317Driving abroad ............................. 317Control and operation of radio transmitters .................... 317Catalytic converter....................... 318Emission control .......................... 318Coolant temperature.................... 319

  • Contents

    At the gas station .............................. 320Refueling...................................... 320Check regularly and before a long trip................... 322

    Engine compartment ......................... 323Hood ............................................ 323Engine oil ..................................... 325Transmission fluid level................ 327Coolant ........................................ 328Battery ......................................... 329Windshield washer system and headlamp cleaning system*......... 330

    Tires and wheels................................ 331Important guidelines .................... 331Tire care and maintenance........... 332Direction of rotation..................... 334Loading the vehicle ...................... 334Recommended tire inflation pressure................... 339Checking tire inflation pressure ... 341MOExtended system* .................. 348Tire labeling.................................. 348Load identification ....................... 352DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN) ... 353Maximum tire load ....................... 354

    Maximum tire inflation pressure ... 355Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards (U.S. vehicles).............. 356Tire ply material ............................ 357Tire and loading terminology......... 358Rotating tires ................................ 361

    Winter driving ..................................... 362Winter tires ................................... 362Block heater (Canada only) ........... 363Snow chains.................................. 363...

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