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  • Sommer\ Corporate\ Media\ AG

    Operators ManualR-Class

    Order No. 6515 1817 13 Part No. 251 584 39 81 Edition A 2008 R-Cl

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  • R 320 CDI 4MATICR 350R 350 4MATICR 550 4MATIC

  • 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 de-sire 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 oc-cupants.

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

    Mercedes-Benz USA, LLCA DaimlerChrysler Company

  • Contents

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

    Service and warranty information .. 10Important notice for Californiaretail buyers and lessees ofMercedes-Benz automobiles .......... 11Maintenance .................................. 12Roadside Assistance ...................... 12Change of address or ownership.... 13Operating your vehicle outsidethe 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 electronicrecording devices........................... 19

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

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

    Overhead control panel ........................ 33Storage compartments......................... 34Door control panel................................ 36

    Getting started ................................... 37Unlocking ............................................. 38

    Unlocking with the SmartKey ......... 38Unlocking with KEYLESS-GO*......... 39Starter switch positions.................. 39

    Adjusting .............................................. 43Seats .............................................. 43Steering wheel................................ 46Mirrors............................................ 48

    Driving.................................................. 50Fastening the seat belts ................. 50Starting the engine ......................... 53Parking brake ................................. 56Driving off ....................................... 56Switching on headlamps................. 58Turn signals .................................... 59Windshield wipers........................... 59Rear window wiper/washer............ 61Problems while driving.................... 62

    Parking and locking.............................. 64Parking brake ................................. 65Switching off headlamps................. 65Turning off the engine..................... 66Releasing seat belts........................ 67Locking ........................................... 67

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    Safety and Security .......................... 69Occupant safety................................... 70

    Air bags .......................................... 72Occupant Classification System..... 77Seat belts ....................................... 82Active head restraints .................... 86Rear head restraints....................... 87Children in the vehicle.................... 87Blocking of rear door windowoperation........................................ 97

    Panic alarm.......................................... 98Activating ....................................... 98Deactivating ................................... 98

    Driving safety systems......................... 99ABS ................................................ 99BAS .............................................. 101ESP............................................. 101EBP............................................... 105

    Anti-theft systems.............................. 106Immobilizer................................... 106Anti-theft alarm system................ 106

    Controls in detail ............................. 109Locking and unlocking....................... 110

    SmartKey ..................................... 110SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* ...... 113Checking the batteries in theSmartKey or SmartKey withKEYLESS-GO* .............................. 118Loss of the SmartKey orSmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* ...... 118Opening the doors from the inside 118Tailgate/Power tailgate*.............. 119Automatic central locking ............ 126Locking and unlocking fromthe inside ..................................... 126

    Seats ................................................. 128Easy-entry/exit feature ................ 128Lumbar support............................ 132Multicontour seat*....................... 132Front seat active head restraints . 133Rear seats .................................... 133Seat heating*............................... 139Seat ventilation* (Canada only) ... 140

    Memory function* ............................. 141Storing positions into memory..... 142Recalling positions from memory. 142

    Lighting ............................................. 143Exterior lamp switch .................... 143Combination switch ..................... 147Corner-illuminating frontfog lamps* ................................... 148Hazard warning flasher ................ 150Interior lighting ............................ 150Door entry lamps ......................... 153Cargo compartment lamp ............ 153

    Instrument cluster ............................. 154Adjusting instrument cluster illumination .................................. 154Resetting trip odometer ............... 155Tachometer.................................. 155Outside temperature indicator..... 155

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    Control system .................................. 157Multifunction display.................... 157Multifunction steering wheel........ 158Menus .......................................... 160Standard display menu ................ 164AUDIO menu ................................ 165NAV menu*.................................. 167AIRMATIC*/Compass menu ........ 168Distronic* menu........................... 168Vehicle status message memorymenu............................................ 169Settings menu.............................. 170Distance warning function* ......... 185Trip computer menu..................... 185TEL menu* ................................... 187

    Automatic transmission..................... 190Gear selector lever....................... 190Shifting procedure ....................... 193Transmission positions................. 194Driving tips................................... 197Gear ranges ................................. 199Automatic shift program .............. 200Steering wheel gearshift control .. 201Emergency operation(Limp-Home Mode) ...................... 202

    Good visibility ..................................... 203Headlamp cleaning system* ......... 203Rear view mirrors.......................... 203Power folding exterior rear view mirrors* ........................................ 204Sun visors ..................................... 205Rear door window sunshade*....... 207Rear window defroster.................. 207

    Climate control................................... 208Deactivating the climate control system .......................................... 212Operating the climate controlsystem in automatic mode............ 212Setting the temperature................ 213Adjusting air distribution............... 213Adjusting air volume ..................... 214Front defroster.............................. 214Air recirculation mode .................. 216Air conditioning............................. 219Residual heat and ventilation........ 219Rear climate control*.................... 220

    3-zone automatic climate control*..... 222Deactivating the automaticclimate control system ................. 226Operating the automatic climate control system in automaticmode ............................................ 227Setting the temperature ............... 227Adjusting air distribution .............. 228Adjusting air volume ..................... 229Front defroster ............................. 229Maximum cooling MAXCOOL........ 231Air recirculation mode .................. 231Air conditioning ............................ 233Using driver-side settings for all temperature zones........................ 234Residual heat and ventilation........ 235Rear automatic climate control (second row)................................. 236Rear automatic climate control (second and third row)*................ 240

    Power windows .................................. 241Door windows............................... 242Hinged quarter windows* ............. 243Synchronizing the door windows .. 244Summer opening feature .............. 244Convenience closing feature......... 245

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    Power tilt/sliding sunroof* ................ 248Opening and closing..................... 248Synchronizing............................... 250

    Panorama roof with powertilt/sliding panel* .............................. 252

    Roller sunblinds for thepanorama roof with powertilt/sliding panel........................... 252Opening and closing thepanorama roof with powertilt/sliding panel........................... 253Synchronizing the panoramaroof with power tilt/sliding panel . 255

    Driving systems ................................. 257Cruise control............................... 257Distronic* (Canada only) .............. 262Distance warning function* (Canada only) ............................... 275AIRMATIC* ................................... 276Permanent four-wheel drive(4MATIC)* .................................... 281Parktronic* (Parking assist) ......... 281Rear view camera*....................... 285

    Loading.............................................. 288Roof rack*.................................... 288Loading instructions..................... 289Cargo tie-down rings .................... 290Hooks........................................... 291Expanding cargo compartment .... 292Cargo compartment cover blind... 299Cargo net* ................................... 301

    Useful features .................................. 304Storage compartments ................ 304Parcel nets ................................... 307Cup holders.................................. 308Ashtrays ....................................... 311Cigarette lighter ........................... 313Power outlets ............................... 314Rear center console* ................... 315Heated steering wheel* ............... 318Telephone* .................................. 319Tele Aid* ...................................... 322Garage door opener ..................... 329Compass ...................................... 334Floormats..................................... 335Infrared reflecting windshield*..... 336

    Operation ......................................... 337The first 1000 miles (1500 km) ........ 338Driving instructions ........................... 339

    Drive sensibly save fuel............. 339Drinking and driving..................... 339Pedals .......................................... 339Power assistance ......................... 340Brakes.......................................... 340Driving off .................................... 342Parking......................................... 343Tires............................................. 343Hydroplaning................................ 344Tire traction ................................. 344Tire speed rating .......................... 345Winter driving instructions ........... 346Standing water............................. 347Passenger compartment.............. 347Driving abroad ............................. 348Control and operation of radio transmitters ................................. 348Catalytic converter(gasoline engine).......................... 349

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    Oxidation catalyst(diesel engine).............................. 349Emission control .......................... 350Coolant temperature.................... 350

    At the gas station .............................. 352Refueling ...................................... 352Check regularly and before along trip........................................ 354

    Engine compartment ......................... 356Hood ............................................ 356Engine oil ..................................... 358Transmission fluid level................ 360Coolant level ................................ 360Windshield/rear window washer system and headlamp cleaning system* ....................................... 362

    Tires and wheels................................ 363Important guidelines .................... 363Tire care and maintenance........... 364Direction of rotation..................... 365Loading the vehicle ...................... 366Recommended tire inflationpressure....................................... 371Checking tire inflation pressure ... 373Tire labeling.................................. 384Load identification ....................... 388

    DOT, Tire Identification Number(TIN) .............................................. 388Maximum tire load ........................ 390Maximum tire inflation pressure ... 390Uniform Tire Quality GradingStandards (U.S. vehicles).............. 391Tire ply material ............................ 393Tire and loading terminology......... 393Rotating tires ................................ 396

    Winter driving ..................................... 398Winter tires ................................... 398Snow chains.................................. 399

    Maintenance....................................... 400Maintenance service indicator message ....................................... 400Calling up the...