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Storage compartment in the rear cen-
Briefly press the top of the compart-
It extends automatically.Ruffled storage bags
Ruffled storage bags are located on the
back of the front seats.Storage compartment in the rear arm-
Press the handle upward and fold the
iThe compartment can get very warm
due to its confined space. When storing
heat sensitive objects (e.g. groceries)
in the compartment, close the air vent
while heating the passenger compart-
The ruffled storage bag is intended for stor-
ing light-weight items only.
Heavy objects, objects with sharp edges or
fragile objects may not be transported in the
ruffled storage bag.
The ruffled storage bag cannot protect
transported goods in the event of an acci-
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246 Controls in detailUseful featuresRear cup holder
Briefly press the front of the center
The cup holder extends automatically.
Center console ashtray
Briefly press the marking on the bot-
tom of cover1.
The ashtray opens automatically.
When not in use, keep the cup holder closed
while traveling. Place only containers that fit
into the cup holder to prevent spills. Use lids
on open containers and do not fill containers
to a height where the contents, especially
hot liquids, could spill during vehicle maneu-
iA small rubber mat is located in the
glove box. If you wish to store
coins / tokens, remove the ashtray in-
sert and insert the rubber mat in its
place. Empty ashtray insert and store it
in a convenient location in the vehicle.Warning!
Only use rubber mat in conjunction with
storing coins / tokens. Always remove rub-
ber mat and / or all other contents and rein-
sert ashtray insert before placing hot
cigarettes or other hot smoking materials in
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Removing ashtray insert
Secure vehicle from movement by set-
ting the parking brake. Move the gear
selector lever to positionN.
Now you have more room to take out
Push sliding button2 to the right and
Grip and remove insert from ashtray
Reinstalling ashtray insert
Install insert by pushing it back into
frame until it engages again.Rear seat ashtray
Opening rear seat ashtray
Briefly press the top of the ashtray.
The ashtray opens.
The cigarette lighter is located in the cen-
ter console compartment in front of the
page 26).1Cigarette lighter
Turn ignition on.
Push in cigarette lighter1.
The lighter will pop out automatically
Remove front ashtray only with vehicle
standing still. Set the parking brake to se-
cure vehicle from movement. Move gear se-
lector lever to positionN. With gear selector
lever in positionN, turn off the engine.
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248 Controls in detailUseful features
The socket is located in the rear of the cen-
ter console storage compartment.
The socket can be used for accessories up
to a maximum of 180 W.
Heated steering wheel*
The steering wheel heating warms up the
leather area of the steering wheel.
The stalk with the heated steering wheel
switch is on the lower left-hand side of the
2Heated steering wheel off
3Heated steering wheel on
Never touch the heating element or sides of
the lighter; they are extremely hot. Hold the
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch, take the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* with you, and
lock your vehicle. Do not leave children un-
attended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehi-
cle equipment may cause an accident
and / or serious personal injury.iThe lighter socket can be used to ac-
commodate electrical accessories up
to a maximum 85 W.
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Switch on ignition.
All lamps in the instrument cluster
Turn switch at the tip of stalk in the di-
rection of arrow3.
The steering wheel is heated. Indicator
lamp1 comes on.
Turn switch at the tip of stalk in direc-
tion of arrow2.
The heated steering wheel is turned off.
Indicator lamp1 goes out.
Radio transmitters, such as a portable tele-
phone or a citizens band unit, should only
be used inside the vehicle if they are con-
nected to an antenna that is installed on
the outside of the vehicle.
The external antenna must be approved by
Mercedes-Benz. Please contact an autho-
rized Mercedes-Benz Center for informa-
tion on the installation of an approved
external antenna. Refer to the radio trans-
mitter operation instructions regarding use
of an external antenna.
iThe steering wheel heating does not
turn off automatically.
Never operate radio transmitters equipped
with a built-in or attached antenna (i.e. with-
out being connected to an external antenna)
from inside the vehicle while the engine is
running. Doing so could lead to a malfunc-
tion of the vehicle’s electronic system, pos-
sibly resulting in an accident and / or serious
Please do not forget that your primary re-
sponsibility is to drive the vehicle. A driver’s
attention to the road must always be
his / her primary focus when driving. For
your safety and the safety of others, we rec-
ommend that you pull over to a safe location
and stop before placing or taking a tele-
If you choose to use the telephone
driving, please use the hands-free device
and only use the telephone when road,
weather and traffic conditions permit. Some
jurisdictions prohibit the driver from using a
cellular telephone while driving a vehicle.
Only operate the COMAND (Cockpit Man-
agement and Data System) if road, weather
and traffic conditions permit.
1Observe all legal requirements.