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250 Controls in detailLoadingRoof rack*
Only mount the roof rack between the
fastening points (see arrows).
Secure the roof rack according to
manufacturer’s instructions for
Ski sack* (Canada only)
Unfolding and loading
Fold armrest3 down (arrow).
Pull handle1 and swing cover2
Only use roof racks approved by
Mercedes-Benz for your vehicle model to
avoid damage to the vehicle. Follow manu-
facturer’s installation instructions.
!Load the roof rack in such a way that
the vehicle cannot be damaged while
you can fully raise the tilt/sliding
you can fully open the trunk.
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251 Controls in detail
4Hook and loop fastener
Unfasten hook and loop fastener4.
Pull ski sack into passenger compart-
ment and unfold.5Button
Open trunk lid.
The flap opens downward.
From trunk, slide skis into ski sack.Warning!
The ski sack is designed for up to four pairs
of skis. Do not load the ski sack with other
Always fasten the ski sack securely. In an
accident, an unfastened ski sack can cause
injury to vehicle occupants.
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252 Controls in detailLoading6Strap
Tighten strap6 by pulling at the loose
end (arrow) until the skis in the ski sack
are tightly secured.7Hook
Connect hook7 to eye8.
Tighten strap by pulling at the loose
end (arrow).Unloading and folding
Loosen the straps.
Disconnect hook7 from eye8.
Close flap in trunk.
Fold and flatten ski sack lengthwise.
Place folded ski sack inside recess of
Fasten hook and loop fastener.
Close ski sack compartment cover.
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Removing the ski sack
You can remove the ski sack for cleaning
2Ski sack frame
Open trunk lid.
The flap3 opens downward.
Press button1 firmly until ski sack
frame2 is released.
Pull ski sack frame2 with ski sack
out.Installing the ski sack
Install the ski sack in the reverse order.
Push ski sack frame2 with ski sack
inward until the ski sack frame snaps
Close trunk lid.
Split rear bench seat*
To expand the cargo area, you can fold
down the left and right rear seat backrests.
The two sections can be folded down
Never drive vehicle with trunk open while
the ski sack is removed. Deadly carbon
monoxide (CO) gases may enter vehicle in-
terior, resulting in unconsciousness and
death.iTo prevent unauthorized persons from
accessing the trunk, always close the
When expanding the luggage area, always
fold the seat cushions fully forward.
Unless you are transporting cargo, the
backrests must remain properly locked in
the upright position.
In an accident, during hard braking or
sudden maneuvers, loose items will be
thrown around inside the vehicle, and cause
injury to vehicle occupants unless the items
are securely fastened in the vehicle.
Always use the cargo tie down rings*
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254 Controls in detailLoadingFolding the backrest forward
The release handle1 is located in the
Pull release handle1.
Fully retract and fold rearward head
Pull release handle2.
Fold seat cushion3 forward.
Fold backrest4 forward.Returning the backrest to original
Fold backrest2 rearward until it
Fold seat cushion1 rearward until it
locks into position.
!Always release the seat cushion and
fold it forward before folding the seat
backrests forward. Otherwise, the
backrest covering may be damaged.