November 5th, 2018 by

Mercedes-Benz DISTRONIC PLUS on gauge cluster
DISTRONIC PLUS® is one of the many advanced features available on Mercedes-Benz models. For those wondering what DISTRONIC PLUS® is, you can learn more about this feature and what it does below!


This beneficial Mercedes-Benz feature is an advanced adaptive cruise control system that combines automatic speed regulation with proximity control. DISTRONIC PLUS® can accelerate, brake, and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you automatically. Furthermore, DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist helps prevent drivers from straying from their detected lane.


DISTRONIC PLUS® works at speeds between 20 mph and 125 mph. This advanced adaptive cruise control system can use up to 40% of your vehicle’s braking power to help it slow down or come to a complete stop. Your Mercedes-Benz model will let you know when more than 40% of braking power is needed by sending a visual and audible warning, directing you to then apply more braking force.

How Do You Activate DISTRONIC PLUS®?

DISTRONIC PLUS® doesn’t need to be turned on, as it turns on automatically. However, you can adjust the settings. To adjust DISTRONIC PLUS®, first accelerate to 20 mph or more to set your cruise control. Next, move the lever on the left side of your steering column up or down to the resistance point. You can increase or decrease your vehicle’s speed in this way. To adjust the distance between you and the vehicle ahead, you can rotate the end of the cruise control lever.


While Mercedes-Benz DISTRONIC PLUS® is not standard, the system is available on a wide range of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles, including the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class, and GLC.

Learn More About DISTRONIC PLUS® at Fletcher Jones Motorcars!

To learn more about DISTRONIC PLUS®, contact our team at Fletcher Jones Motorcars. You can also visit our dealership to browse our inventory of new Mercedes-Benz models and test out DISTRONIC PLUS® or other technology features, such as Android Auto™, PRESAFE®, and ATTENTION ASSIST®, in person. We’re conveniently located near Irvine and Huntington Beach.

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