DISTRONIC PLUS Explained – Baker Motor Company – Charleston, SC
What is DISTRONIC PLUS?
Mercedes-Benz vehicles equipped with this feature have the ability to automatically brake and accelerate based on traffic conditions. Think of it as smart cruise control, or as it’s sometimes called, adaptive cruise control.
In traditional vehicles, you’d have to tap the brakes and adjust your cruising speed as you approach slower moving vehicles. With DISTRONIC PLUS, the vehicle will sense the preceding vehicles and automatically apply the brakes to adjust and maintain speed. It can take you all the way down to a complete stop when necessary.
As the road ahead clears, the vehicle will automatically return to its initial cruising speed. Overall, the system makes your drive simpler and safer.