Mercedes-Benz GLC : Driving / Breaking-in notes

To preserve the engine during the first 1000 miles (1500 km):

  • Drive at varying road speeds and engine speeds.
  • Do not drive at speeds greater than 85 mph (140 km/h).
  • Drive the vehicle in drive program Mercedes-Benz GLC. Breaking-in notesorMercedes-Benz GLC. Breaking-in notes.
  • Shift to the next highest gear at the very latest when the needle reaches the last third before the red area in the tachometer.
  • Do not shift down a gear manually in order to brake.
  • Avoid overstraining the vehicle, e.g. driving at full throttle.
  • Do not depress the accelerator pedal past the pressure point (kickdown).
  • Only increase the engine speed gradually and accelerate the vehicle to full speed after 1000 miles (1500 km).

This also applies when the engine or parts of the drivetrain have been replaced.

Please also observe the following breaking-in notes:

  • In certain driving and driving safety systems, the sensors adjust automatically while a certain distance is being driven after the vehicle has been delivered or after repairs. Full system effectiveness is not reached until the end of this teach-in process.
  • Brakepads, brake discs and tires that are either new or have been replaced only achieve optimum braking effect and grip after several hundred kilometers of driving. Compensate for the reduced braking effect by applying greater force to the brake pedal.

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    Activating/deactivating the panic alarm


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    Mercedes-Benz GLC. Activating/deactivating the panic alarm

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