What is DISTRONIC PLUS®?

October 4th, 2018 by

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Driving

As you navigate the ins and outs of your Mercedes-Benz vehicle, from jump starting your vehicle to what to do if your check engine light comes on, knowing about the various systems installed on your car and what they can do for you is essential. That especially includes your advanced safety features and how they function. Learn about the DISTRONIC PLUS® driver assistance system with Mercedes-Benz Burlington!

What DISTRONIC PLUS® Does

DISTRONIC PLUS® is a driver assistance system that combines automatic speed regulation with proximity control in relation to a vehicle traveling in front of you. Basically, it helps you maintain a safe distance from other vehicles by braking when others slow down and accelerating when it’s safe to do so again. That means you don’t have to keep manually readjusting your cruise control system. When paired with Steering Assist, DISTRONIC PLUS® also assists with lateral vehicle guidance.

How DISTRONIC PLUS® Works

DISTRONIC PLUS® goes into effect when normal cruise control is engaged. Here is what you need to know about how it works:

  • It applies up to 50% braking power to maintain a safe distance from other vehicles. If more braking power is needed to avoid a collision, the system will warn you to apply more pressure to the brakes.
  • It relies on two radar sensors incorporated in the front bumper for short ranges and a radar sensor behind the grille for long ranges.
  • DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist has a camera by the rearview mirror to detect road markings and adjust your vehicle in your lane at slower speeds.

Mercedes-Benz Safety

In addition to DISTRONIC PLUS®, many Mercedes-Benz models offer the following driver assistance features to promote safety even further:

  • Active Brake Assist
  • ATTENTION ASSIST®
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Congestion Emergency Braking
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Night View Assist

Visit Mercedes-Benz Burlington

Head to Mercedes-Benz Burlington to learn even more about DISTRONIC PLUS® and experience it for yourself with a test drive. Be sure to also check out the Mercedes-Benz AMG high-performance lineup! And keep your Mercedes-Benz Roadside Service benefits every time you get behind the wheel of your Mercedes-Benz!