2012 Mercedes-Benz CL Class Owner's Manual

2012 Mercedes-Benz CL Class owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
CL Class
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
21.88 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction
28
Notes on the Operator's Manual
28
Service and literature
28
Information for customers in California
29
Maintenance
29
Roadside Assistance
29
Change of address or change of ownership
29
Safety notes
30
Qualified specialist workshop
31
Proper use
31
Problems with your vehicle
31
Reporting malfunctions relevant to safety
31
Information about electronic data acquisition in the vehicle
32
At a glance
34
Displays
35
Warning and indicator lamps
36
On-board computer and COMAND
37
Center console
38
Overhead control panel
39
Door control panel
40
Safety
42
Overview of occupant safety
42
SRS (Supplemental Restraint System)
42
Air bags
44
Occupant Classification System (OCS)
48
PRE-SAFE® (preventative occupant protection)
53
Child restraint systems
57
Child-proof locks
62
Driving safety systems overview
63
Important safety notes
63
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
64
BAS (Brake Assist System)
64
BAS PLUS (Brake Assist System Plus)
64
ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)
66
EBD (electronic brake force distribution)
67
ADAPTIVE BRAKE
68
Immobilizer
70
ATA (Anti-Theft Alarm system)
70
Opening/closing
74
Important safety notes
74
General notes
74
SmartKey functions
74
KEYLESS-GO
75
Changing the settings of the locking system
77
Restoring the factory settings
77
Mechanical key
77
SmartKey battery
78
Important safety notes
81
Unlocking and opening doors from the inside
82
Centrally locking and unlocking the vehicle from the inside
82
Automatic locking feature
83
Power closing feature
83
Unlocking the driver's door (mechanical key)
83
Important safety notes
84
Opening and closing manually
85
Opening/closing automatically from outside
85
Opening/closing automatically from the inside
86
Locking the trunk separately
87
Unlocking the trunk (mechanical key)
87
Important safety notes
88
Opening and closing the side windows
88
Convenience opening feature
89
Convenience closing
89
Resetting the side windows
90
Important safety notes
91
Operating the sliding sunroof
91
Problems with the sliding sunroof
92
Seats, steering wheel and mirrors
94
Useful information
94
Important safety notes
95
Adjusting the seats
96
Adjusting the front-passenger seat from the driver's seat
96
Adjusting the head restraints
97
Folding the front-seat backrests forward/back
98
Adjusting the multicontour seat
99
Adjusting the active multicontour seat
99
Adjusting the lumbar support
99
Switching the seat heating on/off
99
Important safety notes
100
Adjusting the steering wheel
100
Steering wheel heating
101
Exterior mirrors
102
Automatic anti-glare mirrors
103
Storing settings
104
Calling up a stored setting
105
COMAND
108
COMAND operating system
110
Remote control
117
Operating COMAND
119
Display settings
129
Time settings
130
Text reader settings
131
Voice Control System settings
131
Bluetooth® settings
133
System language settings
136
Introduction
137
Basic settings
138
Destination entry
139
Entering a point of interest
149
Route guidance
152
Traffic reports
160
Destination memory
164
Previous destinations
167
Map operation and settings
168
Additional settings
173
General notes
179
Telephony via the Bluetooth® interface
181
Reception and transmission volume
185
Telephone operation
185
Using the phone book and address book
189
Radio mode
197
HD Radio
201
Satellite radio
202
Audio CD/DVD and MP3 mode
206
MUSIC REGISTER
216
Media Interface mode
219
General information
226
Basic settings
226
Video DVD mode
226
Vehicle functions
232
Automatic climate control
237
Seats
240
Uploading/downloading data
244
Lights and windshield wipers
246
Important safety notes
246
Information about driving abroad
246
Light switch
246
Combination switch
248
Hazard warning lamps
249
Cornering light function
250
Adaptive Highbeam Assist
250
Overview of interior lighting
251
Important safety notes
252
Overview: changing bulbs/bulb types
253
Switching the windshield wipers on/off
253
Replacing the wiper blades
254
Problems with the windshield wipers
255
Climate control
258
Important safety notes
258
Automatic climate control panel
259
Activating/deactivating climate control
259
Activating/deactivating the cooling with air dehumidification function
260
Setting climate control to automatic
260
Setting the temperature
261
Setting the air distribution
261
Setting the airflow
261
Defrosting the windshield
261
MAX COOL maximum cooling
262
Defrosting the windows
262
Rear window defroster
262
Activating/deactivating air-recirculation mode
262
Important safety notes
263
Setting the center air vents
264
Setting the side air vents
264
Setting the air vents in the stowage compartment
264
Setting the glove box air vent
265
Setting the rear-compartment air vents
265
Driving and parking
268
Important safety notes
268
SmartKey positions
269
Starting the engine
270
Pulling away
271
ECO start/stop function
272
Important safety notes
275
DIRECT SELECT lever
275
Transmission position display
277
Transmission positions
277
Changing gear
278
Driving tips
278
Program selector button
279
Steering wheel paddle shifters
279
Automatic drive program
279
Shift ranges
280
Manual drive program
281
Problems with the transmission
282
Important safety notes
282
Gasoline
283
Refueling
283
Important safety notes
285
Switching off the engine
285
Electric parking brake
286
General driving tips
288
Brakes
289
Driving on wet roads
291
Cruise control
292
DISTRONIC PLUS
294
HOLD function
304
AIRMATIC
305
Active Body Control (ABC)
307
4MATIC (permanent four-wheel drive)
308
PARKTRONIC
308
Parking Guidance
312
Rear view camera
316
ATTENTION ASSIST
318
Night View Assist Plus with spotlight function
319
Active Driving Assistance package
323
On-board computer and displays
332
Useful information
332
Coolant temperature display
332
Tachometer
333
Outside temperature display
333
Operating the on-board computer
333
Menu overview
335
Trip menu
336
Navigation menu
337
Audio menu
338
AMG menu in AMG vehicles
339
Telephone menu
342
Assistance menu
343
Service menu
345
General notes
348
Hiding display messages
348
Message memory
348
Safety systems
349
Lights
361
Engine
364
Driving systems
368
Tires
374
Vehicle
376
Seat belt
380
Safety systems
381
Engine
386
Driving systems
387
Tires
387
Stowing and features
390
Useful information
390
Stowage compartments
390
Parcel nets
392
Securing cargo
392
Cup holders
393
Sun visors
394
Rear window roller sunblind
395
Ashtray
395
Cigarette lighter
396
12 V sockets
396
mbrace
397
Garage door opener
404
Floormat on the driver's side
407
Infrared reflective windshield
408
Maintenance and care
410
Hood
410
Engine oil
411
Notes on care
416
Exterior care
417
Interior care
421
Breakdown assistance
426
First-aid kit
426
Vehicle tool kit
426
Preparing the vehicle
427
Changing a wheel and mounting the spare wheel
427
Important safety notes
432
Charging the battery
434
Important safety notes
437
Installing/removing the towing eye
437
Towing the vehicle with the rear axle raised
438
Towing a vehicle with both axles on the ground
438
Transporting the vehicle
439
Notes for 4MATIC vehicles
439
Important safety notes
439
Before changing a fuse
440
Dashboard fuse box
440
Fuse box in the rear
440
Fuse box in the engine compartment
441
Engine emergency off
441
Wheels and tires
444
Useful information
444
Notes on driving
444
Notes on regularly inspecting wheels and tires
445
Tire tread
445
Notes on selecting, mounting and replacing tires
445
Please bear the following in mind
446
Driving with summer tires
446
S tires
446
Tire pressure specifications
447
Important notes on tire pressure
449
Underinflated or overinflated tires
450
Checking the tire pressures
451
Instruction labels for tires and loads
454
Maximum permissible gross vehicle weight rating
455
Number of seats
455
Determining the correct load limit
455
Vehicle identification plate
458
Trailer load/noseweight
458
Overview of Tire Quality Grading Standards
459
Tread wear
459
Traction
459
Tire labeling overview
460
Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity and speed rating
461
Load index
463
DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
463
Tire ply composition and material used
464
Bar
464
DOT (Department of Transportation)
464
Normal occupant weight
465
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
465
Recommended tire pressure
465
Increased vehicle weight due to optional equipment
465
Rim
465
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
465
Speed rating
465
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight)
465
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
465
Maximum loaded vehicle weight
465
Kilopascal (kPa)
466
Load index
466
Curb weight
466
Maximum load rating
466
Maximum permissible tire pressure
466
Maximum load on one tire
466
PSI (pounds per square inch)
466
Aspect ratio
466
Tire pressure
466
Tire pressure of cold tires
466
Tread
466
Bead
466
Sidewall
466
Weight of optional extras
466
TIN (Tire Identification Number)
467
Load bearing index
467
Traction
467
Treadwear indicators
467
Occupant distribution
467
Flat tire
467
Interchanging the wheels
467
Direction of rotation
468
Storing wheels
468
Please bear the following in mind
468
Tires
470
Technical data
474
Useful information
474
Notes on technical data
474
Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts
474
Vehicle identification plate with vehicle identification number (VIN) and paint code number
475
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
476
Important safety notes
477
Capacities
478
Fuel
479
Engine oil
480
Refrigerant of the air-conditioning system
481
Brake fluid
481
Coolant
481
Windshield/headlamp cleaning system
482
Vehicle data
482
Internet
487
Editorial office
487

FAQ about the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CL Class Manual

What contains the 2012 CL Class manual?

The Mercedes-Benz CL Class owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Mercedes-Benz to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Mercedes-Benz CL Class. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Mercedes-Benz CL Class 2012 owner's manual:

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Mercedes-Benz CL Class owners can do
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Maintenance for your Mercedes-Benz CL Class, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

Where to download the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CL Class Owners Manual?

The Mercedes-Benz CL Class owner manual for the 2012 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Mercedes-Benz CL Class year 2012 free?

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The Mercedes-Benz CL Class (2012) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2012 is available in English.

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