2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Owner's Manual

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
CLS
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
14.25 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction
23
Notes on the Operator's Manual
23
Service and literature
23
Maintenance
24
Roadside Assistance
24
Safety notes
24
Qualified specialist workshop
24
Proper use
25
Problems with your vehicle
25
Information about electronic data acquisition in the vehicle
25
At a glance
28
Displays
29
Warning and indicator lamps
30
Center console, upper section
32
Center console, lower section
33
Center console, lower section - AMG vehicles
34
Overhead control panel
35
Door control panel
36
Safety
38
Overview of occupant safety
38
SRS (Supplemental Restraint System)
38
Air bags
40
Occupant Classification System (OCS)
45
PRE-SAFE® (preventative occupant protection)
50
NECK-PRO head restraints/NECK-PRO luxury head restraints
50
Resetting triggered NECK-PRO head restraints
51
Child restraint systems
57
Child-proof locks
61
Driving safety systems overview
62
Important safety notes
63
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
63
BAS (Brake Assist System)
64
BAS PLUS (Brake Assist System Plus)
64
ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)
65
EBD (electronic brake force distribution)
69
ADAPTIVE BRAKE
69
Immobilizer
71
ATA (Anti-Theft Alarm system)
71
Opening/closing
74
Important safety notes
74
General information
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
82
Unlocking the driver's door (mechanical key)
83
Important safety notes
84
Opening and closing manually
84
Opening/closing automatically from outside
85
Opening automatically from the inside
86
Locking the trunk separately
86
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
90
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 electrically
96
Adjusting the head restraints
96
Adjusting the multicontour seat
98
Adjusting the active multicontour seat
98
Adjusting the four-way lumbar support
99
Switching the seat heating on/off
99
Important safety notes
100
Adjusting the steering wheel electrically
101
Steering wheel heating
101
Exterior mirrors
102
Automatic anti-glare mirrors
103
Storing settings
104
Calling up a stored setting
105
Lights and windshield wipers
108
Important safety notes
108
Information about driving abroad
108
Light switch
108
Combination switch
110
Hazard warning lamps
110
Cornering light function
111
Adaptive Highbeam Assist
111
Overview of interior lighting
113
Interior lighting control
113
Important safety notes
114
Overview: changing bulbs/bulb types
115
Switching the windshield wipers on/off
115
Replacing the wiper blades
116
Problems with the windshield wipers
117
Climate control
120
Important safety notes
120
Control panel for dual-zone automatic climate control
121
Notes on using dual-zone automatic climate control
122
Control panel for 3-zone automatic climate control
123
Activating/deactivating climate control
124
Activating/deactivating the cooling with air dehumidification function
124
Setting climate control to automatic
125
Adjusting the climate mode settings (AIR FLOW)
125
Setting the temperature
125
Setting the air distribution
126
Setting the airflow
126
Switching the ZONE function on/off
127
Defrosting the windshield
127
MAX COOL maximum cooling
127
Defrosting the windows
128
Rear window defroster
128
Activating/deactivating air-recirculation mode
128
Important safety notes
129
Setting the center air vents
130
Setting the side air vents
130
Setting the glove box air vent
130
Setting the rear-compartment air vents
131
Driving and parking
134
Important safety notes
134
SmartKey positions
134
Starting the engine
136
Pulling away
137
ECO start/stop function
137
Important safety notes
141
Selector lever
141
DIRECT SELECT lever
142
Changing gear
144
Driving tips
144
Program selector button
145
Steering wheel paddle shifters
146
Automatic drive program
146
Shift ranges
146
Manual drive program
147
Important safety notes
149
Gasoline
149
Refueling
150
Fuel filler flap emergency release
151
Important safety notes
152
Switching off the engine
152
Parking brake
153
Brakes
154
Cruise control
157
DISTRONIC PLUS
159
HOLD function
168
RACE START
169
AIRMATIC
170
AMG adaptive sport suspension system
172
4MATIC (permanent four-wheel drive)
173
PARKTRONIC
173
Active Parking Assist
177
Rear view camera
180
ATTENTION ASSIST
182
Night View Assist Plus
183
Lane Tracking package
186
Active Driving Assistance package
189
On-board computer and displays
198
Useful information
198
Coolant temperature display
198
Tachometer
199
Outside temperature display
199
Speedometer with segments
199
Operating the on-board computer
199
Menu overview
202
Trip menu
203
Navigation system menu
204
Audio menu
205
Telephone menu
206
Assistance menu
208
Service menu
210
Settings menu
210
General information
218
Hiding display messages
218
Message memory
218
Safety systems
219
Lights
226
Engine
228
Driving systems
231
Tires
236
Vehicle
239
Seat belts
243
Safety systems
245
Engine
250
Driving systems
253
Tires
254
Stowing and features
258
Useful information
258
Stowage compartments
258
Parcel nets
260
Rear bench seat through-loading feature
261
Securing loads
262
Stowage well under the trunk floor
262
Cup holders
263
Bottle holder
265
Sun visors
265
Rear window roller sunblind
266
Ashtray
266
Cigarette lighter
267
12 V sockets
268
mbrace
269
Garage door opener
275
Compass
279
Floormat on the driver's side
280
Maintenance and care
282
Hood
282
Engine oil
283
Notes on care
287
Exterior care
288
Interior care
292
Breakdown assistance
296
First-aid kit
296
Vehicle tool kit
296
Preparing the vehicle
298
Changing a wheel and mounting the spare wheel
298
Important safety notes
304
Charging the battery
306
Important safety notes
308
Installing/removing the towing eye
309
Towing the vehicle with the rear axle raised
310
Towing a vehicle with both axles on the ground
310
Transporting the vehicle
311
Notes for 4MATIC vehicles
311
Important safety notes
311
Before changing a fuse
312
Fuse box in the engine compartment
312
Fuse box in the trunk
312
Wheels and tires
316
Useful information
316
Notes on driving
316
Notes on regularly inspecting wheels and tires
317
Tire tread
317
Notes on selecting, mounting and replacing tires
317
Please bear the following in mind
318
Driving with summer tires
318
S tires
318
Tire pressure specifications
319
Important notes on tire pressure
320
Underinflated or overinflated tires
321
Checking the tire pressures
322
Tire pressure loss warning system (Canada only)
323
Instruction labels for tires and loads
327
Maximum permissible gross vehicle weight rating
328
Number of seats
328
Steps for determining the correct load limit
328
Vehicle identification plate
331
Trailer load/noseweight
331
Overview of Tire Quality Grading Standards
332
Tread wear
332
Traction
332
Tire labeling overview
333
Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity and speed index
334
Load index
336
DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
336
Tire ply composition and material used
337
Bar
337
DOT (Department of Transportation)
337
Normal occupant weight
337
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
337
Recommended tire pressure
337
Increased vehicle weight due to optional equipment
338
Rim
338
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
338
Tire speed rating
338
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight)
338
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
338
Maximum loaded vehicle weight
338
Kilopascal (kPa)
338
Load index
338
Curb weight
338
Maximum load rating
339
Maximum permissible tire pressure
339
Maximum load on one tire
339
PSI (pounds per square inch)
339
Aspect ratio
339
Tire pressure
339
Tire pressure of cold tires
339
Tread
339
Bead
339
Sidewall
339
Weight of optional extras
339
TIN (Tire Identification Number)
339
Load bearing index
339
Traction
340
Treadwear indicators
340
Occupant distribution
340
Flat tire
340
Interchanging the wheels
340
Direction of rotation
340
Storing wheels
341
Please bear the following in mind
341
Tires
343
Technical data
346
Useful information
346
Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts
346
Vehicle identification plate with vehicle identification number (VIN) and paint code number
347
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
347
Important safety notes
348
Capacities
349
Fuel
349
Engine oil
351
Refrigerant of the air-conditioning system
352
Brake fluid
352
Coolant
352
Vehicle data, CLS 550 BlueEFFICIENCY
353
Vehicle data, CLS 550 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY
353
Vehicle data, CLS 63 AMG
354
Internet
355
Editorial office
355

FAQ about the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Manual

What contains the 2012 CLS manual?

The Mercedes-Benz CLS 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 CLS. 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 CLS 2012 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your Mercedes-Benz CLS, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Best practice for driving your Mercedes-Benz CLS
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

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