What is Mercedes-Benz DISTRONIC PLUS®?

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV exterior


The industry-leading DISTRONIC PLUS® active cruise control system helps drivers keep a sufficient distance between them and other vehicles. Mercedes-Benz uses advanced radar technology to scan ahead and ensure the cruise control system doesn’t follow too closely. The revolutionary DISTRONIC® system is included in all new Mercedes-Benz models, such as the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA. For more information about the advanced Mercedes-Benz DISTRONIC PLUS® system, stop by Mercedes-Benz of Eugene near Springfield.


If your Mercedes-Benz has this feature, there are only a few simple steps:

  • The DISTRONIC PLUS® cruise control system works by just pressing a lever located on the steering column
  • Moving the lever up and down adjusts the speed by one mile per hour.
  • You can adjust the speed by five miles per hour if the button is pressed harder.
  • You can cancel the cruise control by either hitting the brakes or pushing the lever away from you.
  • To go back to your last speed setting, just push the lever towards you
  • You can use the knob at the end of the lever to adjust the following distance between other vehicles on the road. 
  • The DISTRONIC PLUS® system will automatically brake if it detects traffic stopping or slowing down ahead. To resume the system, just hit the gas or pull the lever back towards you.

It’s important to note that although it’s an advanced feature, the DISTRONIC PLUS® should only be used on the open highway, and you should remain focused on the road ahead. If you want more information about the features and benefits of the system, you can check your owners manual or reach out to us at Mercedes-Benz of Eugene.

What is DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist?

DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist detects lane markings and other vehicles to ensure your car does not drift into other lanes, and will help drivers steer through tight corners. DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist also ensures that the driver keeps their hands on the steering wheel at all times. This system can help make your drive around Roseburg stress free.

Mercedes-Benz Models Offering DISTRONIC® Cruise Control

You can find the DISTRONIC® cruise control system as standard on many Mercedes-Benz vehicles. These include:

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE
  • Mercedes-Benz GLS
  • Mercedes-Benz G-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz SLC
  • Mercedes-Benz SL
  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS
  • Mercedes-Benz GLA

Get in Touch With Mercedes-Benz of Eugene for More Info

Most Mercedes-Benz models are equipped with DISTRONIC PLUS® or DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist. If you need more information about these features, get in touch with us at Mercedes-Benz of Eugene and be sure to stop by at our location near Corvallis.


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