Engine stop

The engine is switched off automatically during a stop under the following conditions:

Manual transmission:

▷ Neutral is engaged and the clutch pedal is not pressed.
▷ The driver's safety belt is buckled or the driver's door is closed.
Automatic transmission:

▷ The selector lever is in transmission position D.
▷ The brake pedal remains pressed while the vehicle is stationary or the vehicle is held by Automatic Hold.
▷ The driver's safety belt is buckled or the driver's door is closed.

The air volume of the air conditioner is reduced when the engine is switched off.

Display in the instrument cluster

The display indicates that the Automatic The display indicates that the Automatic Engine Start/Stop Function is ready for an automatic engine start.

Note

The engine is not switched off automatically in the following situations:

▷ External temperature below approx. +37 ℉/ +3 ℃.
▷ External temperature above approx. +95 ℉/ +35 ℃ and the automatic climate control is operating.
▷ The passenger compartment has not yet been heated or cooled to the required level.
▷ The engine is not yet at operating temperature.
▷ The wheels are at a sharp angle or the steering wheel is being turned.
▷ After driving in reverse.
▷ Fogging of the windows when the automatic climate control is switched on.
▷ The vehicle battery charge is very low.
▷ The engine compartment lid is unlocked.
▷ HDC is activated.
▷ The parking assistant is activated.
▷ Stop-and-go traffic.

    See also:

    What to do if...
    Information on suitable mobile phones. The mobile phone could not be paired or connected. Is Bluetooth activated in the vehicle and on the mobile phone? Activate Bluetooth in the vehicle an ...

    The concept
    The DTC system is a version of the DSC in which forward momentum is optimized. The system ensures maximum forward momentum on special road conditions, e.g., unplowed snowy roads, but driving st ...

    Self-leveling headlights
    The self-leveling headlights feature adapts the light distribution to the contours of the road. The light distribution is lowered on hilltops to avoid blinding oncoming traffic and tilted in depr ...