The 4-way lumbar support increases both seating comfort and ergonomics. The backrest curvature of the seats can be individually adjusted to suit the different requirements of the driver and passenger, thereby bringing about an ergonomic seating posture.
Two air cushions are integrated into both front seats; they can be inflated or deflated as desired through two control valves to give individually adjusted support for the spine. The air cushions can also be adjusted for height. The adjustable lumbar support is operated via a 4-way switch on the outer surface of the cushion.
DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control helps the driver to maintain a specified (timed) distance from the vehicle ahead when travelling at speeds of 0 to 200 km/h.
Active Parking Assist makes a major contribution to safe and comfortable driving. It helps the driver to find a suitable parking space - either parallel on a road or at 90 degrees into a car park space - and helps him to park by actively steering the vehicle. The integrated PARKTRONIC can warn drivers if there are hidden obstacles in front of the car or behind. Active Parking Assist uses two ultrasound sensors in the front bumper to identify suitable parking spaces when the vehicle is travelling at a speed of up to 35 km/h.
The automatic parking space search function is indicated by a "P" symbol in the instrument cluster. If Active Parking Assist has found a parking space, an arrow appears next to the "P". By default, Active Parking Assist searches for parking spaces on the right-hand side of the road. If the indicator on the driver's side is active, parking spaces on the left-hand side are also detected
The standard ADAPTIVE BRAKE system improves driving comfort and safety. On the one hand it helps with braking in critical situations - within the limits of physics - using the basic ABS anti-lock braking system function; on the other, convenience functions support the driver in day-to-day driving situations.
-The headlamp assist system reduces the strain on the driver by automatically switching on low-beam headlamps, tail lamps and number plate illumination when it gets dark outside. The assistance system performs this task even when it’s raining or snowing via a signal from the rain sensor.
The Headlamp Assist system uses a light sensor to measure the light level of the surroundings. If light levels fall below a certain level, low-beam headlamps are switched on. If the light intensity of the surroundings rises again, the low-beam headlamps are switched off again. The system ensures the necessary level of illumination for the vehicle at all times, contributes towards handling safety – in particular under rapidly-changing light conditions (e.g. driving into a tunnel or multi-storey car park) – and enhances the driver’s comfort.
A control button below the light switch allows simple, reliable operation of the electric parking brake.
The brake is released automatically when the engine is running, the bonnet and boot lid are closed, the driver's seat belt is fastened and the accelerator pedal is depressed. The parking brake is engaged by pressing the control button. This can also be done when the ignition key has been removed.
The Intelligent Light System – as an active component of the safety concept – ensures the best possible visibility in all weather conditions and the most diverse traffic situations. With oncoming traffic, illuminated road users, on bends, in fog or on free stretches of road, the system adapts to the situation and adjusts the characteristics of the light individually to that situation.
The reversing camera is switched on automatically when reverse gear is engaged. It helps the driver to reverse into parking spaces, both parallel spaces or at 90 degrees. Static and dynamic guide lines show the driver the steering angle and distance. The reversing camera is built into the tailgate handle and monitors the area directly behind the vehicle.
Through a new look with digital image transfer and additional electronic zoom functions, an optimum image is ensured in all driving situations. When manoeuvring, the driver can select the "back-in" mode, in which dynamic guide lines indicate the relevant path of the vehicle.
 Only available in conjunction with 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission