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Starting the engine

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class / Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owners Manual / Driving and parking / Driving / Starting the engine

Important safety notes

WARNING

If children are left unsupervised in the vehicle, they could:
Х open the doors, thus endangering other people or road users.

Х get out and disrupt traffic.

Х operate the vehicle's equipment.

Additionally, children could set the vehicle in motion if, for example, they: Х release the parking brake.

Х shift the automatic transmission out of parking position P.

Х starting the engine.

There is a risk of an accident and injury.

When leaving the vehicle, always take the SmartKey with you and lock the vehicle. Never leave children or animals unattended in the vehicle. Always keep the SmartKey out of reach of children.

WARNING

Combustion engines emit poisonous exhaust gases such as carbon monoxide. Inhaling these exhaust gases leads to poisoning. There is a risk of fatal injury. Therefore never leave the engine running in enclosed spaces without sufficient ventilation.

Vehicles with a gasoline engine

: the catalytic converter is preheated for up to 30 seconds after a cold start. The sound of the engine may change during this time.

Automatic transmission

Shift the transmission to position P .

The transmission position display in the multifunction display shows P .

You can also start the engine when the transmission is in position N.

Starting procedure with the SmartKey

To start a gasoline engine: turn the SmartKey to position 3 in the ignition lock   and release it as soon as the engine is running.

To start a diesel engine: turn the SmartKey to position 2 in the ignition lock  .

The instrument cluster lights up. preglow indicator lamp in the
instrument cluster lights up.

When the preglow indicator lamp goes out, turn the SmartKey to position 3  and release it as soon as the
preglow indicator lamp goes out, turn the SmartKey to position 3  and release it as soon as the engine is running.

You can start the engine without preglow if the engine is warm.

Using KEYLESS-GO to start the engine

Depress the brake pedal and keep it depressed.

To start a gasoline engine: press the Start/Stop button   once.

The engine starts.

To start a diesel engine: press the Start/ Stop button   once.

Preglow is activated and the engine starts.

The Start/Stop button can be used to start the vehicle without inserting the SmartKey into the ignition lock. The Start/ Stop button must be inserted in the ignition lock and the SmartKey must be in the vehicle.

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