Join Date: Mar 2016
Car Year & Model: 2015 GLA 45 AMG
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I used stage and level interchangeably, I probably shouldn’t have done that.
You can find instructions on how to get to dyno mode on youtube. I can’t remember the sequence. It’s one button on each side of the steering wheel though, and the timing is really tight. So keep at it until you get to the menu.
I have never driven on dyno mode.
I have never driven in level 2 ESP-off either. I’ve only just learned about it.
I have heard, though I wouldn’t know, that Mercedes ESP is the only ESP worth a darn when driving “spiritedly”, that it can actually keep you out of trouble, rather than the typical traction control systems for other manufacturers designed for normal driving conditions.
I found one online document that states Mercedes actually recommends sport mode for driving in snow. I also don’t know if that recommendation is really true.
Anyways, until I get more experience and training on a track, I personally am satisfied to simply use sport mode.
More details on all this are available via google search
Do anyone know what exactly this button do?
its located to the left of hazards button red triangle.
when pressed sport in orange shows up and sport handling mode sign in white.
i noticed a little longer gears switches when driving in C.
Really just want to know actual purpose of this silliness.
Snow or any other slippery surface where you want max traction should be ESP OFF & Manual Mode. This doesn't actually affect the 4-wheel drive system. It shuts off all the digital trickery because MB gets it's traction by braking certain wheels under certain conditions. In snow, for example, we want all the wheels spinning equally all the times if it had a locking differential..