Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class: Brow of hill - Traveling uphill - Driving tips - Driving and parking - Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GLK-Class: Brow of hill

When driving up an uphill gradient, slightly reduce pressure on the accelerator immediately before reaching the brow of the hill. Use the vehicle's own impetus to drive over the top of the hill.

This style of driving prevents:

  • the vehicle from lifting off the ground on the brow of a hill
  • the vehicle from traveling too quickly down the other side
    Maximum gradient-climbing capability
    If the load on the front axle is reduced when pulling away on a steep uphill slope, the front wheels have a tendency to spin. 4ETS recognizes this and brakes the wheels accordingly. The rear wh ...

    Driving downhill
    Drive slowly. Do not drive at an angle down steep inclines. Steer into the line of fall and drive with the front wheels aligned straight. Otherwise, the vehicle could slip sideways, tip and ...

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    Front Seats
    The vehicle's front seats have head restraints in the outboard seating positions. WARNING With head restraints that are not installed and adjusted properly, there is a greater chance that occu ...

    Fuel octane rating
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    Seat belt instructions for Canadian owners (in French)
    The following is a French explanation of seat belt instructions extracted from the seat belt section in this manual. See the seat belt section for more detailed seat belt instructions in English. ...