Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class: Driving tips - Notes on towing a trailer - Trailer towing - Driving and parking - Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GLK-Class: Driving tips

The maximum permissible speed for vehicle/ trailer combinations depends on the Observe the notes on ESP® trailer stabilization ().

The maximum permissible speed for vehicle/ trailer combinations depends on the type of trailer. Before beginning the journey, check the trailer's documents to see what the maximum permitted speed is. Observe the legally prescribed maximum speed in the relevant country.

For certain Mercedes-Benz vehicles, the maximum permissible rear axle load is increased when towing a trailer. Refer to the "Technical data" section to find out whether this applies to your vehicle. If you utilize any of the added maximum rear axle load when towing a trailer, the vehicle/trailer combination may not exceed a maximum speed of 60 mph(100 km/h) for reasons concerning the operating permit. This also applies in countries in which the permissible maximum speed for vehicle/trailer combinations is above 60 mph(100 km/h).

When towing a trailer, your vehicle's handling characteristics will be different in comparison with when driving without a trailer.

On long and steep downhill gradients, you must select shift range 1, 2 or 3 in good time.

This will use the braking effect of the engine, so that less braking will be This also applies if you have activated cruise control.

This will use the braking effect of the engine, so that less braking will be required to maintain the speed. This relieves the load on the brake system and prevents the brakes from overheating and wearing too quickly. If you need additional braking, depress the brake pedal repeatedly rather than continuously.

    General information
    Do not exceed the legally prescribed maximum speed for vehicle/trailer combinations in the relevant country. This lowers the risk of an accident. Only install an approved trailer coupling on y ...

    Driving tips
    Maintain a greater distance from the vehicle in front than when driving without a trailer. Avoid braking abruptly. If possible, brake gently at first to allow the trailer to run on. Then, i ...

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    Maintenance tools
    Your vehicle is equipped with the following maintenance tools: - Jack - Jack handle - Screwdriver - Towing hook (eye bolt) - Wheel nut wrench - Hex-head wrench (only models with moonroof ...

    Bird’s-eye view
    The bird’s-eye view shows the overhead view of the vehicle which helps confirm the vehicle position and the predicted course to a parking space. The vehicle icon 1 shows the position of the ...

    Electrical system
    AT: Automatic transmission MT: Manual transmission ...