Automatic Start/Stop function.
The Automatic Start/Stop function ensures that fuel is used only when your vehicle is on the move.
When your vehicle is stationary, for example at a red light or in a tailback, the Automatic Start/Stop function makes use of the energy-saving potential and switches off the engine as soon as the vehicle is in neutral and you have taken your foot off the clutch (manual transmission) or when you have operated the brake until the vehicle is at a standstill (Steptronic transmission).
The info display indicates that the function is active. As soon as you put your foot on the clutch (manual transmission) or take your foot off the brake (Steptronic transmission), the engine restarts automatically in an instant, allowing you to continue your journey quickly and smoothly.
Your comfort and safety remain unimpaired as the function is not activated if the engine has not reached its optimum operating temperature, the interior climate is not as you desire, the battery charging status is too low or when you operate the steering. If desired, a central control element starts the engine even when your vehicle is at a standstill (for example if your vehicle has started rolling or if condensation has formed on the windscreen). The Automatic Start/Stop function can be deactivated at the push of a button at any time.