Date of printing:01/23/2022
Online Owner's Manual [In depth | Technical data | Service products and capacities]
Owner's Manual version: 06-13
Note: The online Owner's Manual is the latest version available. Deviations between this manual and items specific to your vehicle may occur since Mercedes-Benz constantly adapts its vehicles to the latest technology and modifies design and equipment. Please note that this online Owner's Manual does not under any circumstances replace the printed Owner's Manual which is supplied with the vehicle.
Observe the instructions on the respective original container when using, storing and disposing off service products. Always store service products in the sealed original container. Always keep service products out of the reach of children.
Service products include the following:
Approved service products comply with the highest quality standards and are listed in the Mercedes-Benz Specifications for Service Products. Only use service products approved for the vehicle. This is an important condition for the implied warranty.
You will recognise the service products approved by Mercedes-Benz by the inscription on the container:
Further information can be obtained at any qualified specialist workshop or online at http://bevo.mercedes-benz.com.
Additives for approved service products are neither required nor permitted. Approved fuel additives are the exception. Additives can cause engine damage and must therefore not be added to the service products.
If you or others come into contact with fuel, observe the following:
Do not use diesel to refuel vehicles with a petrol engine. Do not switch on the ignition if you accidentally refuel with the wrong fuel. Otherwise, fuel can enter the fuel system. Even small amounts of the wrong fuel could result in damage to the fuel system and the engine. Notify a qualified specialist workshop and have the fuel tank and fuel lines drained completely.
Do not use the following:
Do not mix such fuels with the fuel recommended for your vehicle. Do not use additives. This can otherwise lead to engine damage. This does not include cleaning additives for the removal and prevention of residue build-up. Petrol must only be mixed with additives recommended by Mercedes-Benz; see "Additives". You can obtain further information from any Mercedes-Benz Service Centre.
If the recommended fuel is not available, you may, but only as a temporary measure, use unleaded petrol with an octane rating of 91 RON/82.5 MON. This may reduce the engine's performance and increase fuel consumption. Avoid driving at full throttle.
For more information about refuelling more.
Operating the engine with fuel additives added later can lead to engine failure. Do not mix fuel additives with fuel. This does not include additives for the removal and prevention of residue build-up. Petrol must only be mixed with additives recommended by Mercedes-Benz. Observe the instructions for use in the product description. More information about recommended additives can be obtained from any Mercedes-Benz Service Centre.
This can cause problems to occur with the engine, e.g.:
In regions where petrol with the necessary additives is not available, deposits can occur. In this case, Mercedes-Benz recommends using additives approved for Mercedes-Benz vehicles, see http://bevo.mercedes-benz.com.
In some countries, the available fuel grade may be inadequate. This may result in deposits. In such cases, the additive recommended by Mercedes-Benz should be added by a Mercedes-Benz Service Centre (part number A000989254510). You must observe the notes and mixing ratios indicated on the container.
Only refuel using commercially-available automotive diesel fuel that conforms to the European standard EN 590 (or equivalent national fuel standards). Fuels such as alternative fuels (bio-diesel), marine diesel, heating oil etc. are not permitted.
Vehicles without a diesel particle filter : in countries where only diesel fuel with a high sulphur content is available, you will need to carry out your vehicle's oil change at shorter intervals. More information about the interval for oil change can be obtained from any qualified specialist workshop.
Information about current country-specific fuel sulphur content is available:
on the Internet at http://bevo.mercedes-benz.com by entering page no. 136.2.
If you heat fuel system components, e.g. with a hot-air gun or naked flame, these components could be damaged. This can cause fuel to escape and ignite. Depending on the type of damage, fuel may also not escape until the engine is running. There is a risk of fire and explosion.
Winter diesel fuels in the Federal Republic of Germany and other Central European countries are reliable up to an outside temperature of 22 . Winter diesel, which can be used without difficulties at the temperatures normally encountered, is available in most countries.
Do not add any petrol or kerosene to the diesel fuel to improve flow characteristics. Such flow improvers reduce the lubricant properties of the diesel fuel. This can result in damage to the fuel injection system, for example.
CO2 (carbon dioxide) is the gas which scientists believe to be principally responsible for global warming (the greenhouse effect). Your vehicle's CO2 emissions are directly related to fuel consumption and therefore depend on:
Only for certain countries: the respective current consumption and emission values of your vehicle can be found in the COC papers (EC CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMITY). These documents are supplied when the vehicle is delivered.
Fuel consumption depends on:
The vehicle will use more fuel than usual in the following situations:
To keep fuel consumption low, observe the advice in the "Protection of the environment" section more.
The following components of the different vehicle versions influence fuel consumption:
Data concerning fuel consumption are recorded in the on-board computer; use the steering wheel buttons to call up the Trip computer menu more.
When handling engine oil, observe the important safety notes on service products more.
The quality of the engine oil used is of decisive importance for the engine's functionality and operating life. Mercedes-Benz continually approves engine oils based on complex experiments according to the current state of the art.
Information about approved engine oils can be obtained:
on the Internet at http://bevo.mercedes-benz.com by entering the designation, e.g. 229.5.
Designations of the approved engine oils for your vehicle
Mercedes-Benz recommends that you only use approved multi-grade engine oils of the SAE classes SAE 0W-30 and SAE 0W-40 or SAE 5W-30 and SAE 5W-40. These engine oils ensure optimum lubrication even at very low outside temperatures more.
If the engine oils listed in the table are not available, you may add the following engine oils until the next oil change:
Oil change including oil filter
If the SAE viscosity class of the engine oil used does not cover the outside temperature range in which you are operating the vehicle, it must be changed in good time, in particular before the cold season commences. Using an engine oil that does not have adequate temperature characteristics can lead to engine damage.
The temperature range information of the SAE classification always refers to that of fresh oil. The temperature characteristics of the engine oil may deteriorate significantly as a result of ageing during vehicle operation, especially at low outside temperatures.
Depending on the respective outside temperatures, select an engine oil according to SAE classification (viscosity). The table displays the SAE classification to be used. The low temperature characteristics of engine oils can noticeably deteriorate during operation, e.g. from ageing, soot and fuel accretion. For this reason, regular oil changes using an approved engine oil from the suitable SAE classification are urgently recommended.
Oil change intervals depend on the vehicle's operating conditions and the quality of the engine oil used. The on-board computer automatically shows the date for the next oil change as an event message in the display.
Only by using engine oil with a particularly high quality grade, e.g. according to Sheet Number 228.51 of the Mercedes-Benz Specifications for Service Products, can the maximum interval for oil change be achieved.
Oil consumption may be higher if:
Check the engine oil level on a regular basis, e.g. weekly or each time you refuel more.
The brake fluid continuously absorbs moisture from the air. This results in the boiling point of the brake fluid lowering. If the boiling point of the brake fluid is too low, vapour pockets may form when the brakes are subjected to a heavy load. This would impair braking efficiency. There is a risk of an accident.
When handling, storing and disposing of brake fluid, please observe the relevant regulations and the safety notes in the "Service products and capacities" section more.
Information about approved brake fluids can be obtained:
on the Internet at http://bevo.mercedes-benz.com.
Let the engine cool down before you top up the antifreeze. Make sure that antifreeze is not spilled next to the filler neck. Thoroughly clean the antifreeze from components before starting the engine.
When handling, storing and disposing of coolant and antifreeze, please observe the relevant regulations and the safety notes in the "Service products and capacities" section more.
Coolant is a mixture of water and corrosion inhibitor/antifreeze. It performs the following tasks:
When the vehicle is first delivered, it is filled with a coolant mixture that ensures adequate antifreeze and corrosion protection. Coolant must remain in the engine cooling system all year round to ensure corrosion protection and a higher boiling point - even in countries with high outside temperatures.
Information about antifreeze/corrosion inhibitors approved by Mercedes-Benz is available:
on the Internet at http://bevo.mercedes-benz.com under the specifications on Sheet No. 310.1.
The percentage of corrosion inhibitor/antifreeze additive in the engine cooling system should:
If there has been coolant loss, do not refill only with water. If the vehicle has lost coolant, top up with equal parts water and corrosion inhibitor/antifreeze additive. The water used as part of the coolant mixture must fulfil certain requirements; these are usually fulfilled by drinking water. If the water quality is not sufficient, you must treat the water.
As an exception, if antifreeze protection is not required (e.g. in countries with continuously hot climates), it is permissible to add a coolant additive to the water in accordance with Sheet No. 312.0 of the Mercedes-Benz Specifications for Service Products instead of a corrosion inhibitor/antifreeze agent. Improvers (corrosion-inhibiting oils) are not permitted.
At temperatures above freezing: