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2023 Mercedes-Benz E-CLASS SEDAN Steering Wheel Guidelines

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Mercedes-Benz E-CLASS SEDAN 2023 Steering Wheel 

The steering wheel of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan is evidence of the brand’s dedication to elegance, practicality, and driver involvement. The wheel is made of high-quality materials and has an aesthetically pleasing and tactile interface. High-quality synthetic wraps or leather are frequently used to provide an enhanced grip and level of comfort. Modern technology is integrated into this multipurpose steering wheel, which has touch-sensitive buttons for simple access to the entertainment, communication, and driver-assistance systems of the car. Its straightforward layout and ergonomic design make driving an enjoyable experience by keeping important features easily accessible while allowing the driver to keep their eyes on the road. Additionally, the steering wheel frequently has heating capabilities for enhanced comfort in colder weather. Its elegant form also blends well with the E-Class’s opulent interior, further solidifying the sedan’s standing as an industry standard for executive cars.

2023 Mercedes Benz E-Class Specs, Price, Features, Mileage (Brochure)

Steering Wheel

Adjusting the Steering Wheel Manually
Risk of accident due to adjusting the vehicle settings while the vehicle is in motion

You could lose control of the vehicle in the following situations in particular:

  • If you adjust the driver’s seat, the head restraint, the steering wheel or the mirror while the vehicle is in motion
  • If you fasten your seat belt while the vehicle is in motion
  • Before starting the vehicle: in particular, adjust the driver’s seat, head restraint, steering wheel and mirror, and fasten your seat belt.

WARNING
Risk of entrapment for children when adjusting the steering wheel.
Children could injure themselves if they adjust the steering wheel.

  • Never leave children unattended in the vehicle.
  • When leaving the vehicle, always take the key with you and lock the vehicle.Steering wheel1
  • Fold release lever 1 down as far as it will go.

Seats and Stowing

  • Adjust height 2 and distance 3 to the steering wheel.

Locking

  • Fold release lever 1 up as far as it will go.
  • Check and make sure that the steering column is locked by moving the steering wheel.

Adjusting the Steering Wheel Electrically
The steering wheel can be adjusted when the power supply is disconnected.Steering wheel2

  1. To adjust the distance to the steering wheel
  2. To adjust the height
  • Save the settings with the memory function.

Switching the steering wheel heater on/off
Requirements:

  • The power supply or the vehicle has been switched on.

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  • Turn the lever in the direction of arrows 1 or 2.

If the indicator lamps 3 lights up, the steering wheel heater is switched on. When you switch the vehicle off, the steering wheel heater will switch off.

Easy entry and exit feature
Using the easy entry and exit feature

WARNING
Risk of an accident when pulling You could lose control of the vehicle.

  • Always wait until the adjustment process is complete before driving off.

WARNING
Risk of becoming trapped when adjusting the easy entry and exit feature. You and other vehicle occupants, particularly children, may become trapped.

  • Make sure that no one has any part of their body within the range of movement of the steering wheel and driver’s seat.

If there is a risk of becoming trapped by the steering wheel:

  • Move the steering wheel adjustment lever.
    The adjustment process is stopped.

If there is a risk of becoming trapped by the driver’s seat:

  • Press the switch for seat adjustment.

The adjustment process is stopped.

  • Never leave children unattended in the vehicle.
  • When leaving the vehicle, always take the key with you and lock the vehicle.

Vehicles with memory function: you can stop the adjustment process by pressing one of the memory function position switches.

WARNING
Risk of becoming trapped if children activate the easy entry and exit feature Children could become trapped if they activate the easy entry and exit feature, particularly when unattended.

  • Never leave children unattended in the vehicle.
  • When leaving the vehicle, always take the key with you and lock the vehicle.

If the easy entry and exit feature is active, the steering wheel will move upwards and the driver’s seat will move back in the following situations:

  • You switch off the vehicle when the driver’s door is open.
  • You open the driver’s door when the vehicle is switched off.

The steering wheel will then move upwards only if it is not already as high as it will go. The driver’s seat will then move backwards only if it is not already at the rear of the seat adjustment range.

The steering wheel and the driver’s seat will move back to the last driving position in the following cases:

  • You switch the power supply or the vehicle on when the driver’s door is closed.
  • You close the driver’s door when the vehicle is switched on.

The last drive position will be saved when:

  • You switch off the vehicle.
  • Vehicles with memory function: you call up the seat settings via the memory function.
  • Vehicles with memory function: you save the seat settings via the memory function.
  • Vehicles with memory function: press one of the memory function position switches to stop the adjustment process.

Setting the easy entry and exit feature
Multimedia system:

  • 4© 5 Settings 5 Vehicle
  • Automatic Seat Adjustment
  • Easy Entry/Exit
  • Activate or deactivate the function.

Memory function

The function of the memory function

WARNING
Risk of an accident if the memory function is used while driving
If you use the memory function on the driver’s side while driving, you could lose control of the vehicle as a result of the adjustments being made.

  • Only use the memory function on the driver’s side when the vehicle is stationary.

WARNING
Risk of entrapment when adjusting the seat with the memory function
When the memory function adjusts the seat, you and other vehicle occupants – particularly children – could become trapped.

  • During the adjustment process of the memory function, make sure that no one has any body parts in the sweep of the seat.
  • If someone becomes trapped, press a preset position button or seat adjustment switch immediately.

WARNING
The danger of entrapment when memory function is activated by children When children activate the memory function, they can get trapped, especially if they are unsupervised.

  • Never leave children unattended in the vehicle.
  •  When leaving the vehicle, always take the key with you and lock the vehicle.

You can use the memory function when the vehicle is switched off.
Seat settings for up to three people can be stored and called up using the memory function.

You can save settings for the following systems:

  • Seat, backrest, and head restraint
  • Steering wheel
  • Outside mirrors
  • Head-up display

Operating the memory function
StoringSteering wheel4

  • Set the desired position for all systems.
  • Press the memory button V and then

press memory position switches 4, T, or U within three seconds.
An acoustic signal will sound. The settings are stored.

  • To call up: press or briefly hold memory position switch 4, T or U.
    After you release the switch, all systems will be moved into the stored position.

Stowage areas
Notes on loading the vehicle

DANGER
Risk of exhaust gas poisoning Combustion engines emits poisonous exhaust gases such as carbon monoxide. Exhaust gases can enter the vehicle interior if the trunk lid is open when the engine is running, especially if the vehicle is in motion.

Always switch off the engine before opening the trunk lid.
Never drive with the trunk lid open.

  • WARNING
    Risk of injury from unsecured items in the vehicle

If objects, luggage, or loads are not secured or not secured sufficiently, they could slip, tip over, or be thrown around and thereby hit vehicle occupants. There is a risk of injury, particularly in the event of sudden braking or a sudden change in direction.

  • Always stow objects in such a way that they cannot be thrown around.
  • Before the journey, secure objects, luggage, or loads against slipping or tipping over.

WARNING
Risk of injury due to objects being stowed incorrectly If objects in the vehicle interior are stowed incorrectly, they can slide or be thrown around and hit vehicle occupants. In addition, cup holders, open storage spaces, and mobile phone brackets cannot always retain all the objects they contain. There is a risk of injury, particularly in the event of sudden braking or a sudden change in direction.

  • Always stow objects in such a way that they cannot be thrown around in such situations.
  • Always make sure that objects do not protrude from storage spaces, parcel nets or storage nets.
  • Close the lockable storage spaces before starting a journey.
  • Always stow and secure heavy, hard, pointed, sharp-edged, fragile or bulky objects in the trunk

WARNING
Risk of accident from objects in the driver’s footwell and front-passenger footwell Objects in the driver’s footwell and front-passenger footwell may impede pedal travel or block a depressed pedal. This jeopardizes the operating and road safety of the vehicle.

  • Stow all objects in the vehicle securely so that they cannot get into the driver’s footwell or front-passenger footwell.
  • Always install the floor mats securely and as prescribed to ensure that there is always sufficient clearance for the pedals.
  • Do not use loose floor mats and do not lay multiple floor mats on top of one another

Vehicles with automatic front-passenger airbag shutoff: Objects trapped under the front-passenger seat may interfere with the function of the automatic front-passenger airbag shutoff or damage the system. Please observe the notes on the function of the automatic front-passenger airbag shutoff.

WARNING
Risk of accident or injury when using the cup holder while the vehicle is moving} The cup holder cannot secure containers while the vehicle is moving. with these parts of the vehicle, you could burn yourself.

  • Always be particularly careful around the tailpipe and the tailpipe trims and super-vice children especially closely in this area.
  • Allow vehicle parts to cool down before touching them.

 Leather is a natural product. It exhibits natural
surface properties. differences in structure, marks caused by growth and injury or subtle colour differences. These surface properties are characteristics of the leather and not material malfunctions. Leather is also subject to a natural ageing process during which the surface properties change.

The driving characteristics of your vehicle are dependent on the distribution of the load within the vehicle. You should bear the following in mind when loading the vehicle:

  • Do not exceed the permissible total mass or the gross axle weight rating of the vehicle (including load and occupants). The values are specified on the vehicle identification plate on the vehicle’s B-pillar.
  • The load must not protrude above the upper edge of the seat backrests.
  • Always place the load behind unoccupied seats if possible.
  • Secure the load using the cargo tie-down rings and distribute the load evenly.

Notes on driving with a roof load

  • Distribute the roof load and the load inside the vehicle evenly, placing heavy objects at the bottom. Also, comply with the notes on loading the vehicle.
  • Drive attentively, and avoid abrupt starts, braking and steering as well as rapid cornering.
  • When transporting roof loads and when the vehicle is fully loaded or fully occupied, select drive programs; and A. These are designed to focus on stability.
  • For more information on stowage compartments and stowage areas, please refer to the Digital Operator’s Manual.

Stowage spaces in the vehicle interior
Overview of the front stowage compartmentsSteering wheel5

  1. Stowage spaces in the doors
  2. Stowage compartment in the armrest with USB ports and stowage space, e.g. for an MP3 player
  3. Stowage compartment in the front center console with a USB port
  4. Glove box

Through-loading feature in the rear bench seat (EASY-PACK Quick fold)
Folding the rear seat backrest forwards

WARNING
Risk of becoming trapped when adjusting the seats
When you adjust a seat, you may trap yourself or a vehicle occupant.

  • When adjusting a seat, make sure that no one has any body parts in the sweep of the seat.

WARNING
Risk of accident and injury if the rear bench seat/rear seat and seat backrest are not engaged The rear bench seat, rear seat, and seat backrest can fold forward.

  • As a result, the vehicle occupant is pressed against the seat belt. The seat belt cannot perform its intended protective function and could cause additional injuries.
  • Objects or loads in the trunk cannot be restrained by the seat backrest.
    • Make sure that the rear bench seat, the rear seat and the seat backrest are engaged before every trip.

If the left and right seat backrests are not engaged and locked in place, this will be shown on the multifunction display on the instrument cluster. If the centre seat backrest is not engaged and locked in place, the red lock verification indicator will be visible. Always ensure that all vehicle occupants have their seat belts fastened correctly and are sitting properly. Particular attention must be paid to children. If you no longer require the folded-down seat backrest as a loading area, fold the backrest back into place.

Requirements:

  • The area into which the seat backrest is folded is clear.
  • The rear seat backrest head restraints are fully inserted.
  • To fold the centre seat backrest forwards: the centre seat backrest has been unlocked.
  • The armrest on the second row of seats is folded back and the cup holders are empty.

Folding the left and right seat backrests forwards You can fold the center and outer seat backrests forwards separately.Steering wheel6

  • Vehicles with a memory function: If at least one section of the rear seat backrest is folded forward, the corresponding front seat will move forward slightly, if necessary, to avoid a collision.
  • If necessary, fully insert the head restraints in the rear seat backrest.
  • Pull release lever 1.
    The corresponding seat backrest will fold forward.

Folding the centre seat backrest forwards

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  • Pull release catch 3 for seat backrest 2 forwards.
  • Fold the corresponding seat backrest forward.
  • Pull release lever 1.

The corresponding seat backrest will fold forward.

Folding back the rear seat backrest
Risk of becoming trapped when adjusting the seats When you adjust a seat, you may trap yourself or a vehicle occupant.

  • When adjusting a seat, make sure that no one has any body parts in the sweep of the seat.


NOTE

Damage caused by trapping the seat belt when folding back the seat back-rest The seat belt could become trapped and thus damaged when the seat backrest is folded back.

  • Make sure that the seat belt is not trapped when folding back the seat backrest.
  • Vehicles with a memory function: If at least one section of the seat backrest is folded back, the corresponding front seat will automatically return to the most recent original position.

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  • Fold the corresponding seat backrest 1 back until it engages.
    Left and right seat backrests: if the seat backrest is not engaged and locked in place, this will be shown on the multifunction display on the instrument cluster.

Centre seat backrest: if the seat backrest is not engaged and locked in place, the red lock verification indicator 2 will be visible.

Locking the release catch of the centre rear seat backrest

  • The left and centre seat backrests are engaged and joined together.

You can lock the centre seat backrest release catch if you want to secure the trunk against unauthorized access. The centre seat backrest can then only be folded forwards together with the left seat backrest.Steering wheel9

  • Fold the centre and left seat backrests forward.
  • To lock or unlock: slide catch 1 upwards or downwards.

Overview of the tie-down eyes
Observe the notes on loading the vehicle.Steering wheel10

  • Tie-down eyes (vehicles with a through-loading feature in the rear bench seat)

Attaching the parcel net
Risk of injury due to objects being stowed incorrectly If objects in the vehicle interior are stowed incorrectly, they can slide or be thrown around and hit vehicle occupants. In addition, cup holders, open storage spaces and mobile phone brackets cannot always retain all the objects they contain. There is a risk of injury, particularly in the event of sudden braking or a sudden change in direction.

  • Always stow objects in such a way that they cannot be thrown around in such situations.
  • Always make sure that objects do not protrude from storage spaces, parcel nets or storage nets.
  • Close the lockable storage spaces before starting a journey.
  • Always stow and secure heavy, hard, pointed, sharp-edged, fragile or bulky objects in the trunk.

Observe the notes on loading the vehicle. The parcel net is available for all vehicles except hybrid vehicles.

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  • Vehicles with a through-loading feature in the rear bench seat: fold up the tie-down eyes.
  • Hook parcel net 1 into the front and rear tie-down eyes.
  • Vehicles without a through-loading feature in the rear bench seat: hook the rings into the parcel net’s hooks 1.
  • Hook the rings into the hooks on the trunk floor

Attaching a roof luggage rack
Risk of accident due to exceeding the maximum roof load The vehicle’s centre of gravity and the usual driving characteristics as well as the steering and braking characteristics alter. If you exceed the maximum roof load, the driving characteristics, as well as steering and braking, will be greatly impaired.

  • Never exceed the maximum roof load and adjust your driving style.

You will find information on the maximum roof load in the “Technical data” section.

NOTE
Damage to the vehicle due to not observing the maximum permitted head-room clearance

  • If the vehicle height is greater than the maximum permitted headroom clearance, the roof and other parts of the vehicle may be damaged.
  • Observe the signposted headroom clearance.
  • If the vehicle height is greater than the permitted headroom clearance, do not enter.
  • Observe the changed vehicle height with add-on roof equipment.

NOTE
Vehicle damage from non-approved roof luggage racks The vehicle could be damaged by roof luggage racks that have not been tested and approved for Mercedes-Benz.

  • Use only roof luggage racks tested and approved for Mercedes-Benz.
  • Depending on the vehicle equipment, ensure that the sliding sunroof can be fully raised when the roof luggage rack is installed.
  • Depending on the vehicle equipment, ensure that the trunk lid can be fully opened when the roof luggage rack is installed.
  • Position the load on the roof luggage rack in such a way that the vehicle will not sustain damage even when it is in motion.

NOTE
Damage to the panorama roof with power tilt/sliding panel due to non-approved roof luggage racks The panorama roof with power tilt/sliding panel may be damaged by the roof luggage rack if you attempt to open it when using a roof luggage rack not tested and approved for Mercedes-Benz.

  • When a roof luggage rack is installed, open the panorama roof with a power tilt/ sliding panel only if this has been tested and approved for Mercedes-Benz.

The panorama roof with power tilt/sliding panel may be raised to allow ventilation of the vehicle interior.

Mercedes-Benz E-CLASS SEDAN 2023 Steering wheel1

NOTE
Damage to the covers may be damaged and scratched when being opened.

  • Do not use metallic or hard objects.
    • Carefully fold covers 1 upwards in the direction of the arrow.
    • Secure the roof luggage rack to the fastening points beneath the covers 1.
    • Comply with the installation instructions of the roof luggage rack manufacturer.
    • Secure the load on the roof luggage rack.

FAQ

What type of steering wheel does the 2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan have?

It features a multifunctional, ergonomically designed steering wheel.

Is the steering wheel leather-wrapped?

Yes, it typically comes with a high-quality leather or premium synthetic wrap.

Does the steering wheel have heating functionality?

Yes, a heated steering wheel is often available, especially in higher trims or as part of a package.

Are there touch-sensitive controls on the steering wheel?

Yes, the steering wheel includes touch-sensitive controls for convenient access to various systems.

Can you control the infotainment system from the steering wheel?

Yes, the steering wheel allows control of the infotainment system without taking your hands off the wheel.

Does the steering wheel have a paddle shift option?

Paddle shifters are typically available, especially in sportier trims or as an optional feature.

Is there voice control functionality accessible through the steering wheel?

Yes, voice control can usually be activated from the steering wheel.

Can the driver access cruise control settings from the steering wheel?

Yes, cruise control settings are accessible directly from the steering wheel.

Are there any safety features integrated into the steering wheel?

Safety features include control buttons for driver assistance systems and an airbag.

How does the steering wheel contribute to the overall driving experience?

The steering wheel’s ergonomic design, coupled with functional controls, enhances the driving experience by combining comfort with convenience.

Is the steering wheel adjustable?

Yes, the steering wheel is typically adjustable for both tilt and telescopic reach.

Are there any customization options for the steering wheel?

Customization options may include different materials and colours, depending on the package and trim level.

Does the steering wheel include any display or indicators?

Some models may feature small displays or indicator lights on the steering wheel, but this varies by configuration.

How does the steering wheel design align with the E-Class Sedan’s luxury status?

The design reflects luxury through premium materials, advanced technology, and an aesthetic that complements the E-Class Sedan’s sophisticated interior.

Are the steering wheel controls intuitive and easy to use?

Yes, the controls are designed to be intuitive, allowing for easy and safe operation while driving.

Useful Link

View Full User Guide: Mercedes-Benz E-CLASS SEDAN 2023 User Manual

Download Manuals: https://www.mbusa.com/en/owners/manuals

2023 Mercedes Benz E-Class Specs, Price, Features, Mileage (Brochure)

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