Understanding Mercedes-Benz Dynamic Select Driving Modes

November 30th, 2016 by

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE and GLC feature some uber-cool driving modes. Dubbed with the moniker of “Dynamic Select”, these driving modes are brand new to some of the company’s 2016 model year vehicles. Though the technology is limited to the GLE and GLC models, it will soon be implemented on other Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

Why Drivers Should be Excited About the new Driving Modes

Mercedes-Benz new driving modes empower drivers with additional control over the driving experience. These modes are labeled as “Dynamic Select” as it is a special system that arms drivers with the opportunity to customize the vehicle’s suspension and engine to suit their nuanced desires and driving needs. Drivers of the ’16 Mercedes-Benz GLC can select from five unique modes: Individual, Sport Plus, Sport, Comfort and Eco. Each of these programs is symbolized with a visual positioned on the vehicle’s primary media display. Let’s take a look at each of these driving modes to give readers an idea as to what each provides.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE


If you are looking for a way to fully customize your driving experience, the Individual driving mode is the answer. The Individual driving mode combines the best features of the modes outlined below, allowing drivers to select the driving experience they crave the most. Though there are a few limitations to how many variations can be mixed and matched, you’ll find that the Individual driving mode allows for extensive personalization.


The Eco driving mode propels your GLC in a fuel-efficient manner. There is a “sailing” function along with an Eco display that encourages driving practices that conserve gasoline.


Those who embark on long trips will immediately fall in love with the Comfort driving mode. Comfort is the most balanced of the driving modes. It creates optimal balance and a comfortable suspension for a lovely riding experience.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC


If you are looking to have a blast during your driving experience, Sport mode is for you. Activate Sport mode and you will enjoy highly responsive steering, a stiffer suspension and other subtleties that make the driving experience a thrill.

Sport Plus

This mode adds to the regular Sport mode. If you are on the prowl for a truly sporty ride that spikes your adrenaline, engage the Sport Plus mode and you’ll have a ball.

Look for Mercedes-Benz Driving Modes to Spill Into the Mainstream

Though the new Mercedes-Benz driving modes are limited to a handful of 2016 models, this technology will likely reach a mainstream tipping point in the next year or two. It probably won’t take long for the engineering geniuses at Mercedes-Benz to add the technology to the majority of the company’s vehicles. It is also likely that we will see a slew of other automakers copycat the technology on their vehicles in the upcoming years. Head on out to your local Mercedes-Benz dealership, take the GLC or GLE model for a test spin and you will experience the magic of these amazing new driving modes.

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