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Discovered a new feature on the GLC today ! Gliding Mode .......
 

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Used it a lot on my W213 :cool:
 

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It reads just as "Stop Start" operates, but in motion, I can see this function being disabled as a matter of course in a few Years time! :)
 

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Have it on my SLC250d in economy mode. Makes you plan much further ahead with no engine breaking.
 

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is it just coasting then? ie effectively in neutral? o_O
Pretty much so, the 9g box feels just like a manual knocked out of gear. Great for economy
 

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Plus with the right conditions the engine shuts off and restarts when conditions change, that's why I made my comments about "Stop Start" at post #6
 

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Plus with the right conditions the engine shuts off and restarts when conditions change
I admit I know nothing about this technology, but to my mind there is never any right conditions for an engine to shut off while in motion. :eek:
 

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I admit I know nothing about this technology, but to my mind there is never any right conditions for an engine to shut off while in motion. :eek:
https://moba.i.daimler.com/baixn/ca...-9a5057c10ae5e903354ae3652fefacd3-en-GB.html#

And I would agree with you but MB think differently...

Glide mode function
With an anticipatory driving style, glide mode helps you to reduce fuel consumption.

Glide mode is characterised by the following:
  • The combustion engine is disconnected from the drivetrain and the vehicle continues to roll in neutral.

  • The transmission position
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    is displayed in green in the multifunction display.

  • E 350: the combustion engine is switched off if the driving situation permits. All of the vehicle's functions remain active.
 
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Plus with the right conditions the engine shuts off and restarts when conditions change, that's why I made my comments about "Stop Start" at post #6
My previous C300h hybrid used to do that on the motorway at 70mph but the car was so quiet you only noticed because the revs dropped down , everything was still fully functioning through the battery tho
 

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And what about the smart alternators and regenerative braking, is that technology now a thing of the past and how will it affect cruise control,? Whether you're driving on a long flat road or the typical hilly grounds that cover the majority of the UK it reads as though the gliding feature will be constantly and persistently starting and stopping, accelerating and slowing you down. I don't think the feature would be for me, I use CC a great deal and the gearbox for engine braking as a first choice for slowing down and I wouldn't want any automated process interfering with my decisions while driving my car.
@richlumb But was that just the ICE shutting down and the EV assuming drive or did the vehicle start gliding and slowing down?
 

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Nothing new, Rovers of 1930-50s had a free wheel system. There was a large knob on dashboard to operate the system
 

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And what about the smart alternators and regenerative braking, is that technology now a thing of the past and how will it affect cruise control,? Whether you're driving on a long flat road or the typical hilly grounds that cover the majority of the UK it reads as though the gliding feature will be constantly and persistently starting and stopping, accelerating and slowing you down. I don't think the feature would be for me, I use CC a great deal and the gearbox for engine braking as a first choice for slowing down and I wouldn't want any automated process interfering with my decisions while driving my car.
@richlumb But was that just the ICE shutting down and the EV assuming drive or did the vehicle start gliding and slowing down?

Don't knock it until you have tried it. It works perfectly and is pretty much seamless to any driving style.

If the display did not show "gliding" most drivers would never know it is happening. I don't know how long the op has had his car but he has only just noticed it on his car.

All those drivers that obsess about their fuel consumption will love it.
 

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Don't knock it until you have tried it. It works perfectly and is pretty much seamless to any driving style.

If the display did not show "gliding" most drivers would never know it is happening. I don't know how long the op has had his car but he has only just noticed it on his car.

All those drivers that obsess about their fuel consumption will love it.
Even when the engine stops? how can a driver not know it has been invoked when the car starts slowing down?
 


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