A correct sitting position is important to ensure safe and fatigue-free driving. To adjust the position of the driver's seat, proceed as follows:
Adjust the seat height to ensure that you have enough headroom and a good overview of the vehicle.
Move the seat in the fore-and-aft direction so that you can reach and press the pedals without stretching your legs out completely. Your foot should cover the entire surface of the pedal.
Grip the top half of the steering wheel. Set the backrest angle and the steering wheel position so that your arms are almost outstretched. Your shoulders must still be touching the backrest.
Move the seat in the fore-and-aft direction if necessary.
Adjust the height of the headrest so that the upper edge of the headrest is at least at eye level or higher.
Adjusting the seat while driving The seat may move further than desired if you attempt to adjust it while driving. You may lose control of the vehicle.
Do not adjust the seat while driving. The backrest locks must be engaged at all times while the vehicle is in motion.
Failure to adjust head and backrests All occupants, including the driver, should not operate a vehicle or sit in a vehicle’s seat until the headrests and backrests are placed in their proper positions so that the risk of neck injuries is minimized in the event of a crash.
Adjust the backrest's inclination such that the occupant is seated upright and the headrest is in an upright position. Adjust the headrest so that the upper edge of the headrest is brought to eye level or higher.
Always make sure that the headrest is engaged correctly.
Driver and passengers should be seated upright and in the center of their seats.
Seat adjustment If persons or animals are within the range of movement of the seat, there is a risk of parts of the body being pinched or crushed when you adjust the seat.
Adjust the seat so that no one is put at risk.
Do not activate the memory button if anything or anyone is in the way.
Cancel automatic adjustment by pressing any of the seat adjustment buttons.
Adjusting seat electrically
Fig. 193: Adjusting seat electrically
1Adjusting seat angle 2Adjusting seat height 3Adjusting seat cushion 4Adjusting seat side bolsters 5Adjusting backrest side bolsters 6Adjusting fore-and-aft position 7Adjusting backrest angle 8Adjusting lumbar support
Press the respective control in the direction of the arrow until the desired setting or final position is reached.
Storing seat settings
For information on storing and retrieving the seat settings:
Please see chapter "Personal Settings" on page 207.