Understanding Mercedes-Benz DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes

By Product Expert | Posted in Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Mercedes-Benz GLS, Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 9:07 pm

Mercedes-Benz DYNAMIC SELECT is one of the most exciting new features to be introduced for the 2016 model year. Available on the Mercedes-Benz GLE and GLC, with many more models soon to follow, DYNAMIC SELECT gives drivers more control over their drives than ever before.


Mercedes-Benz GLC Driving ModesDYNAMIC SELECT is a system that gives drivers the opportunity to personalize the feel of the vehicle’s engine and suspension to fit their unique needs and preferences. In the Mercedes-Benz GLC, there are 5 distinct modes from which to choose — ECO, COMFORT, SPORT, SPORT+, and INDIVIDUAL.

Each program is represented by a visual on the GLC’s central media display, but to help you understand the DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes on the Mercedes-Benz GLC, we broke them down item by item so you know exactly what to expect.


When in ECO mode, you can expect to get the most mpgs out of your GLC. ECO mode adds a sailing function and an ECO display that promotes fuel-efficient driving practices.


Perfect for daily drives and longer trips, COMFORT mode is the most balanced of the selectable driving models. It provides a comfortable suspension and a good balance between ECO and SPORT.

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When you’re after a few additional thrills behind the wheel, SPORT mode answers the call. While activated, the GLC will provide more direct steering and engine responses while the suspension stiffens up.


Building on everything SPORT mode supplies, SPORT+ takes it to the next level and delivers an even sportier ride.


Unsurprisingly, this is where drivers can truly personalize their drives. Take the elements you like most from the driving modes above and mix and match to create a drive you love. Of course, there are limitations to the combinations, as Mercedes-Benz ensures a safe and effective drive. Play around with this setting until you have it just right.

You’ll find identical or similar DYNAMIC SELECT features on other Mercedes-Benz models, including the GLE and upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLS. Get behind the wheel of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC to experience the DYNAMIC SELECT system for yourself.

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6 Responses to “Understanding Mercedes-Benz DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes”

  1. Love Bal says:

    I just purchased Mercedes C300 2 months ago,, today was the first heavy rain and I had to drive nearly 250 miles as I was headed to my friend’s house who lives in different city. The winds were strong, I was driving in comfort but the whole time it felt like my car was sliding on the road left n right. Tires are new so that’s not the problem. I wonder if there’s any vehicle setting that you can adjust in rainy weather.

  2. Kam says:

    Nope. This is due to external environmental conditions. Your car has ESP which will do what it can from making you lose complete control due to wheelspin or unexpected extreme yaw motions. But relatively minor swaying due to external factors as you’ve explained should be handled by the driver. This is not unique to Mercedes Benz.

  3. y says:

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  4. Andre Tchen says:

    Best solution I can think of: add some weight (sand bags) in your trunk and maybe in front. The heavier the car the better the traction.

  5. Vusimuzi Emmanuel Tembe says:


  6. Christine Feldt says:

    I’m wondering if it’s safe on the transmission and engine to shift my dynamic transmission settings while in motion. I tend to love the “sport” suspension and steering but use ECO in town.

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