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I've had my ECQ for nearly one month and seem to learn new things all the time. I thought it would be good if we all share a y cool things, apologies if a lot of this is obviously but I'm keen to learn.

I've discovered a theme called lounge which sets the ambient lighting to a two tone, pink and blue, looks really cool.

Also I was until now locking my car with the keys and then realised I can touch the sensor on the handle!

The hand gestures dont quite seem to work for me yet, I can highlight something but not enter it.

I've set the steering and seat to move away when leaving and back into position each time I enter.

Any other things I can play with?
 

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I seem to have come better prepared. I don't have my car yet, but knew this is all possible.
Altough you are referring to some features that are optional. So I suppose it depends on your configuration. Can you share that with us?
From what I can tell, you at least have:
  • ambient lighting
  • keyless entry (on top of keyless go)
Both possibly part of AMG-line or Sport edition?
- electric adjustable seating
Possibly part of Premium Plus package?

Hand gestures also optional as MBUX assistant.
 

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Well, finally got my EQC yesterday. So started snooping around menu's.
Interesting feature I've learned today is you can personalize your settings and store them in a theme. Even the driving mode can be stored there. When activating your theme, it will switch to your driving mode upon start. As well as radio station or other preferences.
 

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After two months of wondering why there was no auto handbrake, I realised when stationery to push hard on the brake and hey presto! Handbrake comes on and off the minute you move. Will be sad to give this back in 2 years as I suspect the level of tech an luxury will be hard to beat.
 

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After two months of wondering why there was no auto handbrake, I realised when stationery to push hard on the brake and hey presto! Handbrake comes on and off the minute you move. Will be sad to give this back in 2 years as I suspect the level of tech an luxury will be hard to beat.
That's a great tip, will be sure to give it a try.
Ment to experiment with behavior of the adaptive cruise control when behind another vehicle at the lights. Any idea how the handbrake responds in that situation?
I suppose your tip comes in quite handy when you're first one at the lights. A position I seem to prefer now so I can launch the car in sport mode.
 

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In my experience handbrake is taken care of automatically by the car in adaptive cruise control.

A cool feature I like is when approaching a T junction at a right angle, I can press the Parktronic button beside the trackpad then sweep down on the trackpad to show a 180 degree view of the entire street being entered. Or sweep down more to check not kerbing wheels when moving. I check through the windows too though
 

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I find myself pressing the brake pedal to enable the HOLD function more frequently now. It's not exactly the same as handbrake though since braking lights are on continuously while in hold.

@Dar, so if I understand correctly, you're mainly looking to enable the rear camera or side camera? I only have the rear one, so can't really tell.
 

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@Dar, so if I understand correctly, you're mainly looking to enable the rear camera or side camera? I only have the rear one, so can't really tell.
I'm enabling the front camera near the grille logo for the front 180 view and side cameras (under side mirrors) for the kerb view. Only available with the 360 camera option. In UK this likely required AMG line premium pack.

Another cool feature in all the cars is how quiet the cabin is. Makes it easier to appreciate details in music
 

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Some more things I have learned this past while....You can turn headlight dial to very left to disable external lights (including DRL or headlight or rear light) when power is on. Useful for keeping lights off while keeping warm if staying in car while charging, by pressing power button twice without touching brake pedal, or if turning car on for driving but don't wish to give other road users the impression you are about to start driving. Still need to change dial back to 12 o'clock when leaving car else an external light on one side of car may show!

Using the above power button double press tip will cause car to switch off heating after about half an hour so need press power again, else if wish to keep cabin heat going for longer than half hour I understand the trick is to turn car on fully using brake pedal and power button, then put car into neutral and handbrake on, though this doesn't work when charging so I haven't used it.

If you have distronic (adaptive cruise control optioned in some EQCs) you can touch almost any button/lever/switch on steering wheel to tell the car you are alert instead of tugging steering wheel (which can unsettle lane centering). This includes regen levers behind steering wheel, or lightly making contact with capacitive touch buttons, or clicking menu back button, or menu button, or pulling end-phone-call switch etc. Not volume dial for unknown reason.

Also if you have distronic, I found it doesn't seem to use a speed I prefer approaching and at roundabouts even with the intersection automatic speed feature enabled so I disable/enable distronic with the steering wheel switch and use D-- regen setting so not have to use brake pedal except if must actually stop completely.

Possibly as the side windows are quite narrow, I have heard one person say they never felt where they knew where they were in the lane. For me I have a side mirror pointed slightly down so see less sky and more of the lane divider. Also I try to position just left of my knee to be subjectively in center of lane.

More subjectively- I get the very subjective impression that sport mode for ESP and steering helps stabilize the car which gives very slightly more stable lane centering, as does higher tire pressure. The car still gets close to the line dividers when starting or loses track or to the outside lane divider when cornering.

Previous Mercedes owners may know a tiny compartment inside the center console. When open the two doors there is an open entrance to a tiny compartment at the top front that may not be obvious at first glance.

I have found it seems important sometimes to "balance the chassis" and gradually steer before cornering else slippage may occur. I didn't notice this much in previous cars perhaps as they were lighter. I also found when letting off the accelerator that the car may still be accelerating during this movement! So it is important to take this into account. I didn't notice this in previous car either perhaps because much less power.

I found some other cars thought I was an emergency vehicle due to the unusual front lightbar so they would pull over for me but this is happening less now with the ID4 etc adopting this style but still can happen in less populated areas.

I haven't seen much of any of these tips in owner's manual so some of it may be daft but am welcome to be corrected!
 
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