The innovative Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) system links GPS data and topographic maps with the Mercedes PowerShift 3 system. Gear selection and speed are adapted predictively and fully automatically to the individual road conditions to be encountered by means of cruise control:
PPC uses momentum peaks before climbs, shifts down during the climb, throttles back before crests and allows the vehicle to coast on downhill stretches with minor momentum peaks.
The result: optimisation of fuel efficiency by up to 5 %. Retrofitting PPC therefore pays even for low mileages.
The PPC retrofit package (B6 683 0049)* comprises the following components:
* in conjunction with PowerShift 3 (G5G), cannot be retrofitted in vehicles with the following equipment codes: F2L, G0B, G0C, G0D, G0S, G0X, G2D, G3Y.