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The active multicontour seat adjusts particularly well to individual seating needs. It continually adjusts itself to the driving situation, massages the back muscles and reduces the risk of injury in the event of an accident.
Depending on the steering angle, lateral acceleration and speed, the air cushions in the seat side bolsters are adjusted pneumatically in two stages so as to give excellent lateral support even when driving dynamically. After the dynamic function is switched off the previously selected pressure in the side chambers is automatically reset symmetrically.
The ambient lighting provides a pleasant indirect lighting effect inside the vehicle at night. Luminous surfaces on the instrument panel and under the door trim elements create an incomparable atmosphere.
In addition, fibre-optic cables and LEDs which are controlled independently of the background light make it easier to find your way around the vehicle when it’s dark outside. Exclusive ambient lighting, which can be dimmed to any level and has the three colour schemes of "solar" (amber-coloured), "neutral" (white) and "polar" (ice blue), emphasises the interior design to ensure pleasant light conditions for night driving.
THERMATIC automatic climate control provides individual temperatures and a pleasant climate in the vehicle interior. The desired temperature and air distribution for the left and right-hand sides of the interior can separately regulated for the two zones. In addition, a special filter ensures optimum air quality by absorbing dust particles from the outside air.
The THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control system allows the driver and front passenger to adapt the climate in their respective seats to suit their individual requirements – independently of each other. The system keeps the temperature at the desired level automatically, even in strong sunlight. To this end, sensors register the temperature inside and outside the vehicle, controlling the heating, cooling and fan for each temperature zone individually, according to requirements.
The memory package makes frequent change of drivers much easier. It stores the individual settings for the driver's seat, steering wheel and exterior mirrors for up to three people.
As soon as a driver selects a setting by pressing a button, electric controls automatically set the seat, exterior mirrors and steering column back to the previously saved positions.
The multicontour seats take pressure off the spine and can be precisely adjusted to the ergonomic characteristics of the driver and the front passenger.
The pressure in the variable air cushions in the seat side bolsters of the seat cushion and backrests, and the lumbar contour in the lumbar and shoulder area can also be adjusted to the user’s personal requirements.
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