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Introducing the car2go Mercedes-Benz

Our best upgrade yet: Brand-new 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA four-door vehicles are now available as part of our fleet!

How to drive a car2go Mercedes-Benz

For the epic moments - and everything in between. From finding a car to ending your trip, here's how to do it all.

New cars, new features

car2go’s 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA is a fun and smooth 4-passenger sedan and car2go’s 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA is a sporty, 5-passenger SUV crossover with good cargo capacity.

Not only do our new vehicles comfortably seat more people and cargo, but they’re also equipped with new features, so you and your passengers can travel in safety and style.

  • Rearview camera that provides a 180-degree view for added confidence when backing up
  • Blind Spot Assist, which warns drivers when another object or vehicle is in their blind spot
  • Heated front seats
  • Bluetooth
  • Navigation
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Full smartphone integration including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Hands Free Access to the trunk

Starting and ending a trip

Starting a trip

The Mercedes-Benz vehicles use your smartphone from start to finish. When you’ve arrived at your vehicle:

1. Select the vehicle you want in the app and press Start Rental

2. Enter your 4-digit car2go PIN

3. Enter the 3-digit Access Code located on the windshield display

Then the vehicle will unlock. Voila!

Heads up! The key is located inside the glove box.

Ending a trip

Once you’ve reached your destination:

1. Return the key – blue keychain tag first – to the slot/holder located inside the glove compartment (just like you found it when you started your trip).

2. Exit the vehicle after checking that you have your stuff.

3. Once outside the vehicle, simply tap “End Rental” in the app.

You’ll receive a pop-up alerting you that your rental was ended successfully. See ya later!

In-car software


Point A, meet point B. Every car2go Mercedes-Benz has navigation with traffic updates - no need to juggle your phone to get directions (both hands on the wheel, please!).

1. Press the “Navi” button on the dashboard, then select No route planned, then Yes to plan a route

2. Select country and state/province, then select address

3. Type in city and zip/postal code, then street address and number

Click "Select" and you'll be on your way!


To activate Bluetooth make sure your device has the Bluetooth option enabled and is set to visible to other devices. Use the central control knob to access the onboard screen. Scroll to “Connect Device” and press down on the control knob. Scroll to “Device” and then select your phone. Authorize your phone using Secure Simple Pairing or a passkey and voila! Now you can jam out to your playlists… or call your mom (she misses you).

Not to worry: as soon as you end your trip and your phone unpairs, all information from your phone (like contacts) will disappear from the car.

Adjusting the interior

If you're used to the smart cars, the Mercedes vehicles shift a little differently. The gear shift is the lever located on the right side of the steering wheel.

With your foot on the brake, you can shift the vehicle into Drive or Reverse by moving the lever up or down. To shift into Park, just press the button on the end of the lever.

    The mirror adjustment dial is on the driver’s door armrest - first select which mirror to adjust, then use the 4-way dial to fine-tune it.

      The seat adjustment controls are on the door and are in the shape of a seat, so you can adjust each seat segment to your exact specifications. To move the seat forward or backward, push or pull the buttons to move the seat in that direction. Now it's juuuust right.

        Headlights and wipers

        Even though your dash may glow, it doesn’t mean your headlights are on. Turn the knob on the dashboard to the left of the steering wheel. Once the lights are on, the green headlight icon will display on the dash.

        A safe bet is to set the headlight switch to the AUTO setting, which ensures your car automatically turns on its headlights when needed.

          To use the front windshield wipers, twist the end of the lever on the left side of the steering wheel. Press the button on the end of the lever to wash it.

          To use the back windshield wiper, push the slider located on the middle of the lever up. To wash the back window, push and hold the slider down.

            Using cargo space

            To open the trunk of a Mercedes car2go, you can press the button on the lower part of the driver’s side door, or press and hold the key unlock button on the key fob


            You can also use the Hands Free Access feature to open the trunk on select models. As long as you have the key on you, you can wave your foot under the back bumper and the trunk will automatically open or close. Yes, it's that easy!

              To fold down the back seats, pull the release button located on the top corner of the back seat and pull the seat back down. Both seats fold down in the CLA and GLA models.

                Choose your car

                Find the perfect vehicle to fit your needs. Simply tap on the toggle icon at the bottom of your screen and you can easily choose which vehicle type you want to drive. Turn them all on if you're not feeling picky!

                  Want to treat yourself to a Mercedes-Benz for a few hours while running errands? Turn off "fortwo" if you're only interested in a Mercedes. Congrats, now you can pick and choose what kind of vehicle you want!