Just tell the Mercedes MBUX infotainment system how tall you are, and it automatically adjusts the steering wheel and driver's seat to fit.

CarAndDriver, By Connor Hoffman

© CarAndDriver | Here’s How Mercedes-Benz's Automatic Driver’s Seat Adjustment Works.

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-class was the first car to come standard with the MercedesMBUX voice-command infotainment system, and it is now a standard feature on all new Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs.

The automatic driver's seat adjustment that makes the driver's seat and steering wheel fit by height is one of the many standard features.

The range of selectable heights is between 4'9' and 7'3''.

If you're taller than 7'3'' or shorter than 4'9'', you're out of luck. Sorry, Yao Ming and Peter Dinklage. Well, if you're either of those heights, driving a car would present challenges anyway. But, if you do fall in between those two heights and are a driver of a new Mercedes-Benz, your driver's seat can be automatically adjusted to the right position to account for your height.

Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) was first introduced on the 2019 A-class, and it is now a standard feature on all new Mercedes-Benz models. MBUX is the Mercedes version of Apple's Siri or Amazon's Alexa. You simply say, "Hey, Mercedes," to prompt command and get a response. The system also supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and it has numerous other features including the cool automatic driver's seat adjustment.

To access the seat adjustment menu, navigate all the way over to the right of the home screen and select Settings. From there, go over to Vehicle, scroll down to Auto. Seat Adjustment, and then select your desired height setting from the range between 4'9'' and 7'3''. Once your desired height is chosen, simply hit Select, and the seat and steering wheel will automatically adjust to the recommended settings for the given height.

We tried this in a 2020 GLS-class SUV. I felt that the height adjustment in the GLS450 that corresponds to my height—6'7"— put the seat a few inches too far away from the steering wheel. The 6'2'' selection felt way more desirable and was far more comfortable to drive with. We tested the feature in two Mercedes SUVS (both the 2020 GLS and GLE); however, we have yet to try it out in a Mercedes car.

This article was originally published by CarAndDriver.
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