Date registered: Oct 2012
Vehicle: 1989 560SL; 2014 E350; 1960 190SL-sold; 1996 280C-sold
Location: Mid Hudson Valley, NY
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The subject of M-B's ECO Start/Stop has been the subject of many discussions on various model forums here as well as other sites with M-B forums.
From everything I've read up to now, there is no way to permanently disable this feature. It's M-B's way of improving mileage statistics, and even the dealers won't agree to disable it.
I considered not buying my 2014 212 when I learned of the feature, but fortunately I didn't let that influence the ultimate decision. Instead, each time I get behind the wheel, I just start the engine, fasten the seat belt, switch off the ECO button, and I'm on my way. No stopping/starting at every red light, stop signs while you wait for traffic to clear, stop-and-go traffic, etc.
Not the solution you're looking for perhaps, but it works for me, and I don't have to worry about whether the frequent stopping/starting of the engine might be harmful over the long term.
Robert AKA: EEEEZY
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