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ESP®

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In critical situations, the Electronic Stability Program ESP® can help to stabilize your vehicle by applying a braking force to individual wheels, and adjusting engine output.

In this way, ESP® helps you to stabilize your vehicle, especially when cornering or during sudden evasive maneuvers. Drivers should bear in mind, however, that ESP® operation is subject to the limits of physical laws.
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The Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) was premiered in an S-Class in 1995.
Professor Fritz Nallinger, chief engineer and member of the board of management of Daimler-Benz AG, filed a patent back in 1959 for a "control system" designed to prevent drive wheels from spinning through intervention in the engine, transmission or brakes.

 


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