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What’s the difference between Mercedes-Benz KEYLESS GO® and KEYLESS START®?

While both KEYLESS GO® and KEYLESS START® may seem like simple concepts, they can actually go a long way in making your drive way more convenient, all before you even hit the road. While the two do sound similar, they are different technologies. Let’s see what the difference is.


So, the KEYLESS START® system is exactly what it sounds like. You can start your vehicle without the hassle of a key. All you need to do is press down on the brake pedal and push the start button in your vehicle.

The KEYLESS GO® system is an upgrade to your KEYLESS START® system. You can keep the key fob in your pocket. Once you get near the vehicle, your car will automatically unlock once you have your hand on the door handle. Similarly, when you exit your car and walk away it will automatically lock when you touch the door handle.


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Technology features in a Mercedes-Benz

Despite being prevalent in many Mercedes-Benz vehicles, the KEYLESS GO® and KEYLESS START® systems aren’t the only cool technology features you can find in your Mercedes-Benz vehicle. There are plenty of other technologies, and not all of them are just for convenience. Whether you are looking at cooling the atmosphere in your Mercedes-Benz with the 64 different ambient lighting colors or are planning on using the various driver-assist features to potentially help keep your drive safer, you can find many neat features.

Find these features at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead. Our team can tell you more about your favorite model and you can see these features for yourself when you take it for a test drive. Don’t forget to take a look at the research pages to find more out about the Mercedes-Benz models, and our blog, where you can find more neat tips and tricks about technology, vehicles, and local events!
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