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Old 12-05-2016, 11:08 AM
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How many of you use the rest feature? Keeps heat on after you exit vehicle...

How many of you use the rest feature? Keeps heat on after you exit vehicle...

It's very cool, and I remember this feature being on S classes since the 80's I think.

The question is, if you turn the temp higher just before you turn the car off, will it make it even hotter?
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Old 12-05-2016, 02:32 PM
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I use it almost every day. But I think it only gently re-circulates the warm air already in the system, so changing the climate settings just before shutdown wouldn't make it warmer.
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Cool. I love it, also for a small 6 lb Pomeranian, it kept the car at 70 inside when it was 40 deg outside for 40 min.
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How do you initiate/turn on the REST option? Thanks.


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Just press the button after you turn off the car.
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Thank you, I will give it a try...
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never used it but def worth a shot.
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Works like a champ!!!Used it few winters ago....
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Also works in the summer with the a\c system.
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Yes, that's a cool feature for summer to cool the things down
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:32 PM
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Also works in the summer with the a\c system.
Awesome! Easter egg!
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:13 PM
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Through the period of time i owned 2 W221s, The REST feature was hands down one of the features i appreciated the most. Even over Night Vision.
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It blows my mind that this feature has been around, at least since 1986.
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But I think it only gently re-circulates the warm air already in the system
No, at least in a W140 (then I would expect the same in W221), its
circulating the coolant trough the heater by a separate
electric pump. So, rest-warmth of coolant will be used, not just the air.

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No, at least in a W140 (then I would expect the same in W221), its
circulating the coolant trough the heater by a separate
electric pump. So, rest-warmth of coolant will be used, not just the air.

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Thats awesome! So, someone tell me when this feature first started??? I want a year....
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Through the period of time i owned 2 W221s, The REST feature was hands down one of the features i appreciated the most. Even over Night Vision.
IMO, night vision is nothing but a gimmicky feature that takes your eyes off the road. If it were part of a heads-up system, it would be more effective.
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Dave, you just made me feel better about not having it. You always want what you don't have, but I'll tell you, no car even had the option when I looked. Also, I never hear anyone raving saying it's a must have item.

I also wanted a heated steering wheel, but then came to find out only the leather portion is heated, and I never grab that area when I drive, just the wood.... Wood is good.
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Dave, you just made me feel better about not having it. You always want what you don't have, but I'll tell you, no car even had the option when I looked. Also, I never hear anyone raving saying it's a must have item.

I also wanted a heated steering wheel, but then came to find out only the leather portion is heated, and I never grab that area when I drive, just the wood.... Wood is good.
I understand what you mean. My 600 has every single feature available on a 221 from 2007, but I guess I take things for granted. Much of the stuff I never even touch or even think about being different from a base 550, such as the reclining and massaging rear seats, power sunshades, rear climate control, premium leather seating, leather dash, doors, alcantera headliner, power rear headrests, etc. But I definitely appreciate the heated steering wheel in very cold weather. I don't drive with gloves, so I really don't mind putting my hands at 9 and 3 on the steering wheel to warm my hands up. IMO, it's a must have on these cars that are driven in cold climates.
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Thats awesome! So, someone tell me when this feature first started??? I want a year....
Not sure when it started, but I had a 1987 560SEL that did not have it. My 2002 E320 did, so somewhere between there I would imagine
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All the time in winter. It's really convenient especially when going into a store for a quick stop or even waiting outside a friends house compared to idling. My BMW has this feature too but I feel like the REST in the S is much more effective.
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Not sure when it started, but I had a 1987 560SEL that did not have it. My 2002 E320 did, so somewhere between there I would imagine
W140 from 1991 could be had with it.

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Ok so never actually used the rest feature until the other day when it was 20 out. ran to pick up my daughter from school hit the button. 10 mins later car was still warm which was awesome! I had this feature in 2 7 series and never used it. I do miss the steering wheel warmer which was always in use on the cold days.
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How long does this "rest" feature work for?
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That's a good question. Not sure. But I was in a restaurant for an hour and it was 33 out and the car was toasty still when I came back.
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What a great feature... I'll be using it daily w the sub freezing temps here in Buffalo.
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