Plug-in Hybrid/Twin Engine

Preconditioning your Plug-in Hybrid/Twin Engine before departure makes your trip enjoyable from the start.

By preconditioning your Plug-in Hybrid/Twin Engine, you reduce your car's energy needs during the journey, which extends the car's range in electric mode. Therefore, use preconditioning to be able to enhance your use of battery power1 for operation.

In cold climates, the fuel-driven heater heats the engine and the passenger compartment. The electric-driven heater only heats the passenger compartment prior to a journey. In hot climates, the AC system cools the passenger compartment. When the passenger compartment is preconditioned, the car works to reach the comfort temperature and not according to the set temperature in the climate system.

Preconditioning can be activated in a number of ways: directly via the information display, via cell phone, with the car's clock or via the Remote start, preconditioning, car key function

It is possible to precondition the car when parked indoors or outdoors. When "Indoor parking" is selected, only the electric-driven heater is activated. When "Outdoor parking" is selected, the fuel-driven heater is also permitted during preconditioning.

Preconditioning when the car is connected to an AC power supply. Heating/cooling can last up to 50 minutes. For extra comfort, seat heating for both front seats can also be activated during preconditioning.

Preconditioning when the car is not connected to an AC power supply. If menu option "Outdoor parking" is selected, heating can last for up to 50 minutes. Passenger compartment cooling lasts for 2–3 minutes regardless of menu option "Outdoor parking" or "Indoor parking".

When the car is not connected to an AC power supply, only one cooling period can be activated. Thereafter a normal engine start must be made before the next period can be activated.

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Part. No.Description
31414363Plug-in Hybrid/Twin Engine


Only for the V60 Plug-in Hybrid/Twin Engine.


In the event of limited charging time, preconditioning can be deselected.


The fuel-driven heater emits exhaust gases. For this reason, do not use it indoors in unventilated areas.

  1. If the car is cooled when it is not connected to an AC power supply, preconditioning energy is taken from the hybrid battery
  2. Ordered according to separate procedures and downloaded using VIDA.
Last updated: 4/24/2019