I have a A180 CDI Sport so should be the same, all you do when you come to a halt is press the brake pedal hard this will then illuminate HOLD in the central display and will hold the vehicle until you press a pedal.
Has anyone else noticed that if you press HOLD and then turn the ignition off it applies the hand brake?
I have also noticed that if you press HOLD and the stop/start cuts the engine and then remove your seat belt before turning the ignition off, it starts the engine again. I guess this is to remind you not to leave your car with the engine still technically running.
Still getting use to the HOLD function and electric hand brake, not sure i like it!!! Think I'm worried it will roll, I like a good old fashioned hand brake in a car, thank goodness I didn't have the auto, couldn't cope with out a gear stick as well?
When you get used to it Roxy, you will love it! It makes stopping at lights for example, so easy! This is my first automatic and I was very nervous but now I really value the HOLD facility. I have had my car for six weeks now. I normally average very low mileage, 3000/ 4000 per year, I have done over 1100 already! Don't know how many I will do this year!
Two of the A class courtesy cars from MB (14 and 64 reg) I've recently had were both autos but neither had the hold function, which I'm used to using in my A45.I should have made note of which models they were, but in answer to the question - it is not a common feature.