Although Mercedes was amongst the first car manufacturers to introduce Soft Closing (or as some prefer to call them, ´pump-´) doors on the W140 S Class in the early 1990s, its soft closing doors have onlyever worked from the second position. Meanwhile, competitors have long been offering the soft close function from the very first position. I discovered only recently, over 2 years after the W222 was introduced, that Mercedes soft close doors will now also fully close the door from the very first step. Congrats to Mercedes engineers -you’ve finally made it! This is something I really miss on my W221.