Activating the steering wheel paddles
To be able to change gear with the steering wheel paddles they must first be activated:
Pull one of the paddles toward the steering wheel.
A figure in the driver display indicates current gear.
Driver display when changing gear with steering wheel paddles.
In gear position M the steering wheel paddles are automatically activated.
Driver display when changing gear with steering wheel paddles in manual gearshift mode.
To change gear one step:
Pull one of the paddles backwards - towards the steering wheel - and release.
A gear change occurs at each pull of the paddle provided that the engine speed does not leave the permitted range.
After each gear change the figure in the driver display changes to show the current gear.
Deactivating the function
Manual deactivation in gear position D.
Deactivate the steering wheel paddles by pulling the right-hand paddle (+) toward the steering wheel and holding in place until the figure in the driver display for the current gear extinguishes.
In gear position D the steering wheel paddles are deactivated after a short time if they are not used. This is indicated by means of the figure for the current gear extinguishing. The exception is during engine braking - then the paddles are activated for as long as engine braking is in progress.
In gear position M there is no automatic deactivation.