Gearbox

Changing gear with steering wheel paddles*

Updated 7/10/2020

Changing gear with steering wheel paddles*

The steering wheel paddles are a complement to the gear selector and make it possible to change gear manually without releasing hands from the steering wheel.

The function is available in position D or M.

P5-1507-gear shift paddels
"-": Selects the next lower gear.
"+": Selects the next higher gear.

Switch

To change gear:

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. The driver display shows the current gear.

In M position the steering wheel paddles are automatically activated.

P5-1917-Old gear shift pattern in driver display

Driver display when changing gear with steering wheel paddles in manual gearshift mode, large gear lever.

P5P6-1917-8G-Manual gear in driver display

Driver display when changing gear with steering wheel paddles in manual gearshift mode, small gear lever.

Activating the steering wheel paddles in position D

To be able to change gear with the steering wheel paddles, they must be activated:

Pull one of the paddles toward the steering wheel.

A figure in the driver display indicates current gear.

P5-1917-Old-Gear shift mode D in driver display

Driver display when changing gear with steering wheel paddles, large gear lever.

P5P6-1917-8G-Gear shifting with paddles, information in driver display

Driver display when changing gear with steering wheel paddles, small gear lever.

Deactivating the steering wheel paddles in position D

Manual deactivation

Pull the right-hand paddle (+) toward the steering wheel and hold in place until the number in the driver display extinguishes.

The gearbox returns to position D.

Automatic deactivation

The steering wheel paddles are deactivated after a short time if they are not used. This is indicated by the number in the driver display extinguishing. The exception is during engine braking - then the paddles are activated for as long as engine braking is in progress.


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