Gearbox

Changing gear with steering wheel paddles*

Updated 7/23/2018

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.

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.

Driver display when changing gear with steering wheel paddles.

Manual gearshift mode

In gear position M the steering wheel paddles are automatically activated.

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

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

Changing gear

To change gear one step:

Pull one of the paddles backwards - towards the steering wheel - and release.

"-": Selects the next lower gear.
"+": Selects the next higher gear.

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

Deactivate the steering wheel paddles by pulling both paddles toward the steering wheel and holding in place until the figure in the driver display for the current gear extinguishes.

Automatic deactivation

If the steering wheel paddles are not used, they are deactivated after a short time. 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.


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