An essential detail in connection with environmental driving is to drive in the right gear and to change gear in good time.
An indicator is available as an aid on certain variants - GSI (Gear Shift Indicator) - which notifies the driver when it is appropriate to engage the next higher or lower gear in order to obtain the lowest possible fuel consumption.
However, taking into consideration characteristics such as performance and vibration-free running, it may be advantageous to change gear at a higher engine speed. The framed number indicates the current gear.
Gear shift indicator for manual gearbox. Only one marker is illuminated at a time - during normal driving it is only illuminated in the centre.
At the recommended upshift the cursor illuminates "+", and at the recommended downshift the cursor illuminates "-" (marked red in the illustration).
Combined instrument panel "Digital" with gear shift indicator.
The framed number indicates the current gear.
With "Analogue" combined instrument panel, the gear positions and indicator arrows are displayed in its centre.