Gear shift indicator

Updated 5/28/2021

Gear shift indicator

The gear shift indicator in the driver display shows the current gear during manual gearshifting and when it is appropriate to engage the next gear for optimum fuel economy.

For eco-driving during manual gear changing, it is important to drive in the right gear and to change gear in good time.

With manual gearbox

P5P6-1917-Gear shift indicator 12 inch driver display

An up-arrow indicates a recommended change to a higher gear, and a down-arrow a recommended change to a lower gear.

With automatic gearbox

P5P6-1917-8G-Gear shift mode M in driver display

The gear shift indicator shows the current gear in the driver display and indicates recommended shifting to a higher gear by a flashing plus sign.


On automatic cars, the gear shift indicator is only available on certain markets.

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