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Old 01-07-2019, 02:22 PM
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2020 centroller Knob vs. Touch pad ...



Here is the picture of the choice of controller in the new center console ...

anyone knows the difference in functionality between the Knob or touch pad ?

Because in terms of design and esthetics ....I prefer the Knob much more than the Touch pad....

i don’t mind staying with a Knob in I can move around the new screen the same way using the Knob.
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Strange as previous setup had touchpad and wheel.
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I might be bias but I think I much prefer the old style center console...
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I like the old style knobs and buttons. In the new set up, I’d get the wheel. I have never used the touch pad.
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Touchpad is not intuitive and swipe function is inconsistent, much prefer the controller knob.
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I wish they would finally go to a touch screen and get it over with.

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Agreed Jerry.
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I might be bias but I think I much prefer the old style center console...
Me too !
Preferred all the round buttons.
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Funny how Benz and Porsche Copy each other. They both went to haptics on buttons this year.

Same process with hot “V” turbos in 2016.

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I wish they would finally go to a touch screen and get it over with.

I respectfully disagree and hope not. I am always changing channels on Sirius XM, and touch screens are always a longer reach and the fingerprints look terrible. Manufacturers seem to be going that way, but it's an "improvement" that I will try to avoid. I like the old *** since it is easier to be precise v the pad.
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Touchpad is not intuitive and swipe function is inconsistent, much prefer the controller knob.
The touch pad and the knob are controlled by different parts of the brain. The touch pad requires higher levels of concentration and is less automatic.

I have an Audi with both and I turned off the touch pad as useless for my purposes.
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I respectfully disagree and hope not. I am always changing channels on Sirius XM, and touch screens are always a longer reach and the fingerprints look terrible. Manufacturers seem to be going that way, but it's an "improvement" that I will try to avoid. I like the old *** since it is easier to be precise v the pad.
Aw man that would drive me nuts. I'm always wiping down my iPad screen even though it has an oleophobic coating, even on my iPhone X fingerprints irritate me. I miss my old Treo 755 with the stylus. I've tried a half dozen stylus with my iPad unfortunately none work as good as my oily fingers. First World problem.
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Originally Posted by MalibuScott
The touch pad and the knob are controlled by different parts of the brain. The touch pad requires higher levels of concentration and is less automatic.

I have an Audi with both and I turned off the touch pad as useless for my purposes.
With all the yahoo drivers on the street I need to devote all my concentration to driving.
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I prefer the look of the touch pad, hopefully I can try the touch pad only option out before its time to spec the new car. If I can't try before I buy I think I'd just go for the wheel because I know that works!
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wheel for me... but I dont like the look of the new center console. I way prefer the current round **** and over shape and design of the current console, too bad. that looks cheap.
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wheel for me... but I dont like the look of the new center console. I way prefer the current round **** and over shape and design of the current console, too bad. that looks cheap.
I as well. Seems like they have to change things just to change things. So they can call it the: "all new" - doesn't mean it's better. Round knobs look way better. I'm sure most would agree. Why they had to change that I have no idea.
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I as well. Seems like they have to change things just to change things. So they can call it the: "all new" - doesn't mean it's better. Round knobs look way better. I'm sure most would agree. Why they had to change that I have no idea.
And one more vote for the ‘old’ centre console. The new one looks like ****e IMHO; regardless of whether it features the Touchpad or Wheel.

Btw I’ve never used the Touchpad in my ‘18; just the wheel but boy do I miss not having Apple Play available.
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I as well. Seems like they have to change things just to change things. So they can call it the: "all new" - doesn't mean it's better. Round knobs look way better. I'm sure most would agree. Why they had to change that I have no idea.
Totally agree ...this is also waphy some classic cars same models are worth more than others depending on the year ....reminds me of 308 Ferrari beautiful chrome slide controls ...vs. The 328 mid late 80s style plastic buttons with cheesy electronic displays ....

i just sold my 2018 GTR ...in hope to get a PRO...but I am upset about the round buttons being gone ...that was the beautiful tieing of the round design of the vents with the center console execution ....almost makes me question my entire decision on buying a PRO ...
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I prefer the new center console, in that it doesn't look as outdated as the old console. All those useless numeric buttons for the phone did nothing but clutter up the console. Plus the wheel in the center just looked plain *** ugly to me.

The touchpad is sure a quick way to change songs, either backwards or forwards in the playlist. Love the round, analogue clock as well. The layout is simpler to access in the new version IMO, looks cleaner and less clunky looking.
What are these “buttons for the phone” to which you refer?

We’re talking about the AMG GT console. Are U?
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What are these “buttons for the phone” to which you refer?

We’re talking about the AMG GT console. Are U?
My bad, did not see first post on iphone.

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I'm not sure about the rest of you guys but almost everytime I lift my right arm up for whatever reason, my forearm rubs the control knobs and changes the driving mode I'm in and freaks me out. Feels like the engine or trans just drops... I hate it... I like the center control knob but I am liking the buttons in the "V" configuration....
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I wish they would finally go to a touch screen and get it over with.

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