Go Back  MBWorld.org Forums > Mercedes-Benz Sedans > C-Class (W204)
One-Touch Shift: How To >

One-Touch Shift: How To

C-Class (W204) 2008 - 2014: C180K, C200K, C230, C280, C300, C350, C200CDI, C220CDI, C320CDI

One-Touch Shift: How To

Old 12-06-2007, 06:58 AM
Thread Starter
stephensong's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Seattle, WA and Portland, OR
Posts: 198
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2008 C350 and 2003 Z4 3.0
One-Touch Shift: How To

There is good info in the Manual like this on One-Touch Shifting:

Gear selector lever one-touch gearshifting With the gear selector lever in drive position D, you can limit or extend the gear range. Limiting gear range Briefly press the gear selector lever to the left in the D-direction. The transmission will shift to the next lower gear as permitted by the shift program. This action simultaneously limits the gear range of the transmission (page143).

Extending gear range Briefly press the gear selector lever to the right in the D+ direction.
The transmission will shift to the next higher gear as permitted by the shift program. This action simultaneously extends the gear range of the transmission.

Canceling gear range limit
Press and hold the gear selector lever in the D+ direction until D reappears in the multifunction display (page140). The transmission will shift from the current gear range directly to gear
Range D.

Shifting into optimal gear range
Press and hold the gear selector lever in the D- direction. The transmission will automatically
select the gear range suited for optimal acceleration and deceleration. This will involve shifting down one or more gears.

!Allow engine to warm up under low load use. Do not place full load on the engine until the
operating temperature has been reached. Shift into reverse gear R or park position P only
when the vehicle is stopped. Avoid spinning of a drive wheel when driving off on slippery road surfaces. This may cause serious damage to the drivetrain which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Warning! G
On slippery road surfaces, never downshift in order to obtain braking action. This could result in drive wheel slip and reduced vehicle control. Your vehicle’s ABS will not prevent this type of loss of control.

iTo avoid overrevving the engine when down- shifting, the transmission will not shift to a lower
gear if the engine’s max. speed would be exceeded.

iIf you press on the accelerator when the engine has reached its rpm limit, the transmission will upshift beyond any gear range limit selected.
stephensong is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Quick Reply: One-Touch Shift: How To

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: