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Question Beginner's question about R170 tiptronic SLK 230K

Hello MB Friends --

Can I ask a foolish question? I'm trying to find out exactly what the
controls look like for a tiptronic as opposed to an ordinary automatic
SLK 230K (pre facelift). Anybody got a picture? Sorry for what must
be a newcomer's question.

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Well, the pre touchshift SLK is a regular Mercedes-Benz shift gate with D, then 4 a flick to the left, 3 and 2 are down one notch and two notches, and one is to the right and down. I would check e-bay for some nice interior shots of SLK pre facelift.

The pre facelift SLK with the gated is actually better than touchshift. The gate allows you to hold a gear even to fuel shut-off. The gated SLK will not shift for you. The touchshift SLK will shift either slightly before redline, or at fuel cutoff depending on the gear.

This touchshift self shifting will for sure impede track days or spirited driving which requires a held shift through a sweeping corner, or even a 4 wheel drift. So for a non manual transmission SLK the original Mercedes-Benz gate is best.

Hope this helps.
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