Date registered: Oct 2012
Vehicle: 1989 560SL; 2014 E350; 1960 190SL-sold; 1996 280C-sold
Location: Mid Hudson Valley, NY
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Over the years, I've become accustomed to the shifter on the console because nearly all the cars I've owned over the past 40 years have had manual transmissions. My most recent car was a Lexus which had an automatic on the console and paddle shifters (what's up with those?).
When I first tested the E350 purchased last year, I immediately liked the idea that M-B had moved the shifter to the column as it reminded me of a 7 Series BMW I drove several years back.
I don't know the electronic or mechanical advantages/disadvantages of having it on the column, but I like it's operation and placement there.
Still don't understand the stupid paddle shifters though. If I wanted to shift, I'd go back to manual T's.
When out on the road, it's always best to watch out for Pot holes, Sink holes, and those other Holes!
Robert AKA: EEEEZY
You can't get us confused. I'm also "Nice", but NYYYCE is NEVER "Easy"!