Date registered: Aug 2012
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What is shift range?
I have a new automatic C220cdi coupe and the manual mentions shift ranges but only says shift ranges 1 to 3 exist even though the auto has 7 gears, so if driving at speed in 'D' and pull the left hand paddle (D-) that would take me from say 6 to 5 so I do not understand why only 1 to 3 are listed?
Is it saying that when I start to do a downhill journey I should keep pulling the paddel D- until I see a 1, 2 or 3 in the multifunction display? and because I used the paddle that the car will not go above that gear but can go down?
And if so, I would have thought that this would happen in any gear not just the first 3.
In other words is the 'shift range' different to the drive gear? so in D, then a single D- operation would give me 5 in the display not a 1,2 or 3 and if so where do I see the 1,2 or 3?