I notice it sometimes on my 2014 E350 also... a firm, hard downshift. Dealer said it is normal??
The dealer said "within normal limits" -- but it is my opinion that most people with this 7spd tranny either a) aren't as sensitive as I am to these shifts, or b) don't have them, and we're the outliers.I notice it sometimes on my 2014 E350 also... a firm, hard downshift. Dealer said it is normal??
I haven't had the luck of testing it out yet!! But yeah, I too was told that the CLA has the DSG. It's too bad the one on the lot had sold already; I wanted to give it a shot.That 9g should prove to be interesting.
The one that really impressed me was the DSG setup on the AMG SLS I got to drive over the summer at a track. It was so quick to shift it felt nothing like any other MB trans.
Oddly enough the CLA is going to get a DSG setup. I wish MB would put it in all the cars.
I'm trying to get in a test drive in a CLA250, which has the DSG, but there are none on the lot. Hopefully sometime this week I can get in and test it out.The C300 loaner I have today happens to have a very silky smooth 7-spd tranny .. nothing is perceived up or down shifting. A loaner I had a couple weeks ago, same model, had a rougher shifting pattern.
Would love a silky smooth shifting tranny like the W222 S-class...
When I watched a youtube video of the CLA45 -- the DSG tranny was loud -- you could hear a "pop" during every shift .. is that inherent to the DSG? I wouldn't like that for a daily driver.
Just keep pushing their buttons and showing that the problem is persisting; that's pretty much the only way to do it these days if you're dealing with a dealer who's doing the bare minimum.3 days and I have yet to hear from the dealership, will call them today to get an update.
At what point does a dealership call Mercedes "corporate" or the mechanics above the shop foreman to get advice on a problem?
Let us know what happens with that software update. Kind of interesting it would end up being a software thing and not a mechanical thing (another reason why I really prefer my old cars, where it's JUST mechanical!! No software issues to take into account!).Thanks Vai,
Waiting for dealer to return my voicemail, other 2k14 owners have been PMing me or posting they have a similar issue (not many, but some)
shop foreman and I spoke: there is a NEW 2014 software update fresh off the presses for the 2k14 E350/550 for this particular transmission issue. I did not ask (but will later) about the TSB # or software item number -- will update you all with that once I receive my car in normal driving condition. They completely recognized that this is NOT normal and not typical of mb transmissions, and should NOT be happening. Contrary to what others have been told (per my PM conversations) by their dealerships. The transmission, as most of you have mentioned, should up and down shift buttery smooth, cold or warm start, every time.
Also, my steering column was making a creaking noise with minute degrees of rotation, but was very fluid and quiet with quick movements -- foreman said a part is on order for the steering rack and this is designed to solve this particular, known issue.