Depress the foot brake and move the
selector lever to A, + or -. The
transmission is in automatic mode
and first gear is engaged. If R is
selected, reverse gear is engaged.
brake is released.
foot brake, accelerate immediately
after engaging a gear.
brake pedal are depressed, no gear
is engaged and A or R flashes for
a brief time in the display.
Stopping the vehicle
In A, first gear is engaged and the
clutch is released when the vehicle is
stopped. In R, reverse gear remains
When driving downhill, the manual
transmission automated does not
shift into higher gears until a fairly
high engine speed has been reached.
It shifts down in good time when
To utilise the engine braking effect,
select a lower gear in good time when
Rocking the vehicle
Rocking the vehicle is only
permissible if the vehicle is stuck in
sand, mud or snow. Move the selector
lever between R and A in a repeat
pattern. Do not race the engine and
avoid sudden acceleration.
Apply the parking brake. The most
recently engaged gear (see
transmission display) remains
engaged. With N, no gear is engaged.
transmission no longer responds to
movement of the selector lever.
If a higher gear is selected when the
engine speed is too low, or a lower
gear when the speed is too high, the
shift is not executed. This prevents
the engine from running at too low or
too high an engine speed.
transmission automatically shifts to
a lower gear.
transmission only switches to a higher
gear via kickdown.
mode, the transmission switches to
manual mode and shifts accordingly.
■ Following a cold start, the operating
temperature programme increases
engine speed to quickly bring the
catalytic converter to the required