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Operating modes

Note

If you edit a number before calling, it will
not be saved in the phonebook but only
used for the call.

Short messages (SMS) menu

3

 Not available for model: Media System Colour

Fig. 227 

Short messages (SMS) menu.

Fig. 228 

Overview of possible function buttons

in submenus.

Requirements

To receive, view and send short messages
(SMS) via the infotainment system, the mobile
phone connected to the infotainment system

must

 be compatible with the 

MAP

››› 

page 227

 Bluetooth® profile.

Due to the large number of different Blue-
tooth devices on the market, it cannot be
guaranteed that all of the functions will be
executed.

Opening the short messages (SMS) menu

Press the 

SMS 

 function button from the

TELEPHONE

 main menu.

Function buttons

A

Indicates the selected menu.

: To return to the short message (SMS) menu

››› 

Fig. 227

.

1

New SMS

: To write and send an SMS.

2

Inbox

: To open the received SMS folder.

3

Sent

: To open the sent SMS folder.

4

Outbox

: To open the outbox folder. SMS mes-

sages that have not been sent are stored here.

5

Drafts

: To open the Drafts folder. SMSs stored

as drafts are saved here.

6

Open the 

Templates

 menu: To select a text

template from the list.

During route guidance, a template is prepared
with the current destination (

I am on my

way to <...> <...>

).

To return to the main 

PHONE

 menu.

Possible submenu function buttons

The number of functions available depends on the
mobile phone that is connected.

Function buttons

7

For the voice control system to read the text of

the SMS.

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235

Infotainment system

Function buttons

8

Open the 

Options

 menu.

Reply with template

: To select a text template

from a list.

Show numbers

: The telephone numbers that

are included in the message are displayed.

9

To forward an SMS.

10

To reply to an incoming SMS.

11

The text is saved as a draft and can be sent lat-

er.

12

Open the 

Templates

 menu: To select a text

template from the list, see also 

6

.

13

To open the number pad 

 and enter a tele-

phone number.

OR:

 To select a recipient from the contacts list.

14

To add more recipients by entering a telephone
number or contacts list.

15

To send an SMS.

16

To delete an SMS.

17

To open the number pad 

 and enter a tele-

phone number.

Calls Menu (call lists)

Fig. 229 

Calls Menu (list of calls).

If a telephone number is stored as a contact,
the stored name is displayed on the call list
instead of the number.

If an image is assigned to the contact, it can
be displayed on the call list next to the name

››› 

page 237

.

Open the 

Calls

 menu

Press the 

Calls 

 function button to open

the 

Calls

 menu.

Press function button 

 

››› 

Fig. 229 

1

.

Select the desired call list: 

All

Missed calls

,

Dialled numbers

 or 

Received calls

.

Possible displays in the Calls menu

Display: Meaning

Missed calls

: Displays the numbers of

missed and unanswered calls.

Dialled numbers

: Indicates the numbers di-

alled on the mobile telephone and on the
Infotainment system telephone manage-
ment system.

Received calls

: Indicates the numbers of the

calls received on the mobile telephone and

on the Infotainment system telephone

management system.

The stored prefix is placed before the

phone number automatically and the con-
nection is started. Also see 

››› 

page 232,

Enter telephone number menu

.

a)

Opening the detailed view of a contact. All
the telephone numbers are displayed in the
detailed view, and where applicable, the

address recorded for the contact in ques-
tion.

The phone number is copied to the 

Enter

phone number

 menu 

››› 

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.

a)

Not available for the Media System Colour model.

Note

The availability of the call lists will depend
on the mobile phone used.

236

Operating modes

Quick dial keys

Fig. 230 

PHONE main menu.

The speed dial keys 

››› 

Fig. 230

 

1

 can be

assigned a telephone number from the
phone book.

If a photo is assigned to the name stored in
the phone book, it can be displayed on the
speed dial key 

››› 

page 237

1)

.

All

 speed dial keys have to be manually edi-

ted and will be assigned to a user profile. Up
to 12 contacts can be added to the speed di-
al keys.

Assign the speed dial keys

In the main 

Telephone

 menu, press a 

free

speed dial key.

Select the desired contact from the list. If

the selected contact has several phone num-
bers, select the number you want.

Edit assigned speed dial keys

Press and hold

 an 

occupied

 speed dial key

in the 

Telephone

 main menu until the 

Con-

tacts

 menu opens.

Select the desired contact from the list. If

the selected contact has several phone num-
bers, select the number you want.

Delete assigned speed dial keys

The phone numbers stored in the speed di-

al buttons can be deleted in the menu 

User

profile settings > Manage favourites

››› 

page 238

.

Make a call with a speed dial button

Briefly press

 an 

assigned

 speed dial key in

the 

Telephone

 main menu to call the tele-

phone number stored in it.

Note

The contacts stored in the speed dial keys
are NOT updated automatically. If a con-
tact stored on a speed dial key is modified
on the mobile phone, the speed dial key
must be assigned again.

Phone settings

In the 

Telephone

 main menu, press the

Settings 

function button.

Function buttons

Private mode

: Private mode can only be activated

during an active call. When private mode is disabled
(by default), the call’s audio is managed through the
vehicle. When private mode is activated, call audio is
managed through the mobile phone.

Select mobile phone

: From the list, select the mobile

phone to be connected to the hands-free profile with

the infotainment system.

OR:

 Press 

Find telephone

 to connect a new mobile

phone.

Bluetooth®

: Opens the menu 

Bluetooth® set-

tings

 

››› 

page 238

.

User profile

: Open the 

User profile settings

menu 

››› 

page 238

.

Note

Some telephones require a restart to down-
load the last added contacts again.

1)

Not available for the Media System Colour

model.

237

Infotainment system

Bluetooth® settings

In the 

Telephone

 main menu, press the

Settings 

function button.

OR:

 Press the infotainment 



 button.

Next, press the 

Bluetooth

 function button.

Function buttons

Bluetooth®

: Press to deactivate Bluetooth®. All active

connections are disconnected.

Visibility

: Activating and deactivating Bluetooth® vis-

ibility.

 

Visible

: Bluetooth® visibility is active.

 

Hidden

: Bluetooth® visibility is deactivated.

Bluetooth® visibility must be active for external

pairing of a Bluetooth® device with the infotain-
ment system. When a Bluetooth® audio device
is active and playing, visibility is automatically

set to 

Hidden

.

Forename

: Display or change the Bluetooth® name

of the infotainment system. This will be the name
shown to other Bluetooth® devices.

Paired devices

: Viewing paired devices. To disconnect

and connect Bluetooth® devices and Bluetooth®
profiles.

Find devices

: Search for visible Bluetooth® devices

that are within range of the infotainment system. The

maximum

 range is approx. 

10 meters

.

Bluetooth® Audio (A2DP/AVRCP)

: If an external audio

source is to be connected to the infotainment system

via Bluetooth®, this function must be active

››› 

page 212

.

User profile settings

In the 

Telephone

 main menu, press the

Settings 

 function button and then press the

User profile

 function button.

Function buttons

Manage favourites

: Edit the speed dial keys.

 

Delete all

: All favourites are deleted.

 

Occupied speed dial key

: Press to delete the

stored number.

 

Free speed dial key

: Press to save a phone

book number on the speed dial key.

Mailbox number

: To enter or change the voice mailbox

number.

Prefix

: To enter the prefix that must be prefixed to the

entered number 

››› 

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.

Sort by

: To set the order of appearance of the phone

book entries (

Forname

 and 

Surname

 or vice versa).

Import contacts

: Press to import the phone book of the

connected telephone or to update the imported
phone book.

Delete other user profiles

: To delete all non-active user

profiles or just one of them.

Select ring tone

a)

: To select a ring tone from a list of

preset melodies (tones). The selected ring tone is
played and set when leaving the sub-menu.

Function buttons

Reminder: remember your mobile phone

: If a Bluetooth®

connection is active with a mobile phone, the mes-
sage “

Do not forget your mobile phone

is displayed when the ignition is switched off.

Show pictures for contacts

a)

: If the contacts in the

phone book have been saved with a photo, it can be
displayed on the speed dial keys, call lists and
phone book

b)

.

a)

Depending on the mobile phone.

b)

Not available for the Media System Colour model.

Note

Some telephones require a restart to down-
load the last added contacts again.

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Operating modes

Multimedia

USB/AUX-IN input

Fig. 231 

Centre front armrest: USB/AUX-IN in-

put.

Depending on the special characteristics and
the country, the vehicle may have a
USB/AUX-IN port.

The USB/AUX-IN port can be found in the
storage compartment area of the centre
console 

››› 

Fig. 231

.

Convenience phone system

Fig. 232 

The phone holder used for connect-

ing the mobile phone to the car aerial is loca-

ted in the front centre armrest.

Comfort phone service with connection to
the aerial of the vehicle is available for mobile
phone standards GSM 900, GSM 1800 and
UMTS 2100.

If there is a mobile phone connected to the
telephone management system through the
Bluetooth® 

››› 

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 Hands-Free-Profile

(

HFP

), you can make phone calls with the

hands-free system.

For the connection to the aerial of the vehicle,
the mobile phone must be on the lodging sur-
face 

››› 

Fig. 232 

1

.

If the mobile phone does 

not

 connect, take

into account the instructions to use a mobile
telephone in the vehicle without connection
to the external antenna 

››› 

page 346

.

The location of the mobile phone lodging sur-
face to use the comfort phone service de-
pends on the vehicle in question.

Special characteristics

Take into consideration the following aspects
in order not to hinder the connection of the
phone to the aerial of the vehicle.

The dimensions of the mobile phone must

not exceed 120 x 67 mm.

Only one mobile phone can be placed on

the lodging surface 

1

.

Place the mobile phone without a protec-

tion cover or case on the lodging surface.

Do not place metallic objects (e.g. keys,

coins, etc.) on the lodging surface.

Connection to the external antenna of the
car

Take into account the particular characteris-
tics to connect to the external antenna of the
vehicle.

If necessary, open the armrest.

Place the mobile phone on the lodging sur-

face 

1

 (the rear part of the mobile phone

must rest on the lodging surface).

If the mobile phone has been placed correct-
ly, the antenna of the mobile phone will auto-
matically connect to the external antenna of
the vehicle.

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239

Infotainment system

An additional antenna amplifier guarantees
the quality of the connection.

USB Port 

Depending on the features, there may be a
USB port 

 in the lodging surface area in

which USB devices can be charged (e.g. mo-
bile phones or Media players).

The 

maximum

 charging capacity is 1.6 A.

Depending on the features, the USB devices
connected can also be used as audio sour-
ces 

››› 

page 203

.

Connect the desired USB device via a ca-

ble compatible with the USB port 

.

The charging process is automatically inter-
rupted when turning off the ignition or taking
the key off the ignition.

Compatible charging cables can be pur-
chased from SEAT dealers.

240

Start and driving

Driving

Start and driving

Starting and stopping the
engine

Ignition lock

Fig. 233 

Ignition key positions.

Key positions 

››› 

Fig. 233

Ignition off. Key can be removed from the
vehicle.
Ignition is switched on.
Starting the engine.

Locking and unlocking the steering wheel

Lock the steering wheel: remove the key

from the ignition and turn the wheel until it

1

2

3

locks. Depending on the country, in vehicles
with automatic transmission, in order to re-
move the key, move the gear shift to the 

P

 po-

sition. If necessary, press the gear shift block-
ing key and release it.

Unlock the steering wheel: put the key into

the ignition and turn it at the same time as the
steering wheel in the direction indicated by
the arrow. If it is not possible to turn the steer-
ing wheel, it may be because it is locked.

Start-Stop system

If the vehicle is stopped and the Start-Stop
system switches off the engine, the ignition
remains switched on.

Automatic transmission:

 before leaving the

vehicle, make sure that the ignition is switch-
ed off and the selector lever is in position 

P

.

WARNING

Always remove the key from the ignition

when leaving the vehicle, even if only for a
short period. This is especially important if
children or disabled people are left alone
in the vehicle. They could accidentally
start the engine or operate electrical
equipment, resulting in an accident.

The ignition key must NOT be removed

from the lock until the vehicle comes to a
standstill. Otherwise, the steering could be
immediately blocked- Risk of accident!

Note

If it is difficult to turn the ignition key to

the position 

2

, move the steering wheel to

both sides to release the steering lock.

If the vehicle battery is disconnected and

reconnected, the key must remain in the
position 

2

 for around 5 seconds before

starting up.

Vehicles with automatic transmission,de-

pending on the country, after switching off
the ignition, you can only remove the igni-
tion key if the selector lever is in position
“P” (parking lock). Next, the selector lever
is locked.

Ignition and start button

Fig. 234 

In the centre console: Start button of

the Keyless Access locking and starting sys-

tem. The layout in right-hand drive vehicles is

symmetrical.

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241

Driving

The engine can be started with a start button
(Press & Drive). To do so, there must be a valid
key inside the vehicle in the area of the front
or rear seats, or on the centre console.

In vehicles with the Keyless Access

››› 

page 95

system, the engine can also be

started with the key in the luggage compart-
ment.

Opening the driver's door 

when exiting the

vehicle

 activates the electronic lock on the

steering column if the ignition is disabled.

Switching the ignition on/off manually

If you only want to switch on the ignition
(without starting the engine), briefly press the
start button once 

without pressing

 the brake

pedal or the clutch pedal 

››› 

.

Automatic ignition disconnection

If the driver leaves the vehicle, taking the key
with them but leaving the ignition on, the igni-
tion does not switch off automatically. The ig-
nition is switched off by pressing the lock but-
ton on the remote control 

 or by pressing

the sensor surface on the door lever

››› 

Fig. 92

.

Automatic deactivation of the ignition on
vehicles with the Start-Stop system

The ignition is switched off automatically
when the vehicle is stopped and the auto-
matic engine shutdown is active, if:

The driver's seat belt is not fastened,

the driver does not step on any pedal,

the driver door is opened.

After automatically turning off the ignition, if
the dipped beam  

 is on, the side light re-

mains on for approx. 30 minutes (if there is
enough charge in the battery). If the driver
locks the vehicle or manually turns off the
light, the side light goes out.

Engine restart feature

If no key is detected inside the vehicle after
the engine stops, you will only have 5 sec-
onds to restart it. A warning will display on the
dash panel screen.

After this interval, it will not be possible to
start the engine without a valid key inside the
vehicle.

WARNING

When switching on the ignition, 

do not

press the brake or clutch pedal, otherwise
the engine could start immediately.

WARNING

If vehicle keys are used negligently or with-
out due care, this may cause accidents and
serious injury.

Never leave any key inside the vehicle

when you leave it. Otherwise, a child or un-
authorised person could lock the vehicle,

start the engine or connect the ignition and
operate any of the electrical equipment.

Note

Before leaving the vehicle, always dis-

connect the ignition and, if appropriate,
take into account the instructions on the
screen of the dash panel.

If the vehicle is stationary for a long time

with the engine off and the ignition on, the
vehicle battery might be discharged and it
might not be possible to start the engine.

If during the STOP phase you press the



 



 



 button, the ignition is switch-

ed off and the button flashes.

If the indication is displayed on the in-

strument panel display “Start-Stop system
deactivated: Start the engine manually”;
the 



 



 



 button will flash.

Starting the engine

Before starting the engine

Vehicles with manual gearboxes:

 put the

gear lever in neutral, press the clutch pedal
and keep it in this position until the engine
starts.

Vehicles with automatic transmission:

 put

the lever in position 

P

 or 

N

.

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Start and driving

Vehicles with ignition locks

Turn the key to position 

››› 

Fig. 233 

2

.

Keep turning the key to position

››› 

Fig. 233 

3

 without stepping on the accel-

erator.

Once the engine starts, release the key.

When it is released, the key returns to position

2

.

If the engine does not start, stop and wait

for around 1 minute to try again.

Vehicles with start buttons

Press and hold the brake pedal until the en-

gine starts.

Press the starter button 

››› 

Fig. 234

; do not

press the accelerator. There needs to be a
valid key inside the vehicle for the engine to
start.

Once the engine starts, release the start-up

button.

If the engine does not start, stop and wait

for around 1 minute to try again. If necessary,
perform an emergency start 

››› 

page 244

.

WARNING

Do not keep the engine running in confined
spaces, as there is a danger of poisoning.

The exhaust gases contain carbon mon-

oxide, an odourless and colourless poison-
ous gas that can cause loss of conscious-
ness and death.

WARNING

Do not get out of the vehicle with the en-
gine running, especially if a gear is engag-
ed. The vehicle could then suddenly move
or something strange could happen that
would cause damage, fire or serious injury.

WARNING

Never use cold start sprays, they could ex-
plode or cause the engine to run at high
revs. Doing this risks injury.

CAUTION

The starter motor or the engine may be

damaged if you try to start the engine while
driving or if you restart it immediately after
switching it off.

When the engine is cold, you should

avoid high engine speeds, driving at full
throttle and over-loading the engine. Risk
of engine damage.

For the sake of the environment

Do not warm-up the engine by running the
engine with the vehicle stationary. Start off
immediately, driving gently. This helps the
engine reach operating temperature faster
and reduces emissions.

Note

Electrical components with a high power

consumption are switched off temporarily
when the engine starts.

When starting with a cold engine, noise

levels may briefly increase. This is quite
normal, and no cause for concern.

Turning off the engine

Bring the vehicle to a full stop 

››› 

.

With manual transmission, press the clutch

all the way down. If the vehicle is automatic,
set the selector lever to the 

P

 position.

Apply the electronic parking brake.

Vehicles with ignition locks:

 Turn the key to

position 

››› 

Fig. 233

 

1

.

Vehicles with start buttons:

 Briefly press the

start-up button 

››› 

Fig. 234

.

Emergency disconnection

If the engine does not switch off after briefly
pressing the starter button, an emergency
disconnect will be required:

Press the starter button twice within 3 sec-

onds or press it once for more than 1 sec-
ond 

››› 

 in Ignition and start button on

page 242

.

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243

Driving

WARNING

Never switch off the engine while the vehi-
cle is moving. This could cause loss of con-
trol of the vehicle, accidents and serious in-
jury.

The airbags and belt tensioners do not

work when the ignition is switched off.

The brake servo does not work with the

engine off. Therefore, you need to press the
break pedal harder to brake the vehicle.

Power steering does not work when the

engine is not running. You need more
strength to steer when the engine is switch-
ed off.

If the ignition is switched off, the steering

column could be locked, making it impossi-
ble to control the vehicle.

Never remove the key from the ignition if

the vehicle is in motion. Otherwise, the
steering could suddenly lock, making it im-
possible to steer the vehicle: risk of acci-
dent!

WARNING

Always take the key with you when you
leave the vehicle. This is particularly impor-
tant if there are children in the vehicle, as
they might otherwise be able to start the
engine or use power-operated equipment
(e.g. the electric windows), which could
cause injuries.

CAUTION

If the vehicle is stopped and the Start-

Stop system switches off the engine, the ig-
nition remains switched on. Make sure that
the ignition is switched off before leaving
the vehicle, otherwise the battery could
discharge.

If the engine has been driven at high

speed for a prolonged period of time, it
may overheat when turned off. To avoid en-
gine damage, allow the engine to run for
approximately two minutes in neutral be-
fore switching it off.

Note

After the engine is switched off the radiator
fan may run on for up to 10 minutes, even if
the ignition is switched off. It is also possi-
ble that the fan turns itself on once more if
the coolant temperature increases due to
the heat accumulated in the engine com-
partment or due to its prolonged exposure
to solar radiation.

Electronic immobilizer

The electronic immobiliser prevents unau-
thorised persons from driving the vehicle.

Inside the key there is a chip that deactivates
the electronic immobiliser automatically
when the key is inserted into the ignition.

The electronic immobiliser will be activated
again automatically as soon as you pull the
key out of the ignition lock. For vehicles with
the “Keyless Access” system, the key has to
be outside the vehicle.

If the following message is shown on the in-
strument panel display: 

SAFE

 or 

Immobilis-

er active

, it is not possible to start the vehi-

cle.

The engine can only be started using a genu-
ine SEAT key with its correct code.

Note

A perfect operation of the vehicle is ensur-
ed if genuine SEAT keys are used.

Emergency starting function

Fig. 235 

Emergency ignition in vehicles with

Keyless Access.

244

Start and driving

If no valid key is detected inside the vehicle,
an emergency start-up will be required. The
relevant message will appear in the dash
panel display. This may happen when, for ex-
ample, the vehicle key battery is very low:

Immediately after pushing the starter but-

ton, keep the key next to the right trim of the
steering column 

››› 

Fig. 235

, as close as pos-

sible to the 

Kessy

 logo.

The ignition connects and the engine starts

automatically.

Start-Stop system

Control lamps

It lights up

The Start-Stop system is available, the automatic en-
gine shutdown is active.

It lights up

The Start-Stop system is not available or has been
disconnected.

Description and operation

The Start-Stop system helps you to save fuel
and reduce CO

2

 emissions.

In Start-Stop mode, the engine will automati-
cally switch off when the vehicle stops or is
stopping. The ignition remains switched on.
The engine automatically switches back on
when required.

When the ignition is switched on, the Start-
Stop function is automatically activated.

Vehicles with a manual gearbox

When the vehicle is at a standstill, leave it in

neutral and take your foot off the clutch. The
engine switches off.

Simply depress the clutch pedal to move

off again.

Vehicles with an automatic gearbox

Brake until the vehicle has come to a stand-

still, and keep your foot on the brake pedal or
activate the Auto Hold system so that the ve-
hicle remains braked. The engine will switch
off. The warning lamp 

 will appear in the

display. The engine can be stopped before
stopping completely (approximately 7 or 2
km/h depending on the vehicle's gearbox).

When you take your foot off the brake ped-

al the engine will start up again. The warning
lamp will switch off. In vehicles with the Auto
Hold system, when the system is active, the
engine will not start if you remove your foot
from the brake pedal. The car starts when
you press the accelerator pedal.

Basic requirements for the Start-Stop
mode

The driver door must be closed.

The driver's seat belt must be fastened.

The bonnet must be closed.

The engine has reached operating temper-

ature.

The reverse gear must not be engaged.

The vehicle must not be on a very steep

slope.

The engine does not turn off for various
reasons

Before stopping the vehicle, the system veri-
fies whether certain conditions are met. The
engine 

does not

 switch off, in the following

situations for example:

The engine has not yet reached the re-

quired temperature for the Start-Stop mode.

The temperature selected on the climate

control has not been reached.

The interior temperature is very high/low.

Defrost function button activated

››› 

page 161

.

Park assist is switched on.

The battery is very low.

The steering wheel is overly turned or is be-

ing turned.

If there is a danger of misting.

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245

Driving

After engaging reverse gear.

In case of a very steep gradient.

 is displayed on the instrument cluster

screen; it is also displayed in the driver infor-
mation system, 

.

The engine starts by itself

When stopped, the normal system mode may
be interrupted in the following situations. The
engine restarts by itself without involvement
from the driver.

The interior temperature differs from the

temperature selected on the climate control.

Defrost function button activated

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The brake has been pressed several times

consecutively.

The battery is too low.

High power consumption.

Additional information related to the auto-
matic gearbox

The engine stops when the selector lever is in
the positions 

P

D

N

 and 

S

 in addition to when

in Tiptronic mode. With the selector lever in 

P

,

the engine will also remain switched off when
you take your foot off the brake pedal. In or-
der to start the engine up again the accelera-
tor must be pressed, or another gear engag-
ed or the brake released.

If the selector lever is placed in 

R

 while stop-

ped, the engine will start up again.

Change from 

D

 to 

P

 to prevent the engine

from accidentally starting when passing
through R.

Additional information about vehicles with
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

In vehicles with ACC function, the engine will
start up again in certain operating conditions
if the radar sensor detects that the vehicle
ahead drives off again.

WARNING

Never switch the engine off until the vehi-

cle is stationary. The operation of the brake
and steering will not be fully guaranteed.
More force will be needed to turn the steer-
ing wheel or to brake. You could suffer an
accident and even serious injuries.

To avoid injury, make sure that the Start-

Stop system is switched off when working
in the engine compartment 

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.

CAUTION

The Start-Stop system must always be
switched off when driving through flooded
areas 

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.

Note

In vehicles with an automatic gearbox,

you can control whether the engine should

switch off or not by reducing or increasing
the brake force applied. While the vehicle
remains stopped, the engine will not stop if
the brake pedal is slightly pressed, in traffic
jams with frequent stopping and starting
for example. As soon as strong pressure is
applied to the brake pedal, the engine will
stop.

When stopped, the brake pedal must be

kept pressed to ensure that the vehicle
does not move.

If the engine “stalls” with a manual gear-

box, it can be directly started up again by
immediately pressing the clutch pedal.

With an automatic gearbox, if the lever is

placed in position D, N or S after engaging
reverse gear, 10 km/h (6 mph) in a forwards
direction must be reached for the system to
be in a status to stop the engine.

246

Start and driving

Manually connecting and discon-
necting the Start-Stop system

Fig. 236 

Detailed view of the centre console:

Start-stop operation button.

If you do not wish to use the system, you can
switch it off manually.

To manually switch on/off the Start-Stop

system, press the 

 button 

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Fig. 236

.

The button will light up when the Start-Stop
function is switched off.

Note

The system switches on every time the en-
gine is turned off voluntarily.

Manual gearbox

Changing gears

Fig. 237 

Gear shift pattern of a 6-speed man-

ual gearbox

The position of the gears is indicated on the
gearbox lever 

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Fig. 237

.

Press the clutch pedal and keep your foot

right down.

Move the gearbox lever to the required po-

sition.

Release the clutch.

Selecting reverse gear

Engage reverse gear only when the vehicle is
stopped.

Press the clutch pedal and keep your foot

right down.

With the gearbox lever in neutral, push it

downwards, move it to the left as far as it will
go and then forwards to select reverse

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Fig. 237

 

R

.

Release the clutch.

Changing down gears

While driving, changing down a gear must al-
ways be done gradually, i.e. to the gear di-
rectly below and when the engine speed is
not too high 

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. Changing down while by-

passing one or various gears at high speeds
or at high engine speeds can damage the
clutch and the gearbox, even if the clutch
pedal remains depressed 

››› 

.

WARNING

When the engine is running, the vehicle will
start to move as soon as a gear is engaged
and the clutch released. This also happens
if the electronic parking brake is switched
on.

Never engage reverse gear when the ve-

hicle is moving.

WARNING

If the gear is changed down inappropriate-
ly by selecting a gear that is too low, you
may lose control of the vehicle, causing an
accident and serious injuries.

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Driving

CAUTION

When travelling at high speeds or at high
engine speeds, selecting a gear that is too
low can cause considerable damage to the
clutch and the gearbox. This can also oc-
cur if the clutch pedal is pressed and held
and it does not engage.

CAUTION

To prevent damage and avoid premature
wear, please observe the following:

Do not rest your hand on the gear lever

while driving. The pressure applied by your
hand is transmitted to the gearbox selector
forks.

Do not leave your foot on the clutch ped-

al; although the pressure may seem insig-
nificant, it can cause the premature wear of
the clutch plate. Use the foot rest when you
do not need to change gear.

Always ensure that the vehicle is com-

pletely stopped before engaging the re-
verse gear.

Always press the clutch to the floor when

changing gears.

Never hold the vehicle “on the clutch” on

hills with the engine on.

Automatic gearbox/DSG au-
tomatic gearbox

Introduction

Your vehicle is equipped with an electronical-
ly controlled manual gearbox. Torque be-
tween the engine and the gearbox is trans-
mitted via two independent clutches. They
replace the torque converter found on con-
ventional automatic gearboxes and allow for
smooth, uninterrupted acceleration of the ve-
hicle.

The 

Tiptronic

 system allows the driver to

change gears 

manually

 

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page 250,

Changing gear in Tiptronic mode

.

Control lamps

It lights up green

The brake is not pressed.
To select a gear range, press the brake pedal.

Flashes green

The selector lever locking button is not engaged.
The vehicle is prevented from moving forwards. En-
gage the selector lever lock.

Selector lever positions

Fig. 238 

Automatic gearbox selector lever with

locking button (arrow)

When the ignition is on, the current position of
the selector lever is shown on the instrument
panel.

 – Parking lock

When the lever is put in this position, the drive
wheels are locked. The lever must only be put
in 

P

 when the vehicle is 

stationary

 

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.

To put the lever in 

P

 or take it out of 

P

 , the

locking button must be pressed and held and
the brake pedal pressed simultaneously.

 – Reverse gear

Reverse gear must be engaged only when
the vehicle is 

stationary

 and the engine is

idling 

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.

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Start and driving

To move the lever to position 

R

, the lock but-

ton must be pressed and held while pressing
the brake pedal at the same time. The reverse
lights come on when the lever is in the 

R

 posi-

tion with the ignition on.

 – Neutral

With the lever in this position, the gear is in
neutral.

Press the brake pedal to move the lever from

N

 to 

D/S

 when the vehicle is stationary or at

speeds below 3 km/h (2 mph) 

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.

 - Standard forward driving position (nor-

mal programme)

The gears are changed (up and down) auto-
matically. The gear shifts are determined by
the engine load, your individual driving style
and the speed of the vehicle.

 - Standard forward driving position

(sports programme)

The shift up to a higher gear is automatically

delayed

 and the shift down is 

faster

 with re-

spect to the 

D

 range of gears, to take full ad-

vantage of the engine power. The gear shifts
are determined by the engine load, your indi-
vidual driving style and the speed of the vehi-
cle.

Selector lever lock

In 

P

 or 

N

, the lever lock prevents a gear range

from being engaged, and prevents the vehi-
cle from moving off accidentally.

To release the gear lever lock, press and hold
the brake pedal with the ignition on. At the
same time, press the lever lock in the direc-
tion of the arrow 

››› 

Fig. 238

.

The lever is not locked if it is moved quickly
through position 

N

 (e.g. when shifting from R

to 

D

). This makes it possible, for instance, to

“rock the vehicle backwards and forwards” if
it is stuck in snow or mud. The lever lock en-
gages automatically if the brake pedal is not
pressed and the lever is in position 

N

 for more

than about one second at a speed of less
than 5 km/h (3 mph).

In vehicles with a DSG® automatic gearbox,
on rare occasions the lever lock may not en-
gage. In this case, the transmission is locked
to prevent the vehicle from moving acciden-
tally. The green control light 

 flashes and

an information text is displayed. Proceed as
follows to engage the lever lock:

Press the brake pedal and then release.

Safety interlock for ignition key

Once the ignition has been turned off, the key
may be removed only if the gear selector is in
position 

P

. While the key is not in the ignition,

the selector lever is locked in position 

P

.

WARNING

Take care not to press the accelerator

pedal when the vehicle is stopped. The ve-
hicle could start moving immediately (in
some cases even if the parking brake is en-
gaged) resulting in the risk of an accident.

Never move the lever to R or P when driv-

ing. Failure to follow this instruction could
result in an accident or failure.

With lever in any position (except P), the

foot brake must be pushed down whenever
the engine is running. This is because an
automatic gearbox still transmits power
even at idling speed.

While you are selecting a gear and the

vehicle is stopped with the engine running,
do not accelerate. Failure to follow this in-
struction could result in an accident.

As a driver you should never leave your

vehicle if the engine is running and a gear is
engaged. Switch on the electronic parking
brake and select the parking lock (P).

Note

If the lever is moved accidentally to N

when driving, release the accelerator and
let the engine speed drop to idling before
selecting gear range D or S again.

Should the power supply to the lever be

interrupted in position P, it will not be possi-
ble to move the lever. If this should happen
the manual release can be used

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Driving

Note

Despite a gear being engaged, the vehi-

cle does not move forwards or back. Pro-
ceed to the next mode:

When the vehicle does not move in the
required direction, the system may not
have the gear range correctly engag-
ed. Press the brake pedal and engage
the gear range again.

If the vehicle still does not move in the
required direction, there is a system
malfunction. Seek specialist assistance
and have the system checked.

Changing gear in Tiptronic mode

Fig. 239 

Selector lever in Tiptronic position

(left-hand drive vehicles). The lay-out in right-

hand drive vehicles is symmetrically opposed.

Fig. 240 

Steering wheel with two paddle shifts

for Tiptronic

Tiptronic gives the driver the option to
change gears manually.

When you change to the Tiptronic pro-
gramme, the vehicle remains in the currently
selected gear. This is possible as long as the
system is not changing gear automatically
due to a traffic situation.

Using Tiptronic with the selector lever

It is possible to change to Tiptronic mode,
both when the vehicle is stopped and while
driving.

Press the selector lever from position 

D

 to

the right into the Tiptronic selector gate.

Push the lever forwards 

+

 or backwards 

to move up or down a gear 

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Fig. 239

.

To exit Tiptronic mode, move the lever to the

left.

Using Tiptronic with the steering wheel
paddles

In 

D

 or 

S

, move the steering wheel paddle

shifts 

››› 

Fig. 240

.

Press the gearshift paddle 

+

 to select a

higher gear 

››› 

Fig. 240

.

Press the gearshift paddle 

 to select a

lower gear.

To exit the Tiptronic mode, pull the right-

hand lever towards the steering wheel for ap-
proximately 1 second or move the lever to the
left.

If the paddles are not operated for some time
and the lever is not in the Tiptronic selection
position, it will automatically exit from Tip-
tronic mode.

CAUTION

When accelerating, if a higher gear is not

selected, it will automatically change
shortly before reaching the maximum per-
mitted RPM.

Also, if a lower gear is selected, the sys-

tem will not change until it detects that the
engine will not reach its maximum RPM.

Driving with an automatic gearbox

The gearbox changes gear ratios automati-
cally as the vehicle moves.

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