Benefits of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Column Shifter

April 26th, 2017 by

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Column Shifter

Driving a new vehicle can be confusing for many reasons, especially if it has an unusual or confusing shifter. Consumer Reports recently released a report on how some shifters on automatic cars have become more and more confusing for drivers. In the report, it commended Mercedes-Benz for its column shifter in the 2017 E-Class and highlighted a few benefits column shifters offer.

Perks of Mercedes-Benz Column Shifters

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Column Shifter
Quick Shifting

Perhaps the greatest advantage of having a column shifter is how quickly you can switch gears. Rather than requiring entire arm movements, all you need is a firm nudge to get your car into Drive. Although this might seem strange at first, it’s actually very convenient, especially while doing three-point turns. Not to mention, you can switch gears without taking your hands off the wheel.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Column Shifter
Simplified Interior Design

Removing the bulky PRNDL shifter from the center console and replacing it with a sleek shifter in the steering column opens up a lot of space for other features or storage. With a column shifter, for instance, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers a more simplified, less crowded cockpit for an improved experience behind the wheel.

How to Use the Column Shifter in the 2017 E-Class

The column shifter on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is extremely easy to use. To put your car into Drive, pull the lever up past the point of resistance. To put it into Reverse, push the lever down past the point of resistance. To put it into Neutral, pull the lever up slightly, stopping before you hit the resistance point. When you’re ready to switch to Park, simply press the button on the end of the lever. Whatever gear you have currently selected will be circled in the screen behind the steering wheel.

If you would like to experience the benefits of the column shifter in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, we invite you to check out our E-Class inventory at Mercedes-Benz of North Haven and schedule a time to get behind the wheel at your convenience.

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