Mercedes column shifter




Mercedes column shifter

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  • But while the report makes several good points, I can't agree with it entirely. Because Mercedes' column shifter is actually awesome.

    Mercedes-Benz used to put automatic transmission shifters in the center selector is placed in a stalk on the right side of the steering column.

    And that's where speculation about the Mercedes shifter comes in. Mercedes' drive-by-wire automatic uses a small, column-mounted shifter.

    Mercedes column shifter

    Mercedes column shifter

    Lincoln recalled the MKC for this issue, but I decided to get rid of it. And you gotta have places for your stuff so you can multitask while driving…. No longer were designers limited to shifter arrangements near to the transmission itself. There are no write or wrong opinions.

    Mercedes column shifter

    Mercedes column shifter

    Mercedes column shifter

    Mercedes column shifter

    Mercedes column shifter

    Why is everybody hating on the steering column mounted shifter? - Page 2

    I was driving around the other day, and I got passed by a mids Mercedes M-Class. Just think of a dull SUV with a Mercedes badge on the front. I remember when this particular M-Class came out, back in , because it was panned for including a column shifter. Then the journalists laughed and laughed, while Mercedes was simultaneously developing autonomous cars that would one day render these journalists useless.

    The truth is, I thought the column shifter was a bit of a weird idea at the time, too. And do you know what? The most obvious reason why I like the column shifter is probably the same reason they decided to start using it: All I want to do is open my door, climb into my car, and go.

    Mercedes column shifter

    With a giant storage area in place of where the shifter once was, I can do that. Putting the shifter behind the steering wheel also eliminates the need for a giant lever sticking out of the floor, which you will really only use two or three times during any drive. Why is it so big? Can you imagine that? If the volume lever for the stereo was the size of the shift lever?

    Now that would be cool. Since I was a kid, bottled water technology has been largely the same: Why does it need to change? Just because Gatorade came along with its cool orange cap and its grippy sides?

    Mercedes column shifter

    Fortunately, the complainers seem to be wrong: Lincolns now have push-button transmissions, also mounted in the center control stack. And who cares if it looks a little weird? And if you own a mids M-Class, so are your plums. Just wait until someone, most likely the Germans, brings back the bench seat.

    I am probably in the minority, but not alone, in saying that a new car with a proper bench seat would be pretty cool. After all the space given to crash bracing, sound insulation, and bolstering for the driver and side passenger, the middle seat was less than a foot wide. When you started talking about bottled water I thought you were going to point out that a spilled bottle is less likely to cause major electronic malfunction with a column shift.

    Meanwhile my old column shift Wrangler has a power inverter, CB,and multiple power jacks where a floor shift would otherwise be. Along with the hard yet comfortable bucket seats, that shifter is part of what redefined how the interior of a luxury car should look to American buyers. How long did it take Lincoln and Cadillac to come up with lame imitations?

    Mercedes column shifter

    The last time I was in Europe I rode the center front bench seat of Fiat and VW minivans that crammed in 9 people in 3 rows. The manual shift was rally-style like a Civic Si sprouting from the dashboard. Toyota, Honda, Chrysler and Kia all have dash-mounted shifters now. We have decided as a people that we do not want to ride in 9 person Fiats and VWs. But to answer the question: I know I do. Transit is a fantastic design, but the dimensions, weight and gas-powered thirst make it much more limited than the 1M-plus minivan market here.

    In the old days, if the shorter person was driving then the taller passenger would just be a bit scrunched. Now, the taller person would be unsafely close to the airbag. Growing up we had a mini van with a bench seat a VW bus. Oh right now for safety we are all belted in so this is irrelevant. Stickshifts and safetybelts, Bucket seats have all got to go. I need you here with me, Not way over in a bucket seat.

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