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Driving tips

Mercedes-Benz G-Class / Mercedes-Benz G-Class Owners Manual / Driving and parking / Automatic transmission / Driving tips

Accelerator pedal position

Your style of driving influences how the automatic transmission shifts gear: Х little throttle: early upshifts Х more throttle: late upshifts

Kickdown

Use kickdown for maximum acceleration.

Depress the accelerator pedal beyond the pressure point.

The transmission shifts to a lower gear depending on the engine speed.

Ease off the accelerator pedal once the desired speed is reached.

The automatic transmission shifts back up.

Rocking the vehicle free

Rocking the vehicle free by shifting back and forth between transmission positions D and R can help to free a vehicle that has become stuck in mud or snow. The vehicle's engine management restricts repeated shifting between transmission positions D and R up to a maximum speed of up to 5 mph (9 km/h). To shift back and forth between transmission positions D and R, move the selector lever forwards and backwards past the point of resistance.

Towing a trailer

Drive in the middle of the engine speed range on uphill gradients.

Limit shift range to 3 or 2 depending on the uphill or downhill gradient , even if cruise control or SPEEDTRONIC is activated.

Shift the transfer case into low-range driving position LOW RANGE on extreme uphill gradients or steep downhill gradients .

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