Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Transmission positions - Automatic transmission - Driving and parking - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Transmission positions

Do not shift the transmission into Park position

Do not shift the transmission into position P() unless the vehicle is stationary. The parking lock should not be used as a brake when parking. In addition to engaging the parking lock, you must always apply the parking brake to secure the vehicle.

If the vehicle electronics are malfunctioning, the transmission may be locked in position P.

Have the vehicle electronics checked at a qualified specialist workshop, e.g. an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center, immediately.

Only shift the transmission to R when the vehicle is stationary. Reverse gear

Only shift the transmission to R when the vehicle is stationary.

Do not shift the transmission to N Neutral

Do not shift the transmission to N while driving. The transmission could otherwise be damaged.

No power is transmitted from the engine to the drive wheels.

Releasing the brakes will allow you to move the vehicle freely, e.g. to push it or tow it.

If ESP® is deactivated or faulty:

only shift the transmission to position N if the vehicle is in danger of skidding, e.g. on icy roads.

the drive train. Rolling in neutral N can damage the drive train.

The automatic transmission Drive

The automatic transmission changes gear automatically. All forward gears are available.

    Transmission position display
    The current transmission position is shown in the multifunction display. 1 Transmission position The arrows in the transmission position display show how and into which transmission positions ...

    Changing gear
    The automatic transmission shifts to the individual gears automatically when it is in transmission position D. This automatic gearshifting behavior is determined by: • a shift range restrictio ...

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