The 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission has seven gears which keep the engine speed as low as possible in every driving situation. The wide gear ratio range and finely graduated gears reduce the leaps in revs when changing gear. This leads to comfortable gear-changing and saves fuel. The system includes cruise control, Hill Start Assist, a kick-down switch and measures to support safe operation. In addition the 7G-TRONIC PLUS comes with the ECO start/stop function plus.
The 7G-TRONIC PLUS transmission system is operated with the DIRECT SELECT lever on the left-hand side behind the steering wheel. It is possible to change gear manually using the DIRECT SELECT steering wheel gearshift paddles.