As an alternative to Mercedes PowerShift 2, the proven Telligent® gearshift remains available and can be combined with a choice of four 16-speed synchromesh transmissions with different ratio spreads. It meets all the requirements expected of a modern gearshift: to shift up or down, all the driver has to do is nudge the shift lever forwards or back. Telligent® gearshift each time instantly calculates the optimum gear in terms of torque, engine speed and fuel consumption. The pre-selected gear then appears on the display.
If in agreement, all the driver needs to do is operate the clutch. Yet the driver always has the final say: if it makes more sense to choose a different gear from the one proposed, for example if driving on winding roads or in the mountains, gear selection can be done manually. And by using the shift paddle, the driver can conveniently split gears as required, for example to shift up or down just one gear. Excessively high revs and gearshift errors are a thing of the past with Telligent® gearshift.