Accommodating Center Console - 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long-Term Road Test Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 10,237
edited June 2014 in Mercedes-Benz
imageAccommodating Center Console - 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long-Term Road Test

Our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 has a gear selector that may remind you of your dad's Impala or Crown Victoria. But there's a good reason it's here.

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  • nomercy346nomercy346 Member Posts: 69

    hooray for column shifters!

    maybe we can get some more of them back.

  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512

    Yeah, lets get that pesky gear selector out of the way to free up some real estate for the important stuff - the iPhone 5S.

  • bolotiboloti Member Posts: 47

    John, you know you have your wallet inside a "big gulp" cup-holder - right ?

  • MarkHolthoffMarkHolthoff Santa Monica, CAMember Posts: 101

    Also a nod to Mercedes-Benz heritage since many of their cars from the 1950s and 1960s had column shifters...

  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878

    If you must replace the traditional shifter with an electronic selector this makes more sense than BMW's version. BMW decided to put the electronic selector in the same spot as the traditional one taking up the same space.

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