With its short and direct shift throws the 6-speed manual gearbox makes swift gear changes possible while providing a high level of shift comfort.
The advantages at a glance:
Only available for the GLA 200 CDI and GLA 200.
The dual clutch transmission combines the comfort of a 7-speed automatic transmission with the dynamic handling of a manual gearbox. It makes fast and smooth gear changes without interruptions in tractive power possible. The shift characteristics can be preselected from fuel-saving to sporty.
To this end the transmission has the three transmission modes “Economy“, "Sport“ and "Manual“. With the DIRECT SELECT selector lever on the steering column the driver engages P, R, N and D while keeping both hands on the steering wheel.
This dual clutch transmission system excites with its immediate response when changing gear: shift times are extremely short and there is no interruption to tractive power. Seven gears, three drive programs, double-declutching and the RACE START function provide exhilarating dynamic handling yet low fuel consumption.
Thanks to technology transfer the reaction and shift times in the "M" manual drive program are comparable with those of the SLS AMG GT super sports car. The deployment of carbon fibre synchroniser rings plays a part here.