It replaces the six-speed automatic option on the three cars and comes with a new-look gear lever
and a shift strategy that is based on navigation data to optimise efficient changes.
3L engines, six-speed transmissions and the column-mounted gear lever
Inside, there are orange trim details on the part-leather upholstery, air vents and the base of the gear lever
Control of the digital display is through a rotary knob behind the gear lever
or buttons on the steering wheel.
Owners complained that the gear lever
sprang back after being moved, leaving them unable to easily tell whether the car was in neutral or in park.
In April, around one million vehicles - including the 2015 model owned by Fright Night star Anton - were subject to a voluntary recall due to a confusing gear lever
issue which potentially resulted in crashes and injuries.
It also comes with a manual transmission mode that can be put in operation by slitting the gear lever
to the left of the 'Drive' mode.
The Mercedes, estimated to fetch between PS200,000 and PS250,000, is a right-hand drive, floormounted gear lever
automatic, the rarest of all the variants, one of only 68 produced in the world.
Inside, unique Red Carbon black style sports front seats comes with red stitching, as do the dashboard, sports steering wheel and short shift gear lever
The gear lever
is new and the analogue clocks have been replaced by the same LCD screen layout now seen in the XC60 and the V40 -- and honestly it makes the car look quite updated.
Buyers of the 170 cars being made available in the UK get the likes of front and rear parking aids, an interior sports kit comprising soft touch leather steering wheel and short shift gear lever
, 19-inch matt black finish alloys and a Connect sat-nav with SOS and assistance functions.
Buyersofthe 170 cars being made available in the UK get the likes of front and rear parking aids, an interior sports kit comprising soft touch leather steering wheel and short shift gear lever
, 19-inch matt black finish alloys and aConnect sat-nav with SOS and assistance functions.