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Old 01-15-2019, 02:45 PM   #11
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I have a 2015 4x4 LR144. I agree that it is no Jeep or Land Rover (I have a Discovery II) but the M-B system is competent for basic exploration in dirt and mountain roads. No way you are gone a match a custom Jeep/LR but it fulfill most of our needs and allow us to go where no 2wd Sprinter could with safety IMO. Also, with the harsh winter in Québec, it is essential to have 4 wheels. We are very satisfied by our choice of 4wd over the 2wd.
Turning off the traction control helped sometimes on our side.
It is also possible to electronically lock the four wheels but it requires specific steps on the steering wheel buttons to get to that "cheat mode". It cannot be use at more than 10 km/h and only for a short period. I got that trick from a dealer and have tried it once...
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Old 01-19-2019, 03:49 AM   #12
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I have a 2015 4x4 LR144. I agree that it is no Jeep or Land Rover (I have a Discovery II) but the M-B system is competent for basic exploration in dirt and mountain roads. No way you are gone a match a custom Jeep/LR but it fulfill most of our needs and allow us to go where no 2wd Sprinter could with safety IMO. Also, with the harsh winter in Québec, it is essential to have 4 wheels. We are very satisfied by our choice of 4wd over the 2wd.
Turning off the traction control helped sometimes on our side.
It is also possible to electronically lock the four wheels but it requires specific steps on the steering wheel buttons to get to that "cheat mode". It cannot be use at more than 10 km/h and only for a short period. I got that trick from a dealer and have tried it once...
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What's that trick?!
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:20 AM   #13
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What's that trick?!
The only 'trick' I know of is to turn off ASR, is there another trick?

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Old 05-09-2019, 05:47 AM   #14
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Can you share any details of the steps for this?
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Old 07-17-2019, 02:52 AM   #15
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Im confused about the diesel 4x4.. can you still manually shift? if so.. where's the shifter?
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Old 07-17-2019, 03:12 AM   #16
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Im confused about the diesel 4x4.. can you still manually shift? if so.. where's the shifter?
Goodness, no, I wish. All sprinter and metris in the US are automatics.
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Old 07-17-2019, 03:14 AM   #17
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Im confused about the diesel 4x4.. can you still manually shift? if so.. where's the shifter?


Manual shifting is accomplished by pushing the shifter left or right.


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Old 07-17-2019, 03:35 AM   #18
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So its still there? I have a 2016 so I know about the shifter...but i dont see one in most of the pics of the interiors.. is it paddle shifting instead? I live in the mountains on dirt roads and use the shifting all the time
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Old 07-17-2019, 03:55 AM   #19
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I have a 2017. Regarding the 2019 I just realized the shift lever is no longer, replaced by a steering wheel stalk. According to Car and Driver both the 7 and 9 speed come with paddle shifters.


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Old 07-17-2019, 04:01 AM   #20
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damn.. such a bummer. I love the shift lever
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