Manual: 2012-2016

Page: 151

Manual Transmission, Clutch

Blocked pedals

Unsuitable or improperly secured floor mats or objects can restrict pedal travel or hinder pedal operation.

  • Do not obstruct the pedal travel with floor mats or other objects.
    Non-skid floor mats of the correct size are available from your authorized Porsche dealer.

The positions of the gears are shown on the shift pattern on the gearshift lever.

  • When changing gears, always ensure that the clutch pedal is fully depressed and the gear has engaged fully.

7th gear can only be engaged if 5th or 6th gear were engaged previously. A lock prevents upshifts e.g. from 4th gear directly to 7th gear.

  • Select reverse gear only when the vehicle is stationary.
    Reverse gear can be engaged after moving the gearshift lever as far as possible to the left.
  • Select an appropriately low gear on upward and downward slopes.
    This will ensure optimum use of engine power and engine braking.

When reverse gear is selected and the ignition is on, the reversing lights come on.

Upshift prompt for fuel-economy-optimised driving
The consumption-oriented upshift indicator A in the tachometer at the right beside the digital speed display helps you to develop a fuel-saving driving style.

The upshift indicator lights up – prompting you to shift up to the next-higher gear – depending on the selected gear, engine speed and accelerator pedal position.

The upshift indicator is only active when "Sport" or "Sport Plus" mode is switched off.

  • Change to the next-higher gear when the upshift indicator lights up.

Gear display
The gear display B in the tachometer indicates the currently engaged gear.

Permitted engine speed

  • You should change into a higher gear or ease off the accelerator before the needle reaches the red mark on the tachometer.

If the red zone is reached during acceleration, fuel feed is interrupted.

Risk of engine damage (overrevving) when shifting down to a lower gear.

  • Take care not to exceed the maximum permitted engine speed when shifting down.