Question how do I know or how can I see what gear the car is in while driving?
Yes it Does show in the Dash MID when you select S and use the paddle shifters. Keep in mind, when you select S mode, AND use the paddle shifters, you will be required to manually shift the tranny with the shifters. There are safety measures that will up shift the tranny if it is in too low a gear and the RPMs hit 7000 or so. Selecting D mode again brings everything to full automatic. I use the S mode periodically without the paddles to restric the 9 speed Tranny. it shuys down the 2 upper gears for more torque, but burns more gas. You can also try selecting the Sport Dynamics mode which also affects the shift points, throttle, and steering / handling (damping) and S drive mode using the paddle shifters for a more sporty driving experience, again at the sacrifice of ride comfort and MPGs.I haven't tried; but, would the gear show in the M.I.D. if you switch from "D" to "S" for using paddles only to shift?