During a test drive I accidentally pressed down on the gear selector stalk when wanting to use the indicator (as I had just been driving a Japanese car.).
This worries me too, as my old MB's indicator stalk is where the shift lever is on new MBs. I have a hunch that when driving my friend's auto E-Class, I'm going to bring a new and unexpected dynamic to the art of turning left by accidentally nudging the 'indicator' stalk 'up', to only accelerate and shoot reverse/swerve backwards at speed into someone's front garden.
This won't end well