For me every ride has been better and the cars more reliable.
'79 300D 123 - loved it at the time but quirky as those older Ds could
'85 190D 201 - firmer, sportier and more reliable than the '79 -
repairs became costly after 150k miles
'95 E300D 124 - nearly a perfect car with the non-turbo 606 engine,
great ride and very reliable through 210k miles
'02 E320 210 - no complaints, my favorite ride to date even though I
I don't know where HE is, but a friend of mine in Buenos Aires sent me an
e-mail about riding in a Mercedes down there, and I thought I misunderstood,
because he wrote that they rode at "220 kms." When I wrote back and said
that that would be more than 120 miles per hour, he said yes, that was
correct; the owner of the car was demonstrating the car's power and how easy
it was to control at high speeds....
Any of the cheapest and smallest Mazdas, Toyotas or Hondas or VWs will do over
120mph (190km/h), why so surprised? Never been
outside of the US? I gave a ride to some guy from Vancouver once to the Expo
2000 in Hannover, 3 lanes of bumper to bumper rush hour
traffic at 120mph (190km/h), now that's driving, the poor guy almost passed from
fright :-) In Paris, from experience, heavy
traffic can move at over 140mph in the tunnels that you can see in the movie
Ronin. I've spent thousands of kilometers at over
150mph, nothing to brag about in Europe, you really must do some travel and see
how things are done in the rest of the world.
In the 560 you don't feel the speed as in some other cars. It drives
smooth and effortless at high speeds, it kind of likes to go 160km/hr
or more. The curise control works up to 240 km/hr (150 mile/hr). The
max speed on the odo is 260 km/hr (163mile/hr).
The old 300/320 inline 6 will do a steady 80mph (130kmph) and not feel
even a little stress.
I've more worries about the transmission than about the engine.
is the correct nomenclature
... or does anyone really care. (Even if you know what time it is.)
E320/97 with wings
I would say c. is the nearest to the SI unit version, thus 'most correct',
but a. is widely used in English-speaking countries.
Should be km h(raised to power of minus one), which is a bit clumsy and
impossible to render in text-only format.
hr is the English, non-SI unit for hours and is still widely used, but
For direct contact replace nospam with schmetterling
"Cheesehead" < email@example.com> wrote in message
About nomenclature: My owner's manual shows mph and km/h, but that may be a
format designed for the American market. (I'm nine floors above my parked
car right now, otherwise I'd look at the speedometer.)
You mean 130mph?
My brother's '87 5spd 2.6 w124 would go almost 120mph up mountain passes. Heck,
my mom's '89 200D w124 will do 115mph and I've
driven 4cyl turbo diesel benzes at over 145mph for a couple of hours so what's
80mph for a 300/320?
I meant kilometers / hour.
Making the inline 300/320 do 100mph is be no big deal.
It's definitely a better engine than the V. But the transmission I do
have questions about.
The 300D engine really began to impress me when I took the old '83 (2
out on Interstate 70 near Dayton, going to the HamVention. My brother
on his 2.0 Passat and took off way ahead. So I stepped down on the
Diesel. (It's name
was "Vin". Of course.) The little bugger surprised me and I caught up
A most positive diesel experience.
I want another one. Anyone got one to trade for my E? :)
In Oman. We have a dual carriageway across a desert with few traffics.
Actually I drove the car once to 255 km/hr but only for a short time.
It want to 240 easy, but from 240 to 255km/hr, it took about 3 kms to
reach.Even at these speeds the car was still solid and stable.
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