So you might've gotten underfoot when merging onto the
motorway or "accelerating" (I use the term loosely)
away from a traffic signal, or obstructed traffic
generally, is what. You might've been having a ball,
but the drivers behind you might've been...somewhat
Most people prefer cars with enough power to accelerate
briskly and attain cruising speed within a short interval.
If those things aren't important to you and you enjoyed
that car, more power to you. But it shouldn't be hard to
understand why others may differ on that score.
(*200*D? I didn't know they made 'em that small. When
I think back to my late, lamented '85 W123 300D turbo and
imagine what it would've been like to drive it in Califor-
nia traffic with 1/3 less engine displacement, the little
hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. I adored that
car, but I it has as little power as I'd ever consider
acceptable. Or safe.)
"'Phobic' is the current one-word favorite among liberal dismissals
of ideological opponents. It combines instant moral dismissal with
Yes, 300D (non-Turbo, OM 617.912 65 kw/88 PS), option
Final drive ratio was identical to 4-speed (3,46), all
forward gears were a slight bit longer, 5th was 0,81.
5-speed man trans in the W123 series also was available
from 02/1982 on for other diesels, 200D, 240D, 240TD,
300TD plus some exotic versions like 240D long or 240D
partly bodied chassis.
And earlier - from 10/1981 on - it was available for
the gasoline versions 200, 200T, 230E, 230TE, 230CE,
250, 250T, 280E, 280TE and 280CE.
Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.