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Old 04-10-2007, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Brian Carlton View Post
With 125hp, the SD has barely enough power to manage on the highway.

I cannot imagine trying to accelerate to 70 mph with a 240D on a regular basis. Some folks do it all the time.......but, it's definitely an exercise in planning and frustration.

Furthermore, the fuel economy is just slightly better with the 240.........maybe 4mpg or so.
I've outrun a good number of cars/SUV's/Pickups on the freeway. They may have more power....but most American cars struggle to see anything over 100ish mph. probably due to bad gearing/inefficient use of torque... My 300SD will pull quite strong all the way to 113mph.
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