Thread: 78 300d turbo?
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Old 01-25-2002, 11:45 AM
Randall Kress
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The "Turbodiesel" badge was something of propaganda. The Diesel Mercedes in America had had this stigma of being slow and sluggish, in fact, if you say "Diesel" on the back of a car, you were to be more forgiving around it... For it couldn't keep with traffic. The Turbodiesel was to abmonish all negative thoughts, and boast of the new power and technology involved. The Germans have always been one for this propaganda, on the BMW 2002 Turbo of 1973 and 74, they were cocky enought to write "obrut" on the front spoiler, so when view through a rear-view mirror, it wouild read "turbo." Clever....
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