I could do it in my old '86 300E but seem to be having a hard time in the '93 300E 2.8 I have now. It takes off rather conservatively but once it reaches 3000 rpm it goes like stink. Torque curve of the 24 valve engine I guess. I just testdrove my friend's 2001 CL500 with AMG package last night. Whoeeeeeeeee...
Start saving boys and girls! No wheelspin though, ESP and all. Could have disabled it (switch on dashboard) but there was a bit of snow on the ground and paintwork is expensive these days.
What a car.