Your're right, this is not normal!! 80 240D I had for 16 yrs. 'til it was totaled almost five yrs ago at 185 kmi never did this, & 350SDL (134 kmi) I've had since then never does it - both have always started with just a touch of the starter & run smoothly immediately with no smoking. The 300D is very embarrasing smoking up the neighborhood every morning!! I really need to find a solution to this!!
91 350 SDL. 81 300D