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Old 09-30-2002, 09:51 PM
pentoman pentoman is offline
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Re: Mine does the same thing !!!

Originally posted by jay123
To engage 4th on a take off, you really need to hammer the accelerator to the floor hard.
Of course, he meant 1st not 4th.

I quite like the starting off in 2nd. I've recently used a 1996 Jaguar XJ6, whose 1st gear ran to around 50mph, making starting off VERY sluggish (but very smooth). I like having the short 1st gear available to us in the 190E, when you need a quicker take off.

AND, yes I agree the ratios are a little bit short, particularly for the 2.0 4-cylinder as it is such a torquey unit compared to the 6-cylinder (relative to size, of course!) that it could easily pull the longer gearing in top gear.

2.5-16v 1990 90,000m Astral Silver
2.0E 8v 1986 107,000m Black 2nd owner
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