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Old 06-26-2016, 09:04 AM
chasinthesun chasinthesun is offline
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A good read Dan ,the c111-III was reaching 200 mph with a turbo 617 and was built to hold 230 hp .I like the way Mercedes engineers think ,they perform tests on a given motor and give it extreme measures for a duration of time to see what breaks ,then build it better.In 1978 ,when the c111-III was going thru its paces on the track Mercedes planners were busy on advertising its accomplishments.In the oncoming new model years that followed Im sure that savey buyers were well aware what this diesel 617 turbo version was all about by the time the dealership showrooms were flooring models.

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