I remember reading, when MB first came out with its 'Common Rail' Diesel engines that they had a test day in -insert exotic car launch location here- for journalists. For some reason, a lot of the cars had problems and they couldn't switch them off..! Automatics meant you couldn't even stall it...
'thorough' engineering, Mercedes late '90s style.
2.5-16v 1990 90,000m Astral Silver
2.0E 8v 1986 107,000m Black