In my 260, you have to push pretty agressively to get off the line quickly. That is, floor it past the kick down switch (and wait, hold on) or manually shift down to 2 (and then "row" it back, or to be eve more agressive, leave it a 2 until 45 mph or so.)
Making my 200,000 odo'd car rev up near the red line makes me nervous. Also, bouncing off the rev limiter in 2nd, at a hair under 55. Is this bad? :-) (only did it once)
'88 260E ~200,700 miles
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