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Old 08-25-2003, 09:39 PM
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It's just that the MB torque converter of the latter 80's wasn't intended to provide infinite glide, as seen in max-fuel-economy-engineered vehicles, but rather to retain a more direct connection between the engine and the car, not to mention between driver and machine. Noticed a similar difference, albeit more so, going from the Detroit barges Dad drove in the 60's (Lincoln, Cadillac) to his first MB in '69. Drive a car with a manual tranny and you'll notice more of a difference.
Craig Bethune

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