I looked through my manuals - couldn't find anything about winding out when cold. I don't have traction control, so who knows. I did a search and found this thread:
92 400E Transmission Problem!?!?!?!
It is about 400Es, but says that the cold shifting pattern is normal, according to their manuals!
2003 Firemist Red/grey leather SL 500
2015 Palladium Silver/black mbtex GLK 350
1987 Smoke Silver/burgundy mbtex 300E Sportline (SOLD)
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