one more thing to add
my car definitely downshifts with abrupt petal action. i'm not really sure in your case though, i have never owned a CE and am not sure if the trans is different in that model versus mine. i do know that in my car the shift from first to second is very quick. about half a second to one and a half seconds. if its slower than that it could be that its really second. i'm no tech though... just trying to help.
01 ML55 AMG
92 500E (a few mods)
87 300E (lots of mods)
00 Chevy 3500HD Diesel Box Truck
68 18' Donzi Marine
06 GT i-Drive7 1.0 Mountain Bike (with GPS!
PREVIOUSLY OWNED:83 300SD, 87 420SEL, 88 420SEL, 90 420SEL, 86 560SEL, 86 190E 2.3-16V AMG, 94 E320