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Old 06-04-2008, 01:36 AM
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Make sure to bring an hour glass, I think a G tech would freak if you don't get to 60 by 20 seconds or so.
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From my experience, NA diesels also need a little driving technique. Rather than flooring it, try partial pedal until you find that sweet spot for torque. Once you get used to this, I believe you will find that acceleration is much improved.
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:19 PM
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FWIW, I have read that the factory 0-100kph (62mph) times for the 240 and 300 D (W123) series were as follows

300d Turbo - 15.0 seconds
300d NA - 19.2 seconds
240d manual - 31.3 seconds
240d auto - 33.1 seconds

Dunno about the SDs or TDs - but with similar weights and engines they should be close.

Of course those are in original factory condition - which few of them are now 20+ years later...
all depends on the year.
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Old 06-04-2008, 05:52 PM
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FWIW, I have read that the factory 0-100kph (62mph) times for the 240 and 300 D (W123) series were as follows

300d Turbo - 15.0 seconds
300d NA - 19.2 seconds
240d manual - 31.3 seconds
240d auto - 33.1 seconds

Dunno about the SDs or TDs - but with similar weights and engines they should be close.

Of course those are in original factory condition - which few of them are now 20+ years later...
Yes! My modifications have cut my 240D's stock acceleration time in half!
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Old 06-04-2008, 05:59 PM
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What gearing is on that car? You might want to try a 55mph era (3.47) gearing.
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:52 AM
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Takes me about 1 mile unless I'm going down hill, This was my first mercedes and was extremely sloooow but I got used to the pace, (just kinda crusin') now I just picked up a 79 300SD and am totally blown away that all mercedes diesels aren't slooow
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:07 AM
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Takes me about 1 mile unless I'm going down hill, This was my first mercedes and was extremely sloooow but I got used to the pace, (just kinda crusin') now I just picked up a 79 300SD and am totally blown away that all mercedes diesels aren't slooow
Drive a CDI or a chipped E300D.
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