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Old 10-27-2019, 02:27 PM
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1979 300D 0 to 60 video run.

My low mileage (86,000 miles) 300D just had rebuilt injectors, IP timed, valve adjustment and new fluids and filters. In other words it's as good as it's going to get with me owning it.

I though for fun I'd video a 0 to 60 run on a more or less flat road near my home. Slight cross head wind at 8 mph. My GPS says despite oversized tires (207/75/14) 62 shown on the speedometer is actually 60 mph.

18.5 seconds is what I recorded but it felt a lot more like 18 seconds.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJh2bx2Jk_4&feature=youtu.be


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Old 10-27-2019, 11:31 PM
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Uh, bad news but my 240D does it in under 20 seconds.

Let’s run ‘em!
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Old 10-28-2019, 03:55 AM
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Uh, bad news but my 240D does it in under 20 seconds.

Let’s run ‘em!

what mods do you have?


data for euro 240D 4 speed:

Top speed:143 km/h / 89 mph
0-60 mph (s):20.8
0-100 km/h (s):22
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:03 AM
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what mods do you have?


data for euro 240D 4 speed:

Top speed:143 km/h / 89 mph
0-60 mph (s):20.8
0-100 km/h (s):22
A tail wind.

Top speed attained, I-5 South 82 mph
I thought it was going to fly apart.
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Old 10-28-2019, 10:39 AM
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True leisure.
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Old 10-28-2019, 02:39 PM
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I gonna use my GPS Race Timer app on the 240D tomorrow, LOL.

The only time I timed it I used a stop watch, old school car old school technology.

I worked at an exotic grey market car dealer in the 80’s. I put a stop watch on a then new 1982 240D euro 4spd, my memory says that car took something well over 20 seconds 0-60. All the salesman took turns driving that car, we couldn’t stop laughing at the glory of it’s snail like acceleration. Maybe the euro model had taller rear end gearing than the US model?
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Maybe the euro model had taller rear end gearing than the US model?

same 3.69
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The results are in at 23.9 0-60mph, with the same laughable fact that the quarter mile was a second quicker at 22.9 at 59mph. We ran it twice!

Okay, completely full tank of diesel and my 17yo daughter in the car to slow things down.

I’m pretty sure I wrung everything I could get out of the old girl.
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I wonder how the euro W123 200D automatic must feel like

200D automatic:

Top speed: 125 km/h / 78 mph
0-60 mph (s): 31.4
0-100 km/h (s): 33.2

55 HP

3.92 axle

not an autobahn speed demon
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Iím pretty sure I wrung everything I could get out of the old girl.

Reminds me of when I had my 240D automatic and merging on the uphill highway ramp every day was always foot to the floor and all of the revs
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Uh, bad news but my 240D does it in under 20 seconds.

Letís run Ďem!

Hay I'll take you on 5 cylinders rule!


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Old 10-30-2019, 06:36 PM
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The results are in at 23.9 0-60mph, with the same laughable fact that the quarter mile was a second quicker at 22.9 at 59mph. We ran it twice!

Okay, completely full tank of diesel and my 17yo daughter in the car to slow things down.

Iím pretty sure I wrung everything I could get out of the old girl.
Another daily driver W123 in SoCal! My 240D with the auto had a 0-60 of over 25 seconds before the engine swap. With my rebuilt OM617a I got 18.5 seconds last night - still needs some tuning.

Where in SoCal are you?
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:59 PM
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17 seconds in my 240D... that seems a bit quick.
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Another daily driver W123 in SoCal! My 240D with the auto had a 0-60 of over 25 seconds before the engine swap. With my rebuilt OM617a I got 18.5 seconds last night - still needs some tuning.

Where in SoCal are you?
Iím in Orange County, sounds like your 240D would smoke mine! 😂
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I'm in north Orange County, in Anaheim/Buena Park. We should do an OC meetup.

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