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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-03-2006, 02:12 AM
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In the cabin of my 1990 420SEL, you can't hear the motor at all (remember, it's a 4.2L V-8). As a test, I whispered to my wife, "pretty quiet huh?" this was at 100 mph. She just smiled.
That's not fair - 126s become more quiet the faster they go.
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1995 S320 4 door weighs in at 4600 pounds and is super quiet.No noise,no rattles,no whining,nothing.Built like a tank with the best Bose Acoustimass sound sytem anywhere.Michelin tires.
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That's not fair - 126s become more quiet the faster they go.
You can't hear the motor at idle either. Many times i've looked at the tach just to be sure the motor's running! They just don't build'em like they used to...

My wife's new Honda CRV is noisy as hell on the road. Tires yes, but it's not near as well insulated as the Benz. Firewall not insulated either so you hear the engine.
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