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How do I break in my new CLS 550?
I have owned 3 brand new cars till now, first was an Acura 2.5 TL, then Acura 3.5 RL, and the latest was 2006 MB E350. I never really paid too much attention to the breaking it in part, and drove them hard. I get mixed opinions from everyone, including the dealer, on how to do it. Some say you have to drive it slow for the first 1000 miles, others say you can drive fast but not accelerate fast, others say don't switch gears too much, i.e. downshift, which i guess would fall under driving it hard category.
The thing about mercedes though is that the tranny has a chip that learns your driving style, and it does that in the first couple of hundred miles. When I got my E350, I did not drive it as hard as I did my previous cars, so yes, I wanted to sort of break it in, but I don't think I did it right. I think the fact htat I was driving is passively made the transmission LAG a little bit. I think the car figured I was a granny and it tuned itself for a passive driving mode. Thats just a suspicion.
Long story short, I am getting a new CLS 550 next week, and I want to get the most out of that car. What is the best way to break it in so that the engine gives me the most torque and the tranny responds as quickly as possible? How should I drive it at first?
Thanks a lot for you help!