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How to drive a brand new MB?

I recently bought a new MB and I need to drive a long distance. I heard that driving too fast will damage the new car. But what is the maximum? If the highway has a speed limit is 70, should I drive only 60 or 70 is fine?


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Don't sweat it, just don't accelerate too hard for the first 1K miles or so, and vary your cruising speed a bit. Your owners manual should provide break-in period recommendations.

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You are not saying what model you have, but most MB sold in USA have governor set at about 1/2 max speed.
So unless you hold it on lower gears you will not be able to rev it high on the freeway.
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Instructions are in owners manual.

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Dont rev above 3000 rpm (shouldnt be a problem, just stay below 80 mph)

DONT use cruise control. You need to VARY the engine speed. Id slowly accelerate from 70 to 80, then coast back down to 70, the continue the process for the duration of the trip. By the time you have reached your destination, and made the return trip back home, your Benz should be close to broken in.

(additional hints are in the owner's manual)
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