Date registered: Jun 2008
Vehicle: 2008 GL 320, 2012 BMW X1, 1995 Volvo 855T, 2008 Outback
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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The USA version of the GL320 does not have C or S switch. Because the diesel has a very good torque curve of 1200-3000 rpm (or close to it), I would like to up shift at the 3000 rmp mark while hard on the throttle - the transmission will not do that. If I leave the transmission in Drive setting, it will shift long after the torque goes down.
The American version paddle shifters at least for diesel are only limiting the top gear, like towing a load and going up/down hills.
This is a great driver's car, except for the comand center and lack of gauges.
The little gremlins come and go at will.