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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-10-2014, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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w216 cl500 stiff steering with no ABC?

Hello guys,

I want to buy a 2007-2008 cl 500 w216 to replace my current 2005 cls 350. So far i've narrowed my search down to 2 cars. One has abc system and the other has*airmatic.

One thing that i've noticed driving both is that the steering in the car that had abc was way smoother ( you could turn the steering wheel very easy). The car with*airmatic*had a very stiff steering, even stiffer than my cls. Both cars have 20" rims.

So my question is: do w216 with*airmatic*have stiffer steering than the abc models ? Or do you think the stiffness was caused by a mechanical fault ?*

I like to drive sporty but a rigid car with stiff steering is not for me. I think that my cls w219 with no aimatic or abc does a good job on a comfort-sport compromise.

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Yeah i also noticed that abc system having smoother steering system. But i can not say that there is any mechanical fault with airmatic. As far as my point of view is concern its depend on the habit to drive a particular one. We feel better and comfortable with if we drive regularly.
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