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What are the 0-60, standing 1/4 and top speed of that model?
I never paid attention to 0-60 or 1/4 but chipped the top speed was aero limited. It saw 167 once but I later calculated that the speedo was a bit optimistic at that rate. That was running with Mich. Pilot Sports on a very open road and ZERO traffic. Tach said it had a bit more, air disagreed. The 500E that I have now, while looking boxier is quicker, both out of the hole and at/near top end. We had it at Kentucky Speedway [a 1.5 mile oval track that the IRL races on once a year] and it will play at 165 all day long. It needs a good open road for a top end test and I have not been anywhere to do that.

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^The 500E is one of the all time greats. Easily in the top five of the best cars of the nineties. Almost bought one several times, but high used values and deals on new Cadillacs kept me away. The E of that series is a perfect size for everyday driving, upright, no nonsense, and reliable. Wish mercedes still offered them that way.
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^The 500E is one of the all time greats. Easily in the top five of the best cars of the nineties. Almost bought one several times, but high used values and deals on new Cadillacs kept me away. The E of that series is a perfect size for everyday driving, upright, no nonsense, and reliable. Wish mercedes still offered them that way.
I like the KISS principle that was applied. There is nothing on that car [except heated seats] that doesn't NEED to be there. The one thing missing was a 5-6 Speed manual tranny and that is going to be changed on the Katrina Project car.

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^Have you modified the trans to start in first yet?
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I would go for a 500E too
One day when $$ is there for that
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^Have you modified the trans to start in first yet?
The one I just drove to Florida and back already had that option but I really don't like it. With the 2.82 rear end and 345#ft of torque, it tries to spin the tires to easily, bringing on the Traction Control [which is not the highest tech thing benz ever designed].

On the project car it will be moot but we are also going to be putting in a Second Gen traxcontrol which works much better.

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