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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-07-2015, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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240 owners, how does it keep up with the modern highway?

Love the 4 speed 240's but have heard it struggles past 70mph. That if your going to be driving a Mercedes on the highway get a 300d.

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its a 65 to 70 mph car . i drive a stick 220 d , it is a 60 to 65 mph , yes it will go some more , but then you are abusing the car .
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IMO the 300D is far more desirable. Not just for top speed but for acceleration; it's slow enough in a modern-traffic context and the 240D is almost dangerous.
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