Date registered: Nov 2013
Vehicle: MY05 CLK55 AMG , MY05 CLK320,Former,C180 Kompressor,Jensen Healey,Ford Capri V6,Alfa GTV.
Location: Australia's East Coast
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Thanks RC , I have also noticed that both the clk320 and the 55 , when using cruise control and if the road goes down a hill , the car will shift from 5th gear to 4th gear to increase engine braking , to try and keep the car at the set speed.
I don't like this ,,so I will usually switch the cruise off before it happens , to let the car roll freely , while keeping a keen eye out for waiting patrol cars ,
However , apart from this , I find the 320 will roll along for quite a distance on a flat road after I come off the accelerator ,,,whereas the CLK55 will slow down in a shorter distance....
I am pretty sure the brakes are not dragging , I think it is caused by the transmission and engine ,,but I don't know exactly how or why ,,,?