To the best of my knowledge, the C36 was never delivered with ESP, only ASR. There was a change to a 5 speed auto in late '97. I have owned a C36 for some time, driven most of the other AMG cars and should have my SLK32 on Friday...I HATE ESP! It gets in the way of a good driver as does the ASR but the ASR is not as invasive when it is one. Both systems can be shut down though. <br> <br> My first encounter with ESP was when the C43 came out. I put it around a corner and tossed the back end wide, I was already counter steering to 'collect' it when the ESP started modulating the brakes. THis caused the back end to come around the other way as I was applying opposite lock at the time. All controllable but very annoying for a performance car! Just my $0.02 on ESP. <br> <br> Cheers, <br> <br> Carl<br>
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