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When I was younger I would always see how fast my cars were. The last one I did was my 1985 500SEL. (very fast) Now that I'm older and the traffic here in Southern California is so bad I don't do that anymore.
I was wondering if anyone has seen how fast the C230 is.
I noticed the speedo goes to 160 mph just like my 500 SEL did, but the C230 has less than half the engine and it is still a heavy car.
 

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well, i can't really speak for the 230, but I have personally taken my c220 to 130+ MPH - it got sort of scary though, right at 130 it felt like there was no road contact, like i was "floating" so i had to let off, guess im getting kinda soft in my old age...lol
 

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130 is WEAK

I have a 97 c230 and i took is up to 143.

HAHA!!

Scary as hell if i might add. The sensitive steering is not very forgiving on the freeway.
 

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claygorman said:
130 is WEAK

I have a 97 c230 and i took is up to 143.

HAHA!!

Scary as hell if i might add. The sensitive steering is not very forgiving on the freeway.

Um, are you forgetting that the 130+ (136 actually if you wanna be picky) is from a c220:cool: NOT a 230? I was impressed... And AMEN on the scary as hell!! :D

I take it that these cars have no "governor" on them due to being imported from germany? I had a FORD that would SHUT THE MOTOR DOWN at 114 mph, and RE-FIRE it when it coasted down to 104mph...Just curious.
 

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rattlestar said:
hey
is it good to run your car hard from time to time rather than driving 60 all the time?
just wondering lol
I think it is, the hard run every now-and-then helps break loose carbon buildup from the valves and such... Not to say doing it every day is a good idea, but now and then it may help!
 
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