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88 HP @ 4400 rpm is what I like about it.... but also

when at 45 mph in 3 rd gear you release the accelerator, while still not loosing speed through the gear box you can hear the engine spin back to idle AND stay there (at 45 on flat ground) UNTIL you brake for a foreseen full stop.

Is this Karug say : "I think the w123 is over engineered" ? It's not only that

It's magic !

Actually I need a Question :

Can the 300D achieve MORE than 88HP at a lower (but longer) rev ?
 

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What do you mean by a lower and longer rev?
 

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Hi WeVonBraun,

I'm considering buying a 1982 W123 300D. This vehicle is from inland, has apparently done 120,000km and has a new motor (apparently too many short trips). The thing is, I've heard so many conflicting opinions about the 300D: some say it's too slow, others say the 60s designed engines don't last. I know it won't compare with my 230EM but I'm sure it's still a lovely car. As an owner, what are your honest views?

Thanks.
 

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'84 300D/ dakota benz trk. Sold... miss it. "88 260E '91 190E 2.6 '89 Volvo 240DL "85 300D
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i have 2 300d's and i would swear by them. i have never seen a better car in my life. and these things are 23 yrs old. as a mechanic i am constantly amazed at little things i see that they built into a benz. i just noticed the other day a few things that made me say " man, that is so cool" 1. service hood position (big deal to me) 2. greasable door pins( also cool) 3. no tools adjustable headlights. on and on and on. i love it.
 

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diametricalbenz said:
What do you mean by a lower and longer rev?
I mean that once the car is "launched" it has so much torque and so few losses it doesn't need that much energy input to stay at a high speed.

What I mean is once the engine is pushing the car in gear IT does not need much more energy to produce more speed.

I can not really explain after all.


Hey I m not Einstein. And for me a w123 is a dream come true.

:)
 
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