Of course, a 617.952 in a 123.133 chassis (3515lb) ought to be faster
than a 617.951 in a 126.120 chassis (3625lb), if it's raw acceleration
you're after. Then the 240D can be used for chassis parts.
I prefer the 126 over the 123 though --- -- -

On 1/7/06, Dan Weeks <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> LT Don wrote:
> The '77 240D held a steady 85 mph coming back from OkieQ and saw 90 mph --
> but it took a while to get there. ... I find that my greatest driving hazard
> here in rural Iowa is being too slow pulling away from a stop sign at a four
> way stop. Other drivers are used to timing their own acceleration based on
> how quickly a gasser (especially a V8 pickup) pulls away. With the 240D,
> I've come close to being t-boned a time or two because I just wasn't quick
> enough accelerating.
> Might be time for that S-Class.
> ---------------
> Oh, I think so, Don. Compared to a 240, an SD feels like a
> small-block 8 off the line. A few grains of sand or bit of dew on the
> pavement and you get wheelspin, and a bit more when it hits 2nd. Hold
> it in second and you can actually power drift tight corners with
> nicely controllable throttle-induced oversteer. And I'll bet
> high-speed mileage is no worse, perhaps better. Plus, at 85, you've
> still got 17 more to go for top speed, and still feels quite willing.
> Shudda bought my 300SD for $2,500 before I decided I couldn't live
> without it and kept it! :-)
> Dan

Norman, OK
'90 300D 243K, '87 300SDL 290K,  '81 240D 173K,  '78 450SLC 67K, '97
Ply Grand Voyager 78K

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