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v6 v8 AMG and age..

I am used to driving 4 cyl vehicles [even my jeep is a 4]. So when I got the v6 I really didn't know what to expect.

Now that ive been driving it for basically a month, I realize that I'm not the fastest off the line when the light turns green, and I'm not the bob and weave through traffic on the regular roads. Even on the expressway I'm noticing that if anyone wants to pass, it would take the pedal to the metal approach to keep them in my rear view mirror.

So here is the rub, I feel the "sweet" spot for my car is about 70-80mph. At that rate of speed, consistently she handles like a dream and can move seamlessly in and out of any pattern of traffic. There is nothing enhanced about her and she's not a v8 and she's not the amg.

I keep reading all of the different threads about speed and performance and I can't help but wonder, am I missing something? Is it supposed to be doing something speed wise that I'm just not understanding? She drives impeccable. I don't think im missing anything. But I am not one that would ever know how a 10 year old benz should be performing. I think its fine.

Should I be able to jump people off the line? 0 - 40 in ?? maybe its just not made for that? Any and all comments are appreciated, thanks.
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Nice link Jeff I forgot to add that to the maintenance list.
I'm assuming there's nothing too special about the Techron..
1) buy a 12 oz bottle
2) before filling with gas add it in
3) profit?


As far as performance goes I have an 2001 320 and can easily go 0-80 mph in under 10 sec. How much under I'm not sure but I'd say around 8's. Now I'll have to find a safe way to time it ha.
I have a manual so if I'm pushing her I'm shifting into 4th at 80 =)

I don't tend to jump off the line so couldn't give you much there. I get a ton of ricer civics that pull up and want to race but I just laugh and watching them take off pouring black smoke.
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i think they did away with the 12 gal not oz bottle and just have 15 gal and 20 gal now. gallon being size u r putting it in of course


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just looked at the bottle. the 10 oz size says 15 gallons on it
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Got it. So pretty close to a 1-1 oz to gallon match up. I'll just go less by say 2-3 oz to avoid any possible issues. Thanks as always.
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of course if you use chevron or texaco exclusively you are already getting the benefit of techron.


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Not enough of them around where I am so can't say I am.
But for $10 and 2 minutes of my time.. I'll go for it
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Just picked up 2 x 20 oz bottles at advanced auto for $6.50 ea.
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i think they did away with the 12 gal not oz bottle and just have 15 gal and 20 gal now. gallon being size u r putting it in of course
I bought the 12 oz for $8.69


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Saw a special online, showed it to local store manager asked would he give to me at that price, YMMV.

http://www.fatwallet.com/Advance-Aut...r-20oz-bottle/
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http://www.fatwallet.com/Advance-Aut...r-20oz-bottle/
DAG that's a great price.. thanks for the tip I'll use it in 3000 miles


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Suggest you stock up now. That's why I bought two.
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Suggest you stock up now. That's why I bought two.
Genius Printed..will take to the store tomorrow. Great idea, thank you.


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she will get addicted to it now.


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she will get addicted to it now.
Maybe.. but at least it's going towards a good cause


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Jeff, I have heard of drinking the kool-aid, nice to know you drink the Techron! Do we need to stage an intervention for you?
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Well at least we know there's no carbon buildup on the injectors! LOL!
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Getting back to the original question...... My 320 has less than 18,000 mile and should be pretty close in performance to a new car. A well running car should do 0-60 in 7-7.5 secs, 1/4 mile in 14's and 93-98 mph. When I got the car, I felt it performed about the same as my Bluetec turbo diesel, and the numbers bear out my conclusion. You are going to be in the same league as a BMW Z3 3.0 etc. It is not a slow car, but not a stoplight monster either. That is what the SLK32 was/is.
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