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daantjie

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6.9 Test drive by funny Yanks
« on: 19 April 2018, 09:09 AM »
Take this one with a grain of salt as the guys were hamming it up a bit much i think.  But for me the takeaway here is how the average yank still has no clue of the power and presence of the 6.9.  Most of them think you are plugging around in "grampa's old diesel Benz" until you lay the hammer down.  The look on their faces is worth the gas bill ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kjSLUgYYWE
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Re: 6.9 Test drive by funny Yanks
« Reply #1 on: 19 April 2018, 11:18 AM »


People seem to think that old Mercedes have floaty suspensions and poor handling until they ride in one.
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Re: 6.9 Test drive by funny Yanks
« Reply #2 on: 19 April 2018, 12:08 PM »
LMAO  "it has a mexican radio" says it twice!

I get lots of people ask me if several of my MB's are diesels.  None are.
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Re: 6.9 Test drive by funny Yanks
« Reply #3 on: 19 April 2018, 12:29 PM »
LMAO  "it has a mexican radio" says it twice!

I get lots of people ask me if several of my MB's are diesels.  None are.

Ja that radio bit was the cherry on top. They truly seemed impressed with the pull of the motor and how the trans shifted. There really is nothing like that firm Benz shift backed up by all that effortless torque   8)
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Re: 6.9 Test drive by funny Yanks
« Reply #4 on: 29 April 2018, 04:23 PM »
Enjoyable. They were definitely hamming it up but who cares? Looks like they enjoyed themselves and that 6.9 got a highway run.
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