Try setting off in 2nd gear and see what you think Graham.Originally posted by GrahamC230K
What kind of hell is having to start in 2nd gear?
Originally posted by Shude
Try setting off in 2nd gear and see what you think Graham.
1st gear tends to be a bit twitchy in most cars, more so with powerful ones. Setting off in 2nd gear adds that touch of class and smoothness you expect from a quality MB.
Originally posted by andy_k
I always thought that the second gear take off was to do with the cars complying with some form of emisions regulations - nothing to do with smoothness/performance.
Of course I could be wrong
Originally posted by Paul64
I believe the reason this is held on when the engine is cold is to heat up the catalyst more quickly in the exhaust.