W203 shifting at 2000 rpm and then dropping down to roughly 800 - 1000rmp

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by niketpatel71, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. niketpatel71

    niketpatel71 Active Member

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    Is this normal in any gear revs hit 2000rpm before gear shifts upwards. Even when starting the car. Once the new gear has been reached revs suddenly drop. When putting foot down around 60 mph rpm hit near redline before upshift and then shift much quicker after. This normal?
     
  2. bigfatjim

    bigfatjim Banned

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    Just a wild stab in the dark, but is this your first automatic? :eek:

    Gera change in automatics depends on several factors, If you accelerate gently gearchanges will be at lower revs than if you accelerate hard. The red line you refer to sounds like you have floored the accelerator, in which case it will kick down into a lower gear (or two) to get maximum power so it will rev much higher before changing up.
     
  3. Adam230K

    Adam230K MB Enthusiast

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    Completely normal automatic gearbox behaviour.
     

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