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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Gnil:
    RC:
    Gnil:

    Looks good for a family car indecision So you are saying you prefer the diesel engine over the petrol ?

    The Diesel probably feels more powerful...and costs less to drive (fuel cost).

    I just don't like diesels . I made the mistake with my Q7 . It is nice at the beginning but very quickly you get over the first '' good'' impression . I do not like the short rev span , nor the way the torque is delivered, nor the lag , nor the sound !  2nd time I got caught by the diesel ...... hopefully I will never fall for that anymore 

    The SQ7 is pretty nice but if Audi would make a RSQ7 with the 605 hp V8 from the RS6, I would love it. 

    My wife had a X3 35d with 313 hp. Pretty impressive torque and acceleration but on the Autobahn, it was horrible. 

    In general, I'm not a fan of turbo engines anymore. The only one I liked (a bit) is the 488 Biturbo V8 but other than that, no thanks. Even the RS6 engine wasn't that great with that typical turbo lag and torque build-up.

    I just hope that at some point, someone comes up with a technology which eliminates that turbo lag and "exploding" torque buildup completely, to "simulate" a n/a engine.


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Gnil:

    Looks good for a family car indecision So you are saying you prefer the diesel engine over the petrol ?

    No, the  other way around. I much prefer the petrol for its character, noise and (slightly) better performance. That said, the D3 isn't far behind on performance and consumes 50% of the B3. I just returned home from the dealer in South of France, I had to stop 3x to refuel (only 55 liter tank) which is irritating. In the diesel I just about managed the same route with 1 stop.

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    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E / 2003 BMW M3 CSL (sold) / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2014 BMW-Alpina B3 biturbo Touring Allrad

     


    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    How can you consume 14.4 ltr/100km on the heavily regulated and speed controlled french/swiss highways? .... and how can you manager 133km/h average speed angry


    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Lars997:

    How can you consume 14.4 ltr/100km on the heavily regulated and speed controlled french/swiss highways? .... and how can you manager 133km/h average speed angry

    SmileySmiley


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Excellent baby transport this 500E, it seems the V8 puts babies to sleep!

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    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E / 2003 BMW M3 CSL (sold) / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2014 BMW-Alpina B3 biturbo Touring Allrad


    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    kisskisskiss


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Already trying to strike a pose: left arm a bit higher, right foot firmly planted! (cool)

    Bleifuß like dad?


    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Cute baby!


    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Great photo ! kiss


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    I'm happy to see that you kept that E500 and that the gorgeous little one enjoys it is out of question kiss


    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Porker:

    Excellent baby transport this 500E, it seems the V8 puts babies to sleep!

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    You'd be surprised...the louder, the better (= the faster they go to sleep). Smiley

    What a cutie... Smiley Smiley


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    @Lars couldn't say goodbye yet, awesome car... oldies have a way of finding their way to your heart much more than modern cars do.

    @Duckie You bet he does! ;)

    @RC indeed it seems there more the car gives the sensation of driving and moving, the better they like it. Although I doubt he'd last long in the RS. :)


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    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E / 2003 BMW M3 CSL (sold) / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2014 BMW-Alpina B3 biturbo Touring Allrad


    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Porker:

    @Lars couldn't say goodbye yet, awesome car... oldies have a way of finding their way to your heart much more than modern cars do.

    @Duckie You bet he does! ;)

    @RC indeed it seems there more the car gives the sensation of driving and moving, the better they like it. Although I doubt he'd last long in the RS. :)

    No, no...seriously. He will love the RS. Try it (not too fast of course...that little head is too fragile yet), he will sleep like a baby. Smiley Smiley


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    RC:
    Porker:

    Excellent baby transport this 500E, it seems the V8 puts babies to sleep!

    1486055889440IMG_0396.JPG

    You'd be surprised...the louder, the better (= the faster they go to sleep). Smiley

    What a cutie... Smiley Smiley

    You were right RC, he loves it. Smiley

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    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E / 2003 BMW M3 CSL (sold) / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2014 BMW-Alpina B3 biturbo Touring Allrad


    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Of course... kiss My daughter had her best naps in my (very loud) 996 Turbo RS-Tuning.

    Btw: Porsche doesn't officially "approve" baby seats in the shells but what the heck...I did that too. indecision angry


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Love taking this one to get croissants on Sunday. blush

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    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E / 2003 BMW M3 CSL (sold) / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2014 BMW-Alpina B3 biturbo Touring Allrad

     


    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Didnt you sell it?


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Couldn't bring myself to let it go. 😔


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Porker:

    Couldn't bring myself to let it go. 😔

    SmileySmiley


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Porker:

    Love taking this one to get croissants on Sunday. blush

    Croissants? Is that a code word for Marie? SmileySmiley


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    wink


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    With the RS gone, the semi-Porsche is allowed its spot in the house. Fills up the room quite a bit more. smiley

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    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E / 2003 BMW M3 CSL (sold) / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2014 BMW-Alpina B3 biturbo Touring Allrad

     


    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    I'm glad you kept it, it's cool.


    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Porker:

    With the RS gone, 


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    so you finally did not have to go through the pain of the inspection ? 


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Gnil:
    Porker:

    With the RS gone, 


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    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E / 2003 BMW M3 CSL (sold) / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2014 BMW-Alpina B3 biturbo Touring Allrad

     

    so you finally did not have to go through the pain of the inspection ? 

    Ok well 'gone' was maybe not the right word. It's with the dealer, they're taking it through the inspection. Manthey's CH importer provided me with all the necessary documentation, thanks for your advice on that!


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    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E / 2003 BMW M3 CSL (sold) / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2014 BMW-Alpina B3 biturbo Touring Allrad


    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    That s the most comfortable way to do it 👍


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    What a cool garage! Is this your office next to it? Love it!


    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Thanks Lars, yes it is. Looks like this from the other side:

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    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E / 2003 BMW M3 CSL (sold) / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2014 BMW-Alpina B3 biturbo Touring Allrad


    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    I don't think I've ever seen a house/garage configured like that.. pretty cool though - is there a story behind it, Frank?


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    DaveGordon:

    I don't think I've ever seen a house/garage configured like that.. pretty cool though - is there a story behind it, Frank?

    It's an old farmhouse from 1830, the part you see pictured were the stables. We split that room in two, made an office on one side and a garage on the other side so you can see whatever is parked inside.


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    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E / 2003 BMW M3 CSL (sold) / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2014 BMW-Alpina B3 biturbo Touring Allrad


     
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