1. Hunter
    June 14, 2018 @ 9:04 pm

    You don't need a tach because you'll feel the end of the power band drop off a cliff. That's how my 524td works. After 4000 rpm you're not making any more power, just more noise. If I lived in California, I'd so drive this just to get out of smog. The PVC+ drawer knob for the window crank makes me chuckle.


    • hugh crawford
      June 14, 2018 @ 9:33 pm

      The speedometer has the shift points painted on it as little orange dots. Not that you need them for upshifts but more as something to keep an eye on when you are going uphill and want to know if you have slowed down enough to shift into a lower gear. Note that the dots make so much more sense as "when to downshift" points than "when to upshift points"

      Acceleration from a standing start is best accomplished if you think of it as being powered by a gigantic flywheel that happens to have a small engine attached.

      I miss mine, killed by the Manhattan Mercedes Benz dealer over tightening the oil-filter leading to a catastrophic chain of events.


  2. Anonymous
    June 18, 2018 @ 9:57 pm

    The car is pictured in San Francisco, not Portola. Nice car


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