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I am a new owner of this vehicle, my first Mercedes.

I have the automatic transmission & Hard-top. At 80MOH I am ruinning 4000 RPM. It feels as if I need another gear. I can only feel 3 shifts when accellerating hard. Is that correct?

Thanks. :p
 

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You have a 4 speed automatic and yes, that would be three shifts. The SL is a heavy car, being propelled by a small inline 6, so the revs are gonna be high. The engine is fine, Mercedes engines from that era are happy at 4000 rpm.
 

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SWEET!

Thanks.

Makes me feel a little better.

Do you have any suggestions on web sites or publications to learn more about the car?
 
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