Originally Posted by jaymanek
Beautiful but without the V8 engine its like having chips with no ketchup... just doesnt work.
Having owned 380, 420, 560 in the past & for the last 10 years a 300SE, I know the feeling.
While I wouldn't call a 300 underpowered, even with air-con, the way power is delivered is totally different to a V8, even the smallest - 380.
The 103 engine is revvy and low geared which some people feel doesn't quite suit the car, but once you get over that and give it some revs, it does shift, especially with the first gear start mod. on the transmission.
I do prefer the effortless feel and cruising ability of a V8, so maybe I might be tempted back into one again. Hard to justify a V8 to the Mrs when I moan about the general cost of living, kids, etc.