C200K auto box

blueskies_6

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Hello

I've had my C200K Auto for more than a year now (52 plate with 46K miles on the clock) and have a few questions re the auto box:

The car has always been like this and I've always wondered if these things are normal.

1) When cold, it seems to hold 2nd gear for a bit, but once it changes to 3rd and after that, it is perfectly fine - even after a start from 1st.

2) The change from 1st to 2nd (only when cold and under very little throttle) seems a little hard. All the other changes are smooth and once operating temparature has been reached, it is fine.

3) Winter mode - this seems like a more comfortable drive, but as the car pulls off in 2nd, does this affect fuel consumption in town?

Many thanks in advance.

Peet
 

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Your car is perfect and normal, it holds onto the lower gears when cold to warm up the CAT quickly.

The W is a second gear start, and should be more economical, and I often use this on my SL500 as it stops the rear wheels from spinning.

You have another advantage of using W, on a hill it will not roll back as it has a sprag clutch built in
 
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Hello Malcolm

Thank you for the answer - I thought it was OK and will now be using W more.

Peet
 


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