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Yea, with the original 450s having a Mercedes turbocharged engine I would be a little disappointed that they're not going back to using their own turbo engine, but just the DSG transmission would be enough for me. Also got to try out a 2013 while my 08 was in for service, it definitely doesn't have the bob when it shifts that the older ones do, according to the sales rep the new ones have different programming, and more, as he said it support for the front and rear suspension and the engine. But man just think of it, if they put a DSG transmission in our cars now, not even turbo'd just the shifting time would make the 0-60 from 14ish to probably around 6-7 seconds :eek:
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Whatever the changes are for the 453 the car will be very different overall from the current 451. As long as the curb weight and horsepower/torque are roughly the same as the 451, changing the transmission will not produce sub 8 second 0 to 60 times (IMHO, of course.)
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I hate this forvision forum appearing at the top of the web page for smart electric drive subforum, I always have to scroll past this old useless subforum.

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Wont a mod hear my cries?
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