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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited September 2014 in Mercedes-Benz

image2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long-Term Road Test

Here is the proper engine break-in procedure for a 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250.

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Comments

  • vvkvvk Posts: 193
    WOW, this is by far the most stringent break in procedure I have ever seen!

    No downshifting for engine breaking? I don't think I have ever heard of this before.
  • At least they allow for a normal max speed. I typically keep my break-ins at 55 or below (I always stay in the right lane on highways to avoid getting flipped off)
  • I wonder if e-mode prevents any of those events from occurring? The hardest to hold to must be the one about not manually down shifting--thaqt's just habit.
  • i have my doubts most customers still do this
  • I was under the impression (from a long ago Kevin Cameron article in now-defunct Cycle magazine) that some engine braking was useful for break-in.
  • If the engine breaks when you downshift you are doing it wrong. Please advise your spell checker (or is it chequer?) about breaking and braking. I thought this car had an automatic? What is this manual downshifting all about? If you are driving a car in break-in mode, you won't be going fast enough to need engine braking in addition to the brakes.
  • Interestingly, driving in E mode is pretty much a must during highway travel anyway. In Sport (S) mode, you can't access 7th gear -- 6th is as high as it will go. Of course, there is a third option: manual mode. --Erin
  • fordson1fordson1 Posts: 1,512
    If this thing has rev-matching on upshifting and downshifting, the technically it's not engine-braking even if you downshift manually.
  • @fordson1 Even with a matched shift you may be are slowing the car against the compression at significant revs = engine braking.
  • iodeiode Posts: 5
    Broken the 1k break in period not long ago. It's time to explore my options for fun with Sport and Manual. :)
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