Originally Posted by nickm
The v6 8spd combo is a lot faster than the old 5spd v6. I also thought about waiting for the diesel. I didn't think the diesel was worth the extra 4500. Eco mode is horrible. Sport mode is great.
The 5 speed works absolutely beautifully with the crd because it's torque curve isn't worried with
5 gears at all , it will be very interesting how it performs with the 8 speed, remember sometimes having gears changing a lot more often can be less relaxing of a drive, 5 or 8 gears are a lot less of an issue regarding the turbo diesel when compared to the petrol v6 and v8, i paid an extra 5000 dollars and i would do it again in a heartbeat!.