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Old 02-27-2019, 04:58 PM
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My GLE63 recently made it past the break in period, so I made the choice to do a few launches in Sport+ to see what the car has to offer. However, when shifting in the higher RPM areas (5000-5500)ish from 1st to 2nd gear, the car jolts like mad and feels like some invisible force shoved it from behind. Anyone else have this issue or have a clue as to what is going on? Thanks!
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Old 02-27-2019, 08:41 PM
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Funny I have never yet tried full accel...with winter and all...could you maybe have hit the rev limited ? Have you tried shifting manually ?
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Old 02-28-2019, 10:53 AM
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It does the same thing in manual mode, and no, I haven't hit the limiter. Everything is warmed up, and it's only the transition from 1st to 2nd at a high RPM that causes that jolt; every other gear change at a high RPM is perfectly fine.
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Mine does that too - its normal (for the coupe, not sure about the normal SUV). It's basically like a huge gunshot going off. I am planning on maybe doing an X pipe to replace the stock resonators but I don't want to lose the hard bangs every time it shifts.

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Wait really? That's really odd... Do you have any idea why that's the case?
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Funny I have never yet tried full accel...with winter and all...could you maybe have hit the rev limited ? Have you tried shifting manually ?
It is the way AMG tuned the transmission in the coupe.
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Very interesting. I thought the 1st-2nd jerk was a broken transmission, but from what I've seen now it seems appropriate to set aside any paranoia. Thanks for your responses!
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Mine does it as well. Hard acceleration in first and second feels like someone put a big boot to its behind. I noticed in traffic when the transmission loads up around 2000 rpm and hovers for a few seconds for whatever reason it'll do a smaller shove too before upshifting. No big thing. At least it's not in the shop every other week like the C63S was. This thing is built like a tank.
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That's reassuring to hear, thanks for your input! Also sorry to hear about the issues your C63S is having.

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