Gold nine

CAR (UK) - - Gi­ant Test Diesel Es­tates -

The only way to ex­tract go from a 2.0-litre tur­bod­iesel with a power band nar­rower than Don­ald Trump’s fore­head is to em­ploy lots of gears to keep the torque on song. This Mercedes’ 9GTronic nine-speed trans­mis­sion man­ages in spades, with the bonus of im­per­cep­ti­bly smooth, hand­clap-fast shifts be­tween them.

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