djos wrote: ↑
Tue May 04, 2021 11:55 pm
Just_a_fan wrote: ↑
Tue May 04, 2021 4:21 pm
RZS10 wrote: ↑
Tue May 04, 2021 4:07 pm
Such a trip is theoretically doable in one go with one driver, easily doable with two drivers in roughly 12h if you don't drive like a twat - it really shows how most of those cars aren't viable for long journeys yet.
Assuming one wants/needs to do the journey in one long 12 hour slog. Let's face it, most people don't.
10-12 Hour drives here in Australia are considered short. That's just an easy drive from Melbourne to Adelaide (~800kms), or Melbourne to Sydney (~900kms); we do both frequently to visit family.
Try driving from Melbourne to Perth (~3,500kms), that's ~38 hours if you drove non-stop, with multiple drivers! Slightly less is Melbourne to Brisbane (~1,800kms) at "only" 18 Hours if you drove non-stop, with multiple drivers.
Yeah, that Melbourne to Brisbane run (in <19 hours solo - stopping only for refuelling - car & me)
I've been 'forced' to do, fairly recently, (due to C-19 exigency) with Australia's ludicrous 100/110
Km/h (avidly enforced) max-speed limits ( but I was happy to 'shadow' local drivers, maybe 'bout
2/300 metres back, as they were regularly prepared to travel at ~130 Km/h on good 'back' roads).
My petrol M-B cruises effortlessly/economically/comfortably at such a pace*,
with a range such that only a few brief stops over that distance are actually required,
& were urgency-wise, dictated more by my own essential needs, than the Merc's...
*Its perfectly evident that a design which was intended to handle much higher speeds
in Euro-zone takes such 'piddling' pace well within its stride, if only really feeling 'active'
at higher speeds, while still ensconcing its occupants in confident comfort, 'Naturlisch!'.
We are standing on the toes of Hobbits. So wear safety boots.