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1999 E300 TD fuel economy

We purchased a well-cared for 99 E300 turbodiesel about a month ago. It has 214,000 kms. It had one owner who always had it serviced at the dealer. After about 3000 kms of mixed city and highway driving we are getting about 11 litres/100km. I note that the EPA website (Fuel Economy) gives this car a rating of 9 litres/100km (26 mpg) for mixed driving and the self-reported ratings average 7.9 (range 6.7 to 9.8). The only problem we have noticed is that the transmission doesn't like to shift into and out of 4th sometimes. Otherwise it is a joy to drive. What could be the reason for our poor fuel economy?
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