BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jul 2012
Vehicle: CLK 270 2003
Location: Lancashire England
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Commom rail diesel injection. I'm thinking you are right. This is my first diesel, I have much to learn. Speeds I was driving would probably vary between 80 mph on motorway to 50 / 60 mph on what were pretty good A roads. Not much stop-start stuff which kills the economy figures. I drove from Chicago to Burlington Illinois in a hire car about 8 years ago. Good roads, but the Feds seemed to be everywhere so had to stick to the speed limits.
80 to 90 mpg ? I know how to drive like a tart, you ain't getting that mileage out of a Merc of our ilk.
If you're travelling those distances you need a bit of comfort, do you do that regularly? I know you guys have to travel long distances. Must be frustrating not being able to open up the engine, we can normally get away with 80 to 90mph before we see the blue flashing lights (on motorways).
Metric gallon is 4.5 litres , imperial is a tad less eh!
Anyway, driving normally now. Mpg down to mid 40s. Can't resist playing with the corsa kids who think they are bad.