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#101 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 01:28 AM
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Nah, could be many subtle differences in driving style, how many cars over taken, how many stops and starts etc etc

May be a fuel filter, air filter.. Sensors etc etc..

I get around 14.5 town driving per 100 k and.. On the highway down 9/100 that is outstanding in my book.

However, I'm not that concerned, if I was I would not have bought this type of car.

I just drive it.. And fuel up, whenever it need it

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However, I'm not that concerned, if I was I would not have bought this type of car.

I just drive it.. And fuel up, whenever it need it
Same here. I have yet to measure mine but I'm sure I am not getting anywhere close to 27 MPG. My Economy needle is usually pointing east/northeast.




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Well I came across a car I have been noticing in my local Craigslist lately. I just picked up 98 C280 a few months ago and love the car. (took me on my first road trip) Anyway been looking at this one and currently by reading it might make for a good DD for work and school barring a positive PP inspection of course.

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I'm amazed you guy's are getting these kind of figures. I have just filled my car up, done a 485k trip topped it back up with 68ltrs of 98 octane fuel giving me a usage of 14ltr per 100k. I was pretty happy with that

The trip was mainly cruising at 120kmph.

When I convert that it comes back at 20 miles per imperial gallon
or 17 miles per US gallon

And it is running like s Dream. what's wrong?

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There is nothing wrong.
I am getting the same thing about 15 city to 17 miles highway.
119 likes gas...

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Poundy,
There is nothing wrong.
I am getting the same thing about 15 city to 17 miles highway.
119 likes gas...

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My 97 SL320 get's a little better - 17 city and around 22 highway. Better but not a lot better when you consider you need 92 octane.
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if you are buying a M119 or M120 you don't buy it for the fuel economy. haha. they need premium. and premium being $1.33/L it is finally more affordable.

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if you are buying a M119 or M120 you don't buy it for the fuel economy. haha. they need premium. and premium being $1.33/L it is finally more affordable.
I am with you on that, if you want economy get a four cylinder LIGHT weight.
It takes a lot of gas to move 2.5 tons of weight.

The 113 engine has a better/more gears tranny, rpm are lower= less fuel.

JRE32,
Yes on a six cylinder you get better millage, that is in low speeds, over a 100mph,it uses about the same as a V8.

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