Date registered: Jun 2011
Vehicle: 2003 SLK32 AMG
Location: Cape Town South Africa
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Good question B22B, it requires careful record keeping, (in some countries perhaps for income tax purposes).
In my case I monitored the fuel consumption very accurately throughout 2011, (though I only drove about 5000km that year and don't drive it particularly hard) and have checked it periodically since. Both around town and on open-road trips.
Best I can tell 10.8 L/100km is what I get overall, or 21.8 mpg US, 26.2 mpg Imperial. My car is bog-standard, I like it that way and I agree that's a pretty good figure for a performance car.
PS. B22B thanks for the paddle shifter suggestion, it would be better than auto for sure but it still leaves me without a clutch. Call me pedantic but a high-performance 2-seat sports car is no place for an auto box. Anathema.
Last edited by OberonB; 12-10-2012 at 01:29 PM.