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Fuel reserve tank

Anyone know how much fuel reserve the 500 has? My light just came on and I'm curious as to if I can make it to my 'prefered' station, which is about a 30 minute drive. I know my 123 diesel has a pretty large reserve tank but I don't have a manual for my sec.
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The light comes on when you have about 12 liters, or ~3.2 gallons of fuel left in the tank.

Should be plenty for 30 minutes of driving.

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Is that 12L figure standard across all fuel tank sizes?

My 560SEC has an 80L tank.

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Is that 12L figure standard across all fuel tank sizes?

My 560SEC has an 80L tank.

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I believe 90 liters was the standard fuel tank size for the w126.

Talbir has a rare optional 75 liter tank in one of his cars.

I'm not sure about the diesels.

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My tank is definitely 80L!

I ran it bone dry during one of my business trips and 80L is all it would hold!

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