On my 78 450sl over 1000 miles combined city highway gives 15.666 MPG. My
300DT gives me 26.435 over 1000 miles. I find due to amount of variance on
tank fill ups you can not get anything accurate on MPG so I take fuel usage
over 100 miles.
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These are thirsty cars because their engines were detuned to meet
emissions regulations - compression lowered etc. As I recall US EPA
mileage estimate was about 12 mpg / city and 16 mpg highway. "mpg" is
miles per (US) gallon.
I can routinely get around 15 mpg combined city/highway travel (about
50% each), but that's with the spark advanced as far as the manual permits.
I'm very curious how involved it would be to substitute European version
107 series cams into a USA model 450 SL to see how that would affect
mileage & performance. My understanding is that the Euro version 107's
are notoriously better performers than the USA models - particularly
compared to the California version like I drive.
'78 450 SL - 211K miles
Magnus Andreasson wrote:
On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 23:41:41 +0100, Jerry Wolfram wrote:
That's about 18 miles per Imperial gallon.
A 450SL does sound like a thirsty car anyway, to me. However, considering
that my second (and fortunately last) Daewoo Lanos was only giving me 22
to the gallon, it really doesn't sound too bad.
It's a shame that de-tuning is necessary with some cars to make them
Still, the best thing I ever did was leasing my Merc... A160 CDI (Classic
SE for those interested), 2003, giving me 43 mpg (Imperial). If it
carries on this way, it will have saved me a fortune by its "retirement"
in December 2006.
(I am forced to retire my car after 3 years but am free to lease another
one straight away.)
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Driving on the right is not an improvement, just an arbitrary decision to
sort out the variations all over Europe under the Napoleonic jackboot.
We have been driving on the left, the natural side, for at least two
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On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 22:41:41 GMT, in alt.auto.mercedes Jerry Wolfram
:I can routinely get around 15 mpg combined city/highway travel (about
:50% each), but that's with the spark advanced as far as the manual permits.
Clearly your car is possessed by the devil..
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