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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Simon, Aug 12, 2002.

  1. Simon

    Simon Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    If your thinking of buying a Mercedes this may interest you.

    You fill it up when the fuel light comes on - about £42.00 on this occasion. Note zero on trip meter.
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    Then you drive it around for over 450 miles until the fuel light comes on again.

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    During this time there were usually 4 persons onboard, aircon working hard, and a variety of road types. Not too bad me thinks. What are you getting?

    Oh, and I do know this is not the most powerful Mercedes ever, but it suits me, and it's still a Mercedes.
     
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  2. jimmy

    jimmy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Yep, mine does about the same, slightly more on a long trip and obviously less when bumbling around town.

    I am very pleased with it, I did have my heart set on a C250TD but couldn't really afford a decent, low milage, fairly new one so settled on a C180 instead. I do about 25K-30K miles a year, and at the moment unleaded is much cheaper than diesel so I figured there was not much of an economical  advantage to having a diesel.

    Interesting to see you have an ecotek fitted, I tried one and it did nothing good for my car, see my other posting!

    I am considering doing away with the viscous fan and fitting an electric Kenlowe fan in it's place. Kenlowe claim an increase in power and mpg as the fan is not needed for 96% of the time. Anybody done this and is it worth it?
     
  3. Maff

    Maff Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    CL500, 5.0 litre V8 as follows:

    Motorway crusing at 85mph - 25 to 26 mpg
    Arround town - 21mpg
    In a rush - 16 to 18 mpg

    Not bad I think. &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>
     
  4. BaldGuy

    BaldGuy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Around 330 miles from my C240... Better than what I was used to with the 4.0 Jeep...
     
  5. fuzzer

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    I get about &nbsp;280/90 ish out a full tank . 100% town driving with the ac on all the time.
     
  6. Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    HOW THE ####?<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'>


    I get about 250-75 miles on a tank :/
     
  7. pnsji

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    for my C36, I got about 150 miles.......
    when I drove it hard, maybe less than 100 miles....
     
  8. BaldGuy

    BaldGuy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Ouch and just to think that I am lookin at a C43 next.....

    By the looks of you C180 boys my V6 does good mileage compared to you guys....

    Mine is all mixed driving as well...
     
  9. mike c200

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    vinny

    for that you must drive SLOW and don't floor your car al the time


    mike
     
  10. Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (mike c200 @ Aug. 12 2002,22:54)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">vinny

    for that you must drive SLOW and don't floor your car al the time


    mike</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    ahhhh - that's what I am doing wrong!!!

    remember I only have a 4sp transmission
     
  11. Billy

    Billy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Best 18 worst 9 Average 13

    Good fun though,

    My previous C43 averaged between 20 - 25 which I thought was good.
     
  12. BaldGuy

    BaldGuy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Billy,

    What was the C43 really like???
    Was it quick??
    Is is that a stupid question and would you reccomend getting one??
     
  13. Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    I bet the ML55 eats the C43 for breakie
     
  14. Billy

    Billy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    had the C43 for 18 months 30k miles &amp; only sold it because I was offered a new shape C32. It turned out to be the worst car (C32) I ever had &amp; I have now (9 months later) sold it!

    Any way, IMHO if you get the chance buy a C43, great fun even better exhaust note, car used to scare me every morning just by starting it up.
     
  15. Mark300SL

    Mark300SL 1962-2010. Gone, but not forgotten.

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    £50 to fill it up - good for 330 miles around town/commuting with A/C on
    440 miles on a run - but I never let it get too low, as soon as it drops below 1/4 tank I'm looking for a petrol station! it probably does loads more miles but I'm not brave enough to risk it yet.

    66 litres =14.5 gallons = @22mpg round town and about 30mpg on a run at a constant 75mph ish. - pretty good for roof down on the motorway

    I've just used the figures from the last 2 weeks and a trip I made on sat/sun so they are recent and accurate

    I can live with those figures for a heavy, old, 4sp, 3.0 12v car......though I did get a lot less for the first couple of days until I realised it was never going to go like a V8 <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>

    Mark
     
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    My car rarely gets above 3000rpm so, im never using more than 50% of the engine ....


    Our E220 CDI est Averages about 42mpg over 11k and thats loaded all the time with stuff.
     
  17. Big Ed

    Big Ed Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Get up to around 34mpg out of my C280 on a run, around 23mpg round town - a lot less if I'm in a hurry&#33<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>

    Actually tend to get far better economy from the C280 than I used to get with my C240, as I found the 240 needed quite a lot more revs on the dial to make rapid progress compared to the 280

    Ed.
     
  18. Shude

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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Big Ed @ Aug. 13 2002,09:07)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">...needed quite a lot more revs on the dial to make rapid progress compared...</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    That's why the c230k is a lot more fuel efficient than the c180, not only is the fuel/air mix different thanks to the supercharger but the revs won't be as high for the same sort of speeds/driving so it's not having to work as hard to get the same output.

    You'd think after all those plus points I'd get some decent gas/mileage but I get about 350 miles per tank, non motorway daily commute. &nbsp;The previous owner reckoned he got 400 miles out of a tank but that's gotta be b*llocks unless he drove like a funeral director <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
  19. Fudger

    Fudger Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Just got back from France and covered 1400 miles at an average of 24.5mpg. This was with a lot of very high speed motorway miles (cruise control on at 110mph). The car was fully loaded with the wife, 2 kids and a boot full of heavy luggage.

    Generally though, in the last 4000 miles of mixed driving I have averaged about 21mpg.

    This is in my CLK430 (4.3 V8).

    My previous car was C240 Sport and I agree totally with Big Ed. Needed revs so got 25 to 30 mpg. Liked the car though!
     
  20. jimmy

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    Just got back from a long trip up north, half on motorway rest on A roads and country roads, &nbsp;filled up tank when I left and again just before I got home.

    Total miles 411
    Fuel cost £39.52 about 11.5 gals.
    Total MPG was 35.7 <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>

    I don't hang about on the motorways but see little point in flooring it at every junction. I have grown out of my boy racer days! I reckon you grow back into it though in your late thirties!!!! Is it true? Got a few years to go yet.
     

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