Convert W211 to U.S. Gallons?

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  1. LeftBrain

    LeftBrain Member

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    Hi,

    Is it possible to change a European vehicle from Imperial to U.S. units of measure? There doesen't seem to be a setting for this in the user menu, unless it's hidden. Any ideas where the setting can be changed?

    My '03 E220 CDI has always indicated higher mileage than what I have measured. It routinely shows 50-54 MPG and I measure a respectable 37-40 MPG. The car was originally delivered in Belgium then imported to the U.S. I have set the language and the units to English but it occurs to me that an Imperial and a U.S. gallon differ by about 20%, which corresponds nicely to the MPG error that I measure.

    I'll be interested to hear your comments. TIA

    Cheers from the states. Visit Florida, USA!
     
  2. V12

    V12 MB Club Veteran

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    Star can change things like this through national coding.

    The consumption figures can also be adjusted using a correction factor if the above is not your issue.
     
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    LeftBrain

    LeftBrain Member

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    Thanks for your note V12. I'll ask the guys at MB shop to put it on STAR next time I'm over there.
     

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