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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Sedan, Wagon
Jun 12, 2006 (6:16 pm)
I have a 2006 C230 Sport with about 2,700 miles on it now. I do strictly around town driving and no highway or at least so far. I clocked it 3 times. First time 20.5. The 2nd time, 20.43. Third time 19.2. The stopping and starting is a killer.The computer will show up over 25 mpg at times and then before it is over, it will be showing 18 or lower with all of the start and stop traffic. I think this is what Mercedes says it will do so am pleased as that was what I was expecting. I will take it on a long trip at the end of the year and hopefully will see it get closer to 30 mpg. I am keeping up with it with the current tank so will see if it holds the pattern. It seems to be getting slightly better but it might be my imagination.
#4 of 16 2006 C280 mileage
Jun 13, 2006 (9:25 am)
I'm getting 19-20 regularly in city/suburban driving. I'm getting 27ish on the highway
Jun 30, 2006 (2:42 pm)
Lowest ever 23.0
Computer (it's accurate)
City (21 to 22)
Hwy 75mph all interstate - 27.5
Hwy 60 mph around 30
All better than I hoped for when I bought it and better
than EPA ratings of 20/25.
#6 of 16 06 230 sport mileage
Oct 29, 2006 (7:57 am)
My 06 has 37,500 miles. With 60% highway driving I average 26-28 mpg. I haven't reset the overall mpg setting on the computer. It indicates 27.4 mpg since new. On all-highway trips the mpg has been 30-31.5.
#7 of 16 Re: Mercedes-Benz C-Class: MPG-Real World Numbers [pf_flyer]
Dec 19, 2006 (3:26 pm)
I just got a 2002 C230K SportCoupe, and I'm averaging about 27 hwy, 16 city. I'm no leadfoot - any ideas why my city mileage is so low? The car only has 41.5k on it, so no way it could need new plugs yet.
#8 of 16 Mid-Grade Gas
Feb 16, 2007 (4:12 pm)
I just purchased a 2001 C320. Has anyone tried regular or midgrade gas? I talked to a local owner of a 2003 and he said he used mid-grade with no problems, and even regular worked O<, but mpg was reduced.
#9 of 16 Gas Mileage
Feb 17, 2007 (10:58 pm)
I live downtown and mostly drive downtown. I see on average 20.4 or so.
Feb 22, 2007 (6:57 pm)
i have an 04 C32, and about 75% highway miles. I avg about 21 mpg. The best I got on the freeway was 27.0.
I'm not bragging or complaining
May 06, 2007 (1:07 pm)
For my trip back & forth SF-LA:
With the average speed 70~75 (calculated by the meter, though I always driving at 80 on I-5 and 75-80 on 101), the best MPG I had is 27.3 when driving on I-5, and a bit less on 101 owing to too much hill going up and down, thus I got 26.6.
During city/hwy mix mode, it's around 21~22, depends on the traffic situation.
#12 of 16 2001 C240 six speed
May 21, 2007 (10:31 am)
C240 never recorded below 20 mpg in town in runs of five miles. But these were easy runs. Highest recorded on Hwy was 32 on a 190 mile trip with AC off. Overall the computer recorded 23+, never reset. I still feel the tank was way too small and this made me nervous looking for stations trying to get out of dodge when hurricanes hit. I had to carry two 2 1/2 containers of gas in the trunk which is no way cool since gas stations are soon out or the stations are closed. You need a car that will go 450 miles and have reserve left to get out of Florida. I have a C230 now plus another car I will evacuate with. I'll leave the C230 to fare for it's self.