Last post on Mar 19, 2009 at 6:23 PM
You are in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan, Wagon
#15 of 24 Re: Fuel Type for 2003 [steve3226]
Mar 26, 2007 (6:26 pm)
I noticed that as well on my BMW but 89 seems to be fine. If I do highway driving, I use 91 but for everyday varied use, it's mid-grade
#16 of 24 Re: Wow! I'm first ??? [navywife14]
Apr 03, 2007 (8:40 pm)
I have had a couple of minor electrical issues; right hand side rear view mirror no longer tilts down when backing up, 7 or 8 times in the last year the alarm went off when I opened the driver door when it was UNLOCKED, and I've had to replace 4 or 5 bulbs in the last 2 years. This is the 2001 E320. Of more concern is that both catalytic converters already had to be replaced, one at 48K (under warranty), the other at 86K (my money - $900), a bunch of rubber bushings in the front end were replaced at 70K under Starmark warranty, and a front wheel bearing and other parts replaced at 75K under Starmark.
I would be very concerned about owning this car in Spain, unless I had the Starmark warranty and was able to read and speak Spanish fluently...
I've been looking for a 6 passenger vehicle to replace my wife's Matrix and one that I like (but haven't driven yet) is the Mazda 5, a small minivan (microvan?). It has 3 rows of 2 seats each. I owned a Mazda a decade ago and wouldn't hesitate to take it anywhere in the world. Very reliable cars..
#17 of 24 Re: Mercedes-Benz E-Class: MPG-Real World Numbers [pf_flyer]
Apr 13, 2007 (8:37 pm)
I see that the new E550 is subject to a 1300 gas guzzler tax. Exactly what defines the amount charged and what’s the criteria for being a gas guzzler?
Also, where does this tax money go?
#18 of 24 Re: Mercedes-Benz E-Class: MPG-Real World Numbers [jimm5]
Apr 18, 2007 (9:09 am)
"I see that the new E550 is subject to a 1300 gas guzzler tax. Exactly what defines the amount charged and what’s the criteria for being a gas guzzler?
Also, where does this tax money go?"
google is your friend:
#19 of 24 Re: Wow! I'm first ??? [steve3226]
Aug 15, 2008 (3:04 am)
my e 320 4 matic is averaging 23.6 to 23.7 mpg on rural roads and my commute is 12 miles one way so the average should take into consideration that the car is used for short commute ie not a hot engine
#20 of 24 Re: Wow! I'm first ??? [navywife14]
Aug 15, 2008 (6:35 pm)
I recently traded in my 2001 E320 4MATIC wagon for a 2007 E350 Wagon. The 2001 E320 was a great family car and the pick-up was very exceptional for 4000lbs car. (0-60 in 8 sec). the ride and handling was also flawless just like the 07 model. very subtle and smooth and agile when pushed hard. The car had 110k miles on it when i gave it up and it was still running smooth and powerful (always used premium fuel and synthetic motor oil). Never had an engine problem, however there were some electronic issues. this was typical mercedes fasion, lots of electric glitches but nothing major. the brake sensors were all screwed up once and the car was would not shift out park. Another vehicle immobilizer sensor activated itself and the engine shut it self off while i was cruising at 65 mph. if this car is ment to be an around town family car with alot of utility it is perfect. if you plan to drive this car everywhere and alot it might not be the safest car as it has left me stranded multiple times (luckily in decent neighborhoods). many would argue mercedes are lemons. they arent lemons theyre just electronical lemons.
#21 of 24 Re: Fuel Mileage Report [mbbrooks]
Aug 15, 2008 (6:43 pm)
My 2007 E350 4MATIC wagon was rated at 21 hwy and 16 city by the EPA. However, i get 27 mpg while crusing anywhere from 80-100 mph and when slowing it down to about 60-65 mph, i get in the lower 30s. My previous E320 wagon used to 27 crusing at 65 and 30 crusing at 85! ???? i dont understand why the EPA rated the newer E-classes at rediculously low mpg estimates. My e350 station wagon weighs 4200 lbs and gets the same mpg as my wifes Lexus Es350 which has the same power and weighs 700 lbs less. if my wagon had the 7-speed auto instead of the 5-speed id bet i could obtain close to 35 mpg
#22 of 24 Y2K E320 4matic wagon
Aug 19, 2008 (7:23 am)
we never got more than 22 mpg on the highway or anywhere else with about 100k miles on a E320 4matic wagon, Y2K model.
#23 of 24 Forgot to check in last Spring
Sep 04, 2008 (5:49 pm)
Took another trip down to the Hatteras area from Mass. last March in my 2001 E320 and on a semi-rural highway in N. Carolina (2 or 4 lanes, speed limits from 40 to 55 except for 4 towns at 35mph) over a 180 mile run, I got 31.4 mpg.. Fantastic..!! And that was with two adults and a trunk full of luggage. But admittedly, the temperature was near perfect for a gas engine, about 62 F, and there was almost no traffic to screw up the cruise control. Who needs a Prius when you can cruise in an MB for so little gas???
#24 of 24 04 E-320
Mar 19, 2009 (6:23 pm)
From north Alabama to DesMoines to Chicago to Niagara Falls to Toronto to Altoona, PA to Columbus, OH and home. Cruised 75 - 80 on highways and did some city driving as well. 3170 miles, 29.7 mpg average for the trip. Smooth, comfortable ride.