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Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Wagon
Jul 20, 2006 (11:01 am)
I have averaged 21.4 over the last 7000 miles. Have 11.5k on the odo. I have clocked 24.5mpg on a 600 highway trip this spring, and regularly do between 22-23 mpg on shorter highway trips.
Very pleased with the numbers, given the size of the car,\.
#5 of 23 Re: Mercedes-Benz R-Class:MPG-Real World Numbers [pf_flyer]
Oct 25, 2006 (12:45 pm)
Most of my driving is done in the city and I've averaged 16.8 mpg. We did take a trip to Toronto and on the way back, we decided to see how well it performed at high speeds. At 65 mph, we were getting aprox. 20.2 mpg; 80 mph it was 22 mpg and around 110-115 mpg around 21.6. Odd that I got better mileage at 80 than 65 considering I don't have air suspension which lowers the body at high speeds.
#6 of 23 19.6 mostly city R350 with 7K miles
Mar 02, 2007 (3:39 pm)
I got 23 on the turnpike 200 milesI'm really happy with the mpg. My C-class got 22-23, so considering the size, it's awesome. Hey what are you R diesels getting?
#7 of 23 Super or Regular
May 16, 2007 (5:52 pm)
Does any one put regular gas in a 350? Dealer is telling me I must use Super???
Mike in NJ
#8 of 23 Re: 19.6 mostly city R350 with 7K miles [pinerivergal]
Jan 20, 2008 (8:47 pm)
We've got 2 r350s. Both average 20.2 or so mpg after the first year. Completely trouble-free. We're extremely surprised at how efficient they've been. My previous cars (nissan Armada and Honda Odyssey) averaged 11.5 and 19mpg.
#9 of 23 24 mpg highway cruiser.
Feb 17, 2008 (6:16 pm)
In town stop and go short trips 17-18 mpg.
But this is a cruiser! It loves freeways. 70 miles per hour = 24 mpg for 4 hour trips on freeway. This is a huge vehicle for such a modest thirst.
#10 of 23 Re: 24 mpg highway cruiser. [paxnrth]
Feb 17, 2008 (7:20 pm)
2008 R350 2WD, about 3000miles now and i only really drive in the city. avg 15.6 mpg. i have a heavy foot and drive it in S mode. on the rare occasion we take it on the highway, it avg over 22 mpg easy. i expected better.
#11 of 23 cdi mpg
Feb 18, 2008 (11:21 am)
I have driven the R320 cdi for a year now. On the highway it excels at mpg - 25-26 while loaded down (including a roof cargo box) and going quite fast. I don't remember seeing anything below 20. Around town - in the C mode I get 21-22. I have trouble seeing out of it while backing, but it's quite the "touring" car.
#12 of 23 Re: cdi mpg [wopel]
Sep 12, 2008 (7:24 pm)
6 week old CDI is getting about 23 with a KD box.
I expect that to go up after a year. I am not light on the pedal either.
Sep 17, 2008 (9:38 am)
I have had my 06 for two weeks now, and I'm kind of freaking. I don't drive that much (thank God), but I went from a Chrysler Pacifica (don't laugh, I loved the Pacifica...never a problem) so I was used to that. I never figured out what I was getting in the Pacifica, but it must have been damned good, because I'm a little peeved with the R350 Tank. I thought, because it was very much like the Pacifica (minus the 4-wd), it would be very similar in gas mileage. Gulp (no pun intended). I was a little taken aback. I have had to fill up twice since getting it. As I said, it's only been two weeks. I filled the Pacifica up twice a month, if I drove a lot. So, it's a huge diff. I am bummed out.