Mercedes-benz SL 550 5.5 Petrol E7 Fuel Consumption & Efficiency

SL 550 from Mercedes-benz is a Two-seater car with a 5.5 L petrol engine.
It has eight cylinders and uses regular unleaded gasoline.
It is equipped with the Electronic automatic gearbox.
Transmission: 7-speed gearbox

Fuel consumption test for Mercedes-benz SL 550

This car was tested both in a city and on a highway.

Fuel consumption in L / 100km

City: 15.6 liters per 100 km
Highway: 9.7 liters per 100 km

Fuel consumption in miles / gallon

City: 18 MPG
Highway: 29 MPG

Average fuel consumption for this car is 23.5 MPG (12.7 liters per 100 km).

Is this car economical and environmentally friendly?

This factor is measured by the value of CO2 per kilometer (car releases CO2 to the atmosphere). If the value is small than yes, car is economical. If it’s big (above 300) than it will cause high petrol costs.
In case of SL 550 5.5 CO2 emission is 288 grams per kilometer.
This is an expensive car to run. You might end up visiting gas stations more often than you’d like. If you want to save on gas you should be careful with a gas pedal.

Yearly fuel expenses for SL 550

If you drive 20 000 kilometers a year (that’s 12 427 miles) and spend half of that time in town while other half on open road you will end up burning 2580 liters of fuel.
Multiply 2580 with a fuel price and you will end up with a yearly fuel cost. It would be around 2967 $ if you are in Canada and year is 2012 (that’s when and where this tests were performed).


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