Mercedes-benz SL 600 5.5 Petrol E5 Fuel Consumption & Efficiency

SL 600 from Mercedes-benz is a Two-seater car with a 5.5 L petrol engine.
It has twelve mighty powerfull cylinders and uses regular unleaded gasoline.
It is equipped with the Electronic automatic gearbox.
Transmission: 5-speed gearbox

Fuel consumption test for Mercedes-benz SL 600

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

Fuel consumption in L / 100km

City: 18.4 liters per 100 km
Highway: 11.2 liters per 100 km

Fuel consumption in miles / gallon

City: 15 MPG
Highway: 25 MPG

Average fuel consumption for this car is 20 MPG (14.8 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 600 5.5 CO2 emission is 338 grams per kilometer.
This is a Gas-Guzzler. The 12 cylinder engine is very thirsty and you might visit gas stations quite frequently.

Yearly fuel expenses for SL 600

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 3040 liters of fuel.
Multiply 3040 with a fuel price and you will end up with a yearly fuel cost. It would be around 3496 $ if you are in Canada and year is 2012 (that’s when and where this tests were performed).


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