Deep Reserves - 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Long-Term Road Test

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2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG: Deep Reserves

April 2, 2014

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

Range anxiety. I hate it. I got in our 2005 Mercedes CL65 AMG the other day and the fuel gauge, at a quick glance, looked as though it was run to empty. Ugh. As I shifted into conservative driving mode, my immediate fears proved unfounded.

Just as the needle kissed the bottom white tick mark, an amber bar extended just past it. It's got a slightly hidden reserve in the gauge itself. Hooray!

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

I decided to fill up when I got closer to the office, since I knew there was a convenient gas station right around the corner. Once filled up, the reserve-bar light went dark. Considering that the CL65 has only been averaging 14.2 mpg and had a worst tank of 6.5 mpg, this is a pretty smart feature.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 61,455 miles


  • evodad evodad Posts:

    No comment on how much fuel it took versus tank size?

  • emajor emajor Posts:

    Considering this car can hardly get through a tank of gas without a ride on a flatbed, I'd say worrying about its range under its own power is a moot point.

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