2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG: Deep Reserves
April 2, 2014
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!
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