Fuel Economy Update for January - 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Long-Term Road Test
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2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG: Fuel Economy Update for January

February 4, 2014

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

The good news this month? We're still topping EPA mileage ratings by a wide margin in our 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG.

The bad news? Our overall average is falling.

Yes, believe it or not, our twelve-cylinder, 604-horsepower, 4,600-pound luxury coupe is not the most fuel efficient means of travel. It continues to be quite luxurious, however, and that's pretty much the name of the game when it comes to this car.

Worst Fill MPG: 9.8
Best Fill MPG: 19.6
Average Lifetime MPG: 14.6
EPA MPG Rating: 13 (11 city/18 highway)
Best Range: 408.7 miles
Current Odometer: 59,440 miles

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 59,440 miles


Comments

  • legacygt legacygt Posts:

    Is it common for a fuel gauge to have the full tank indicated by a fraction? "1/1" seems a little silly to me. And wait, what does "R" mean?

  • legacygt legacygt Posts:

    Is it common for a fuel gauge to have the full tank indicated by a fraction? "1/1" seems a little silly to me. And wait, what does "R" mean?

  • sharpend sharpend Posts:

    1/1 and R. That's the way Germans have been doing it for years. R is for Reserve - you still have x amount of fuel left when you hit R.

  • sharpend sharpend Posts:

    1/1 and R. That's the way Germans have been doing it for years. R is for Reserve - you still have x amount of fuel left when you hit R.

  • evodad evodad Posts:

    on the bright side you're beating the epa average

  • evodad evodad Posts:

    on the bright side you're beating the epa average

  • ajac03 ajac03 Posts:

    @legacygt. Makes complete sense to me, but it's still a little goofy haha. I've honestly never seen that before, then again I've never driven a mercedes.

  • legacygt legacygt Posts:

    It looks like the fuel gauge on the CLA reads "0," "1/2" and "1." I think that's clearer than this.

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