2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long-Term Road Test

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250: We Found a Semi-Useful Display

March 11, 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you'll know that the fuel economy of our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 is a hot topic. We're continually striving to improve it. Well, some of us are. I've been driving it for a few days in the default Eco mode, both the transmission setting as well as the auto stop-start functions.

Looking to see if there was anything more I could adjust to eke out better fuel economy, I found this Eco Display tucked a few screens deep in the instrument panel. Huh. I coasted a lot, accelerated a little less, and hardly ever went a constant speed. The result is a "76% Since Start." I assume 100% would be best. I'll keep trying.

Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor

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