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

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Long-Term Road Test

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2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG: Fuel Economy Update for December

January 6, 2014

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

Well, you knew this wasn't going to be the 2005 Mercedes CL65's finest hour. After about 1,700 miles in our care, our newest/oldest long-term car is averaging 15.8 mpg. That's pretty terrible, but that's also nearly 3 better than the EPA's combined estimate of 13 mpg.

Of course, most of those miles were put on during the 19.6-mpg trip back from Reno and an all-highway road trip I took to the Grand Canyon where I averaged 17.7 mpg, so expect that 15 mpg to get lower in future months as the in-city miles accumulate. Scott Oldham's tank of 9.8 mpg probably won't be rare. But that's OK. If we wanted good fuel economy, we wouldn't have purchased a giant luxury coupe with a bi-turbo V12.

Worst Fill MPG: 9.8
Best Fill MPG: 19.6
Average Lifetime MPG: 15.8
EPA MPG Rating: 13 combined (11 city, 18 highway)
Best Range: 408.7
Current Odometer: 58,527

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 58,527 miles

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