2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG: Fuel Economy Update for September
October 6, 2014
Our long-term 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG is just a few miles short of hitting the 70K mark, thanks to a couple of recent road trips. James Riswick took the big Merc to Oregon and back in August, racking up nearly 2,000 miles. Scott Jacobs drove it from Los Angeles to Napa Valley and back, putting another 1,000-ish miles on the odometer. That brings the CL's 10-month mileage total to 12,954 miles. So what do all these highway miles equate to when the CL65 visits the pump?
Click through to find out.
Worst Fill MPG: 9.5 mpg
Best Fill MPG: 19.6 mpg
Average Lifetime MPG: 14.6 mpg
EPA MPG Rating: 13 Combined (11 City/18 Highway)
Best Range: 408.7 miles
Current Odometer: 69,776 miles.
Eagle-eyed readers will notice the change from last month's lifetime rating of 14.5 mpg going up slightly to 14.6 mpg. Basically, not much has changed. The CL seems to be suited towards grand touring rather than city driving, so most of its mileage is accrued on long freeway stretches. With that in mind, it's not too surprising to see we're still beating the EPA combined fuel economy estimate by 1.6 mpg.
Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 69,776 miles