More than 38 percent of all new Mercedes cars sold in Europe consume fewer than 6.5 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres. And one in five new Mercedes-Benz cars has a fuel consumption of no more than around five litres per 100 kilometres. Mercedes-Benz currently offers a total of eleven passenger-car models whose average consumption is between just 4.9 and 6.5 litres per 100 kilometres.
In 2006, around 34 percent of all Mercedes customers in Germany opted for a new car with a fuel consumption of below 6.5 litres per 100 kilometres. Around 18 percent of German customers chose a model which consumes no more than five litres per 100 kilometres. Mercedes-Benz is the only premium brand to offer such an extensive range of low-consumption models, including compact cars, sports tourers, saloons and coupés.
The A 160 CDI is the most fuel-efficient Mercedes model of all, with a combined fuel consumption of 4.9 to 5.2 litres per 100 kilometres (depending on tyre size). Boasting an output of 60 kW/82 hp, the compact car has a range of up to 1100 kilometres on a single tank of fuel (54 litres). Mercedes-Benz also offers executive models that can achieve a fuel consumption of around 6 litres per
100 kilometres in the shape of the E 200 CDI and the E 220 CDI. The four-cylinder saloons (with an output of 100 kW/136 hp and 125 kW/170 hp respectively) consume a mere 6.3 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres and, on a full tank (65 litres), can cover in excess of 1000 kilometres. If the optional 80-litre fuel tank is ordered, the range of the CDI saloons is extended to over 1250 kilometres, equivalent to driving from Berlin to Florence.
The amount of fuel consumed by the four-cylinder CDI engines in the C-Class is reduced by a further 0.3 litres per 100 kilometres. In the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), the new C 200 CDI and C 220 CDI models post a fuel-consumption figure of just 6.1 litres per 100 kilometres.