1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL.

The 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL runs on regular gasoline and is in the Two Seaters car class.

Whether you are considering a purchase of the car, or just wanting to find out how economical and environmentally friendly (or un-friendly) your 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL is, we have the information you need.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Get?

First off, the most commonly asked question. A 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL gets up to 14 miles per gallon in the city, and 17 miles per gallon on the highway.

The combined average MPG for the 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL is 15 miles per gallon.

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL?

The estimated fuel costs for the 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL is $4,150 per year.

That value has been estimated by government regulators based on 15,000 miles driven per year, using regular gasoline, and a split of 55% city driving and 45% highway driving.

If you were to compare a 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $9,250 more on fuel.

The 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL is also subject to the Gas Guzzler Tax, which is a federal tax on vehicles that has a combined MPG of less than 22.5.

The combined average MPG for the 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL is 15 miles per gallon, and according to the current tax for each level of MPG, you can expect to pay a tax of $4,500 per year.

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Consume?

The 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL will consume roughly 20 barrels of petroleum per year, using the standard estimate of 15,000 miles per year.

The majority of the world's petroleum is sourced from countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, and the United States.


The table below covers all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL.

City MPG 14
Highway MPG 17
Combined MPG 15
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $9,250
Gas Guzzler Tax $7,700
Fuel Cost $4,150
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 20
Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 8
Transmission Automatic 4-spd
Vehicle Class Two Seaters
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Related Mercedes-Benz Models from 1985

If you're interested in other Mercedes-Benz models from 1985, you can find them in the table below. You can click the model link to find miles per gallon and emission information for that model.

Model Combined MPG
190 20
500SEC 13
500SE 14
300SD 19
500SEC 14
190 27
500SE 14
500SEL 14
500SEL 13
300TD 21
190 30
300SD 21
380SE 15
500SEL 14
500SL 14
500SL 14
190 18
500SEC 14
300D/300CD 21
300D/300CD 19


Ratings were provided by the manufacturer to the U.S. Department of Energy, which is where we sourced the data. Be advised that manufacturers may have upgraded, downgraded, or changed these ratings following the compilation of this data.

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