1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL.

The 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL runs on premium gasoline and is in the Midsize Cars 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 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL is, we have the information you need.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Get?

First off, the most commonly asked question. A 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL gets up to 14 miles per gallon in the city, and 17 miles per gallon on the highway.

The combined average MPG for the 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL is 15 miles per gallon.

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL?

The estimated fuel costs for the 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL is $4,950 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 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $13,250 more on fuel.

The 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 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 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 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 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Consume?

The 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 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.

Overview

The table below covers all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL.

City MPG 14
Highway MPG 17
Combined MPG 15
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $13,250
Gas Guzzler Tax $7,700
Fuel Cost $4,950
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 20
Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 8
Transmission Automatic 4-spd
Vehicle Class Midsize Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Related Mercedes-Benz Models from 1988

If you're interested in other Mercedes-Benz models from 1988, 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
190E 2.6 19
300TE 16
300E 18
190E 2.3 21
260E 18
190E 2.6 19
190D 2.5 28
300CE 18
260E 19
560SEC 13
190E 2.3 20
300SEL 16
300E 18
300SE 16
560SL 14
560SEL 13

Disclaimer

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