1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL.

The 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 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 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL is, we have the information you need.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Get?

First off, the most commonly asked question. A 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL gets up to 12 miles per gallon in the city, and 15 miles per gallon on the highway.

The combined average MPG for the 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL is 13 miles per gallon.

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL?

The estimated fuel costs for the 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL is $5,700 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 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $17,000 more on fuel.

The 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 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 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL is 13 miles per gallon, and according to the current tax for each level of MPG, you can expect to pay a tax of $6,400 per year.

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Consume?

The 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL will consume roughly 23 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 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL.

City MPG 12
Highway MPG 15
Combined MPG 13
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $17,000
Gas Guzzler Tax $7,700
Fuel Cost $5,700
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 23
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 1989

If you're interested in other Mercedes-Benz models from 1989, 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
560SL 14
190E 2.6 20
260E 19
300CE 18
560SEC 13
300E 18
300SE 16
300SEL 16
190D 2.5 27
420SEL 15
300SEL 15
190E 2.6 19
300TE 17


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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