1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL.

The 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL runs on premium 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 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL is, we have the information you need.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Get?

First off, the most commonly asked question. A 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL gets up to 12 miles per gallon in the city, and 16 miles per gallon on the highway.

The combined average MPG for the 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL is 14 miles per gallon.

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL?

The estimated fuel costs for the 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL is $5,300 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 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $15,000 more on fuel.

The 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 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 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL is 14 miles per gallon, and according to the current tax for each level of MPG, you can expect to pay a tax of $5,400 per year.

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Consume?

The 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL will consume roughly 21 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 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL.

City MPG 12
Highway MPG 16
Combined MPG 14
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $15,000
Gas Guzzler Tax $7,700
Fuel Cost $5,300
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 21
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 1987

If you're interested in other Mercedes-Benz models from 1987, 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 2.3-16 19
190D 2.5 28
300D 24
560SEL 13
190D 2.5 28
420SEL 15
300TD 22
190E 2.6 18
190E 2.3 20
300E 18
190E 2.3-16 19
300SDL 20
190E 2.3 21
190D 2.5 Turbo 26
560SEC 13
260E 19

Disclaimer

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