1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280.

The 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 runs on premium gasoline and is in the Compact 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 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 is, we have the information you need.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 Get?

First off, the most commonly asked question. A 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 gets up to 18 miles per gallon in the city, and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.

The combined average MPG for the 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 is 21 miles per gallon.

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280?

The estimated fuel costs for the 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 is $3,500 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 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $6,000 more on fuel.

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 Consume?

The 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 will consume roughly 14 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 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280.

City MPG 18
Highway MPG 25
Combined MPG 21
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $6,000
Fuel Cost $3,500
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 14
Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 6
Transmission Automatic 5-spd
Vehicle Class Compact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Related Mercedes-Benz Models from 1998

If you're interested in other Mercedes-Benz models from 1998, 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
E320 Sedan 21
CL600 14
E320 Wagon 20
S320 18
C230 23
E320 Sedan 20
S320 18
CLK320 22
SL500 17
S420 16
S320 18
SL600 14
ML320 17
CL500 16
C43 17
S500 16
E320 Wagon 20
S600 13
E300 Turbodiesel 26
S320 18


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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