1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 Diesel MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 Diesel.

The 1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 Diesel runs on diesel 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 1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 Diesel is, we have the information you need.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 Diesel Get?

First off, the most commonly asked question. A 1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 Diesel gets up to 23 miles per gallon in the city, and 30 miles per gallon on the highway.

The combined average MPG for the 1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 Diesel is 26 miles per gallon.

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 Diesel?

The estimated fuel costs for the 1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 Diesel is $2,950 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 1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 Diesel to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $3,250 more on fuel.

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 Diesel Consume?

The 1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 Diesel 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 1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 Diesel.

City MPG 23
Highway MPG 30
Combined MPG 26
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $3,250
Fuel Cost $2,950
Fuel Type 1 Diesel
ATV Type Diesel
Barrels of Petroleum 14
Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 6
Transmission Automatic 5-spd
Vehicle Class Midsize Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Related Mercedes-Benz Models from 1997

If you're interested in other Mercedes-Benz models from 1997, 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 20
S600 14
SL500 16
C280 20
S320 18
S500 Coupe 16
E420 18
S500 16
SL320 18
C230 23
S320 18
C36 AMG 19
S600 Coupe 14
SL600 14
S420 16


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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