1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 1996 Mercedes-Benz S500.

The 1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 runs on premium gasoline and is in the Large 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 1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 is, we have the information you need.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 Get?

First off, the most commonly asked question. A 1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 gets up to 14 miles per gallon in the city, and 19 miles per gallon on the highway.

The combined average MPG for the 1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 is 16 miles per gallon.

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 1996 Mercedes-Benz S500?

The estimated fuel costs for the 1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 is $4,600 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 1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $11,500 more on fuel.

The 1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 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 1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 is 16 miles per gallon, and according to the current tax for each level of MPG, you can expect to pay a tax of $3,700 per year.

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 Consume?

The 1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 will consume roughly 19 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 1996 Mercedes-Benz S500.

City MPG 14
Highway MPG 19
Combined MPG 16
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $11,500
Gas Guzzler Tax $7,700
Fuel Cost $4,600
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 19
Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 8
Transmission Automatic 5-spd
Vehicle Class Large Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Related Mercedes-Benz Models from 1996

If you're interested in other Mercedes-Benz models from 1996, 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
S600 14
S600 Coupe 14
SL600 14
S320 18
C36 AMG 18
E300 Diesel 27
SL320 18
C220 23
C280 19
S420 16
E320 19
SL500 17
S500 Coupe 16
S320 18

Disclaimer

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