1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 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 SL500.
The 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 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 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 is, we have the information you need.
🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Get?
First off, the most commonly asked question. A 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 gets up to 14 miles per gallon in the city, and 21 miles per gallon on the highway.
The combined average MPG for the 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 is 16 miles per gallon.
💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500?
The estimated fuel costs for the 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 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 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $11,500 more on fuel.
The 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 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 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 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 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Consume?
The 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 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.
The table below covers all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500.
|Save/Spend vs Average Car||Spend $11,500|
|Gas Guzzler Tax||$7,700|
|Fuel Type 1||Premium|
|Barrels of Petroleum||19|
|Vehicle Class||Two Seaters|
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.
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