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Wondering what is the collective experience about fuel consumption difference between a 124 E200 vs a 140 S280?

Just anecdotal and not factory specs.
 

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Hell and welcome to the forum,,the difference between the 2 will be very little as the larger lump in the 140 can pull the weight with ease
 

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24 in town and up to 30 on a run,,they are both highly geared
 
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Thanks for the reply. I will do mainly city driving and my 124 is now pretty thirsty. A tank (60 litres) will do about just over 400kms. I heard the 140 being heavier and on the relatively "weaker" 280 will be thirstier than say the 320. The engine, I'm told, has to work harder.

Any 280 owers with some city consumption figures?
 
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HAHA Robert - I have a VW Caddy Diesel at work and 60 litres of diesel will get 1000kms!
 
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OK by now you must have guessed that I like the 140 body shape but am afraid that I will getting myself into some trouble with rising fuel costs etc from my 124 E200, not to mention the higher road tax bracket this car comes into. Hence I have to stay with the S280 as the S320 is yet another (exponential) tax bracket. Anything higher and I have to live in the car to make the tax worth my while.

I was hoping I could "upgrade" to the 140 S280 so any advice from 140 owners will be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hi oreo,
I cannot give you specific info for an S280, but I did have an S320. In heavy urban driving in the Greater London area I only got about 19mpg but out of town on fast roads it would do about 25-27mpg depending on how fast you wanted to go. At a really leisurely pace (55-60mph) it would be possible to get around 30mpg, but would you really drive like this?

I would expect the 280 to be similar in town driving and out of town at reasonable speeds, but I doubt if it would be better, at high speed it may even use more fuel.

The W140 body is very heavy. If you want better fuel economy still with reasonable fuel consumption you should get a smaller bodied car not a bigger one - would a C-class suit you?

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My W140 S320L, easily achieves 28/30 on a high speed cruise (120-130kph) and only drops to 24'ish in local driving. I would add a caveat to that, by saying I no longer experience city stop/start traffic.
 

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My W140 S320L, easily achieves 28/30 on a high speed cruise (120-130kph) and only drops to 24'ish in local driving. I would add a caveat to that, by saying I no longer experience city stop/start traffic.

That is an good point Jez,, my driving in Sweden last year gave so much better than what I can achieve in the UK,, and living in Dorset my fuel consumption is roughly 7 miles to the Gallon worse off due to all of the hills
 

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That is an good point Jez,, my driving in Sweden last year gave so much better than what I can achieve in the UK,, and living in Dorset my fuel consumption is roughly 7 miles to the Gallon worse off due to all of the hills

Stick to the downhill routes Malcolm - you will find it helps. :rolleyes:
 

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Stick to the downhill routes Malcolm - you will find it helps. :rolleyes:

I tried that Alex,,but I end up in the sea,,I just do not understand it, it is the same every time :confused:
 

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OK by now you must have guessed that I like the 140 body shape but am afraid that I will getting myself into some trouble with rising fuel costs etc from my 124 E200, not to mention the higher road tax bracket this car comes into. Hence I have to stay with the S280 as the S320 is yet another (exponential) tax bracket. Anything higher and I have to live in the car to make the tax worth my while.

I was hoping I could "upgrade" to the 140 S280 so any advice from 140 owners will be greatly appreciated.

From DVLA website:
Cars registered before 1 March 2001 (based on engine size)
Private/light goods (TC11)

Engine size (cc)
12 months rate
6 months rate

Not over 1549
£ 125.00
£ 68.75

Over 1549
£ 190.00
£ 104.50

It does not matter how much bigger than 1549cc the engine is on cars registered before 01/03/2001, i.e all w140s will cost no more than £190 per annum to tax.
 
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From DVLA website:
Cars registered before 1 March 2001 (based on engine size)
Private/light goods (TC11)

Engine size (cc)
12 months rate
6 months rate

Not over 1549
£ 125.00
£ 68.75

Over 1549
£ 190.00
£ 104.50

It does not matter how much bigger than 1549cc the engine is on cars registered before 01/03/2001, i.e all w140s will cost no more than £190 per annum to tax.

Sorry I am not in the UK but from Singapore. To give you an idea of the annual road taxes I'm talking about...the S280 would be about 1500GBP and the S320 would be 1800GBP. My E200 is 870GBP. These are with 50% surcharge for vehicle over 10 years old. Petrol is about 0.74GBP per liter. So I have to tread carefully here.
 
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Hi oreo,


The W140 body is very heavy. If you want better fuel economy still with reasonable fuel consumption you should get a smaller bodied car not a bigger one - would a C-class suit you?

regards,

Dave

Dave - I was toying with the idea of the 140 as I have always like this model but didn't want the costs involved with getting a new S class. Our driving style would be mostly city and heavy urban at that. Otherwise I would still be happy with my E200.
 

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