Aside from the 5 speed manual bonus to mpg, was there anything different to these cars (rear axle ratio, injection system in 88, etc) that lets them get 27-29 mpg? My 87 auto on its best tank came up with 22mpg at 70.
It is pretty quick, however, so much so that I have never understood other members complaints about acceleration issues on their 87 300Es. Better mileage would be nice, though.
2003 Firemist Red/grey leather SL 500
2015 Palladium Silver/black mbtex GLK 350
1987 Smoke Silver/burgundy mbtex 300E Sportline (SOLD)
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