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Old 11-18-2001, 09:18 PM
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300d vs. 300sd fuel economy

I am going to be alot of road driving over the next 2 years and was wondering if their is much difference in fuel economy between the 300d and 300sd-81'-85'? I have had an sd and it averaged 27 highway

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I don't think the difference would be that great. Though the highway ride of the SD would be better than the D.
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Old 11-19-2001, 12:47 AM
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I got a carefully measured 31.1 MPG in my 81 SD on a recent trip ,never drove over 60,was on two lane highways with lot of grades....
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Old 11-19-2001, 04:20 AM
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I think the 300SD is the W126 (81-85) ?

There won't be much difference in fuel consumption - but there would be in terms of comfort - if both vehicles are well looked after ...
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Old 11-20-2001, 09:34 AM
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Probably not more than 1-2mpg between the two.....At one time I owned a 85 SD but I have never owned a 123 diesel.....but the SD is more comfortable and if you get a later model you get ABS and possibly an airbag on certain cars....so just with the added safety may may the mpg difference meaningless



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