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It would have been unthinkable just three years ago, but now Mercedes-Benz is the most fuel efficient luxury brand. In 2013, the average CO2 emission for the entire European fleet of Mercedes-Benz cars has dropped to a rather impressive 134 g/km. That is a reduction of 40 percent compared to 1995 00 the largest of any other premium car manufacturer.

Over 100 Benz model have an A or A+ energy efficiency label.

“In 2012 our CO2 fleet output was 140 grammes. We have now undercut this figure by a further 6 grammes. And one thing is certain - we will strive to reduce our CO2 emissions on a continual basis. Ultimately we have set ourselves the ambitious target of achieving an average CO2 fleet output of 125 g CO2/km by 2016”, said Professor Thomas Weber, Daimler Board Member responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.

Did Mercedes-Benz' fuel efficiency factor into your decision to buy a Benz?
 

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Now all they need to do is step up their diesel engine efforts and expand into hybrids and EV's.
they have great diesel engines produced in house as well as several they poach from REnault. I think what you mean is they need to step up their NA diesel strategy.
 

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they have great diesel engines produced in house as well as several they poach from REnault. I think what you mean is they need to step up their NA diesel strategy.
I want them to expand on all levels. of course they can only do this to specific levels for each. Either way it will be a good way to cater to a lot of people looking for affordable long-term vehicles.
 

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I don't think this is true in the American market. In Europe there are a lot more middle-class Mercedes. The American market is pretty much all higher end cars. If I had to place bets in the US it would be on Acuras with their VCM (variable cylinder mgt) and lower weights.
 

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My wife gave me a list of requirements for her new car. One item was better mpg than her 2006 Lexus RX400h. She was firm on this. The GLA 45 fits the bill. Add the other items from the list and only the GLA 45 fits the bill!
 

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I have been doing a job this August which requires that I drive exactly the same route to and from every day. Because of location and time of day, it is continuous driving, with very little start and stop; the trip is about 20 miles each way. I try to keep the car in cruise as much as possible. I have been monitoring the mpg, using the car computer. I have been using 93 octane fuel, except for one time when I was down about 1/4 and put in 87 octane. (It was one of those days earlier in August when gas was $1.99 a gallon. I couldn't resist) I have found that I get 33-35 mpg, except for the period right after I put the 87 octane in, and got 31-33 mpg, during that week or so. This fuel economy is only possible using the E transmission setting, not the S. If I get sporty, mpg goes down to 25-27 mpg. I must say it is a pleasure to drive 4 or 5 days and only have to put in $15-20 dollars worth of gas. I think the turbo 2 l. is a great little engine. Although the manual calls for 91 octane, it would appear that the higher octane, at least in this very unscientific test, gives better mileage.
 

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Just picked up our 2015 GLA -CPO with 7k miles- last week and got 34.5 mpg on the trip home from the dealer, 550 miles (Fayetteville NC to Orlando). Great ride home in the GLA - We moved from a 2010 Prius model 5, got 48mpg in its 60K miles. Requirement for the compact SUV was good mpg - GLA sure met that (25/35 in non-4WD as we have). Love the GLA, plan to do a 30-day review soon, the good and not-so-good..:):(
 
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