10 Mercedes-Benz Cars With Great Fuel Economy

Mercedes-Benz is a German automobile manufacturer producing some of the very known executive and luxury cars worldwide like Mercedes-Benz E Class, Mercedes-Benz S Class, Mercedes-Benz GL, and Mercedes-Benz G Class. The cars they produce are practical, dependable, reliable, comfortable, and fuel-efficient with a touch of stylishness that is equipped with innovative features as well as being a luxury car.

In this article, we will take a look at 10 Mercedes-Benz Cars with Great Fuel Economy.

E-Class (Sedan)

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The E-Class sedan is a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive/all-wheel-drive four-door executive car manufactured by German automaker Mercedes-Benz in various engines introduced in 1953 and now on its 5th generation. It has an exquisite design, a comfortable interior, remarkable fuel economy, and great engine performance. The latest model is equipped with high-end innovative features which include simulated leather upholstery (MB-Tex), dual-zone automatic climate control, Power-adjustable, heated front seats, power windows, power steering, digital instrument cluster, 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display, and LED headlights.

Under the hood, the E300 model is equipped with a 2.0L I4 turbo engine producing 273 lb-ft torque at 1,300 – 4,000 rpm and 241 horsepower at 5,500 rpm that linked to a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission with a fuel economy of 12.3 km/L, the E43 model comes fitted with a 3.0L V6 bi-turbo engine producing 384 lb-ft torque at 2,500-4,500 rpm and a maximum 396 horsepower at 6,100 rpm that linked with AMG-enhanced 9G TRONIC transmission with a fuel economy of 10.6 km/L, AMG E 63 S model that comes with AMG 4.0L V8 bi-turbo engine with AMG performance 4MATIC AWD producing 628 lb-ft torque at 2,500-4,500 and a maximum 603 horsepower at 5,750-6,500 rpm with a fuel economy of 9.7 km/L.

E-Class (Wagon)

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The E-Class wagon is an all-wheel-drive 5-door/7seater executive car manufactured by Mercedes-Benz introduced in 1953 and now on its 5th generation. It has a comfortable interior, fine design, and remarkable fuel economy. The latest E-Class wagon model is powered by innovative features such as rearview mirror, interior air filtration, blind spot warning accident avoidance system, brake drying, dusk sensing headlamps, dual front side-mounted airbags, emergency braking preparation, front and rear head airbags, remote anti-theft alarm system, tire pressure monitoring, and stability control.

The engine size for this model ranges from 1.5L to 4.7L, but the 2020 E-Class wagon model comes fitted with a 2.0L diesel engine producing a maximum torque of 400 Nm at 1600-2800rpm and maximum power output of 189.1 hp at 3800rpm. The engine is linked to a 9-speed automatic transmission with a fuel economy of 12.6 km/L  and the 2022 E-Class All-Terrain comes powered by a 3.0L I6 turbocharged producing 362 hp and combined by a 48-volt hybrid system with a fuel economy of 12.3 km/L.

S-Class (Sedan)

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The S-Class is a 4-door sedan compact luxury car with a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, or all-wheel-drive (4MATIC) layout that was introduced in 1972, and is currently on its seventh generation from 2020. The S-Class is known for its comfortable interior, luxurious features, excellent engine performance, good fuel economy, and reliability. Standard features found on the S-Class include rear-seat airbags that use ambient air, voice controls, a wireless phone charger, Bluetooth® connectivity, dual 12.3-inch widescreen displays, a rear-entertainment system, USB ports, and much more.

The 7th generation S-Class comes fitted with either a turbocharged 3.0L M256 I6, a 4.0L M176 V8 bi-turbo petrol engine, or a 3.0L M256 I6 turbo petrol plug-in hybrid, and a 2.9L OM656 I6 turbo diesel engine. These engines are mated to a 9-speed 9G-Tronic or a 9G-TRONIC plug-in-hybrid automatic transmission with an average fuel economy of 16.1 km/L.

A-Class (Sedan)

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The A-Class sedan is a 4-door compact luxury car with a front-wheel-drive layout that was introduced in the third quarter of 2018 and is currently on its fourth generation. The A-Class is known for its luxurious amenities, comfortable interior, reliability, excellent engine performance, and fuel economy. It is equipped with standard features such as power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, USB ports, Bluetooth, a 7-inch touch screen, a touchpad controller, airbags, LED daytime lights, and MB-Tex synthetic leather upholstery.

It is powered by a base 1.3L turbo-petrol engine producing 250 Nm of peak torque and 163bhp of maximum power mated to 7-speed DCT automatic transmission with an average fuel consumption of 17.5km/L, and an optional 2.0L diesel engine producing 320 Nm of peak torque and 150bhp of maximum power linked to an 8-speed DCT automatic with fuel consumption of 21.35km/L.

A-Class (Hatchback)

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The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a 3/5-door hatchback introduced in 1997 by Mercedes-Benz and is currently on its fourth generation. It is available in front-wheel-drive layout and is one of the known Mercedes-Benz entry-level cars in the market. It has a beautiful design with comfortable and high-quality interiors, a powerful engine, practicality, and great fuel economy.

It comes fitted with standard features including passenger and driver airbags, Automatic Climate Control, Anti Lock Braking System, Multi-function Steering Wheel, and Air Conditioner.

The A-Class hatchback comes with a choice of several optional engines beginning with the base 1.4L M166 I4 petrol engine producing 80 hp with a fuel economy of 14.08 km/L. Optional engines include the 1.6L M166 I4 petrol engine producing 101 hp with a fuel economy of 16.3 km/L to 18.5 km/L depending on the transmission, the 1.9L M166 I4 petrol engine producing 123 hp with a fuel economy of 12.9 km/L, the 2.1L M166 I4 petrol engine producing 138 hp with a fuel economy of 20.3 km/L, and the 1.7L OM668 I4 diesel engine producing 74 hp with a fuel economy of 18.5 km/L to 22.2 km/L. These engines are mated with either a 5-speed manual, 5-speed automatic, or 5-speed automated manual transmission.

C-Class

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The C-Class is a series of compact executive 4-door cars with a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, or all-wheel-drive (4MATIC) layout that was introduced in 1993. It is currently on its fifth generation which was unveiled in 2021 with excellent engine performance, fuel economy, comfortable interior, reliability, and luxury. It features a plug-in hybrid system that’s capable of 62 miles on electric power alone, MBUX Smart Home functionality, full LED headlight, and much more.

The fifth-generation C-Class comes fitted with 4-cylinder engines combined with an integrated 15 kW electric motor starter generator and a 48-volt electrical system-assisted plug-in hybrid, petrol engines, and as well as diesel engines options too. Power options include a 2.0L 4-cylinder diesel or petrol engine combined with a mild-hybrid system that is linked to a 9-speed automatic transmission, with an average fuel economy of 21.2 km/L.

B-Class

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The B-Class is a 5-door MPV and subcompact executive car produced by Mercedes-Benz since 2005, and now on its 3rd generation. The B-Class is similar to the A-Class, but the B-Class is larger with much larger engines. With a comfortable and roomy interior, the B-Class has excellent and smooth driving. The B-Class has a front-wheel-drive layout and is equipped with standard safety features including ABS, ESP, traction control, headlamp assist, cornering lights, and an active lighting system. 

The third-generation B-Class comes fitted with 1.3L M282 DE14 series I4 turbo petrol engine as standard, while optional engines are the 2.0L M260 I4 turbo petrol, the 1.5L OM608 I4 turbo, and the 2.0L OM654 I4 turbo diesel engines. These engines are mated to a 6-speed manual, 7-speed DCT, or 8-speed DCT (B 200 d and B 220 d) with an average fuel economy of 13.2 km/L to 20.0 km/L.

CLA-Class (Sedan)

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The CLA-Class is a 4-door sedan and subcompact executive car and is now on its second generation. The production started from 2013 – 2019 as a first-generation and 2019 to the present as a second generation.  The CLA-Class comes with standard features such as Bluetooth, rearview camera, an Attention Assist system that tells you when to drink coffee, and Mercedes-Tex vinyl upholstery.

The latest CLA-Class comes fitted with a 1.6L M270 I4 turbo as standard, with the 2.0L M270 I4 turbo, the 2.0L M133 I4 twin-scroll turbo petrol, the 1.5L OM607 I4 turbo, the 1.8L OM651 I4 turbo, and the 2.1L OM651 I4 turbo diesel engines as options. These engines are linked to a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission. Depending on the engines fitted under the bonnet and fuel used, the average fuel consumption is between 13.69 km/L to 25.64 km/L.

CLA-Class (Wagon)

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The CLA-Class wagon is a 5-door/5 seater and subcompact executive car produced from 2015 to 2019. This wagon was also known as CLA 250 Shooting Brake. The CLA- Class wagon shares the same wheelbase and it measures in at the same length as the CLA sedan. The standard features found in this wagon are the same as the sedan such as Bluetooth, rearview camera, Mercedes-Tex vinyl upholstery, and all include a stop-start feature.

The CLA-Class wagon is powered by either a 1.6L and 2.0L four-cylinder petrol engine, or a choice between 3 optional diesel engines which are the 1.5L, the 1.8 L, and the 2.2L. These engines are linked to a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel consumption for this wagon depends on the fuel used and engine fitted under the bonnet which is between 13.69 km/L to 25.64 km/L the same as the CLA-Class sedan.

C-Class (Wagon)

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The C-Class wagon is a 5-door/5 seater series of compact executive cars with a 1.0-inch long wheelbase and new four-link front suspension. The C-Class Wagon interior is more digital than ever. It is equipped with the latest generation MBUX and navigates many features by touch or voice and the interior is comfortably intuitive. 

The latest 2022 C-Class wagon is available with a base 1.5L M254 4-cylinder petrol engine producing 170-hp and 204-hp tunes, while optional engines include the 2.0L M254 producing 258 hp, as well the new OM654M 2.0L turbodiesel producing either 200 hp or 265 hp. All engines are mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission and combined with the 48-volt integrated starter-generator that’s standard across the range and delivers a 20-hp and 147-lb-ft boost on-demand with a fuel economy range between 10.41 km/L to 20.83 km/L.

Final Verdict

People pay attention when the name Mercedes-Benz is mentioned. The brand is known for producing cars with luxury, elegance, head-turning, smoothness, innovation, and much more. All these 10 models that we have looked at in this article are a living testament to what Mercedes-Benz is all about. All these great Mercedes models are available at BE FORWARD.

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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