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I just drove my newly acquired SLK 280 from New Hampshire to Washington DC....on one tank of gas. I averaged 28.7 miles per gallon on the computer read out. I was driving major highways between 70-80 mph. I was truly amazed. This thing just keeps on impressing me.
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now mod it with the smarttop, and clear side markers, and shorty antenna to start!. see slkstore above


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I, also, have been very pleased with my newly acquired 280. I'm getting 24mpg with mostly around-town driving.
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Please tell me about the Smart Top,,,, I am a new owner with a 99 slk 230....does it improve top performance ??? in some manner and what does it cost..... dms
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I was able to get my Hemi Jeep down to 9mpg; after I get past the 1000mile limitations on my SLK I’ll try to match that
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Hate to say this but i'm on my last leg of a 2,800K road trip, currently in northern VA and i got 34 MPG on this trip so far.
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Please tell me about the Smart Top,,,, I am a new owner with a 99 slk 230....does it improve top performance ??? in some manner and what does it cost..... dms
Don, search for SmartTop in the link above. It automates the top.
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I'm averaging about 8 MPG in a 55 AMG, but when I'm careful, I get about 17-19 MPG
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SLK 350 with 50,000 miles - average speed (including dallas and houston traffic) was 78 mph - mpg was 25.7
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