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Hi everyone,
Great to say hello.
Delighted to have taken delivery of my new SLK 250d AMG line with the 9G box.
Driven 1500 miles in the first week and getting used to it. Lots of tech but not always intuitive to use.
Best things are the seats, I specced them in red nappa leather with memory.
Also love the ambient lighting, it really makes the interior special at night.
Worst things are the speed limiter, and the cup holders, it will hold two small cans, but not even one small coffee cup.
All in all though not a lot to complain about, considering I love everything else.
I just don't understand how they can make a car with this performance, but still it returned 57 mpg on its first long run and the engine is tight.
I predict over 60mpg when it is run in properly. :smile:
I definitely have the best of both worlds.
 

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Hi and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)

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Worst things are the speed limiter, and the cup holders, it will hold two small cans, but not even one small coffee cup.
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I am intrigued though... what don't you like about the speed limiter? I use mine in almost all built-up areas and roadworks!
 
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 
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Welcome to SLK World from Kent.
I have managed a maximum of 64.6mpg. This was a 147 mile journey, 90% motorway. Of course, that's the figure from the onboard computer, so allow some margin for accuracy, but even so, not bad at all! Overall, just passed 7500 miles with an average of 53.2mpg.
 
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Hi Dave,
I have found the speed limiter starts to come in well before the selected speed. For example last week i set it at 50 in a 50 limit, accelerated from a roundabout where two lanes merged into one and it took the power off at 45 to allow it to creep up to 50. Very disconcerting as I wanted that few extra mph to fit into traffic. Suppose i will get used to it, just didn't like it taking control before the limit I had set.
Thank you.
Binty
 

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Hi it was a long motorway journey, Lincolnshire to Stirling, M62, M6, M74, but it is returning an indicated 54mpg in mixed driving.
1400 rpm at 70mph probably accounts for it. I will see how it beds in over time.
 

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Well another new 250d owner as of yesterday and went for gentle drive on a twisty B road today. 30 miles in all and averaged 73mpg :nerd: which is on a brand new engine and better than MB quotes. Well chuffed with that although I was taking things nice and gently. It included some hills and junctions up to 60mph so when run in should improve a little more.
I will now be getting the speeds up a lot more but looking fantastic for economy on a car like this >:D
 

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Hello and welcome from Italy!

Hi everyone,
Great to say hello.
Delighted to have taken delivery of my new SLK 250d AMG line with the 9G box.
Driven 1500 miles in the first week and getting used to it. Lots of tech but not always intuitive to use.
Best things are the seats, I specced them in red nappa leather with memory.
Also love the ambient lighting, it really makes the interior special at night.
Worst things are the speed limiter, and the cup holders, it will hold two small cans, but not even one small coffee cup.
All in all though not a lot to complain about, considering I love everything else.
I just don't understand how they can make a car with this performance, but still it returned 57 mpg on its first long run and the engine is tight.
I predict over 60mpg when it is run in properly. :smile:
I definitely have the best of both worlds.
 
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