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I have my "Individual" setting as manual gear shift, sports steering & sports ESP. I generally only use it as a 'Sports Manual' mode for more 'enthusiastic' driving.

However, last night I drove 40+ miles in manual in my usual day to day manner. Generally (but not always) obeying the shift recommendations I found it a thoroughly unrewarding experience & initially decided to only reserve manual for more spirited driving in future..

That is until I checked my MPG. I generally get 35-40mpg with my A200 AMG Line (I rarely use motorways) but in manual I achieved 45mpg!!

Now an extra 5mpg is pretty impressive & further experimentation is required but I was wondering if anyone has experienced the same results.

The cost of fuel isn't an issue for me, the Grey Lady only drinks premium fuel but since it's an arse for me to refuel (wheelchair user) every little helps.
 

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I have my "Individual" setting as manual gear shift, sports steering & sports ESP. I generally only use it as a 'Sports Manual' mode for more 'enthusiastic' driving.

However, last night I drove 40+ miles in manual in my usual day to day manner. Generally (but not always) obeying the shift recommendations I found it a thoroughly unrewarding experience & initially decided to only reserve manual for more spirited driving in future..

That is until I checked my MPG. I generally get 35-40mpg with my A200 AMG Line (I rarely use motorways) but in manual I achieved 45mpg!!

Now an extra 5mpg is pretty impressive & further experimentation is required but I was wondering if anyone has experienced the same results.

The cost of fuel isn't an issue for me, the Grey Lady only drinks premium fuel but since it's an arse for me to refuel (wheelchair user) every little helps.
I can back you up on this!

My individual mode is set up the same and i normally use it for more 'sporty' driving as its much better than the sport mode.

However when i do drive normally i am always changing gears at low rpm so it works out better than comfort or eco modes, thus the better mpg. But in stop/start traffic it does become jerky, thats when eco/comfort is better.

So for me at least, depending on my driving in my individual mode, i will get better mpg than eco/comfort or worse mpg if im heavy footed!
 

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Glad I chose the 180d diesel, did a 354 mile trip In auto on Wednesday
70% motorway 65.7 mpg !
 
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