The Impact of Mercedes Wheel Sets to Emission and Fuel Consumption

Giancarlo Perlas January 5, 2014

Mercedes wheel sets are not just about pimping up your ride by boosting its style. It also improves the stability of your car while on the road. But don’t you know that there are more benefits that can be acquired from a good set of Mercedes wheels?

According to a recent post from Mercedes-Benz Passion, Mercedes wheel sets affect fuel consumption and carbon emission too. To illustrate this, the blog has studied the different series of wheel sets for the new Mercedes C-Class which range from 16 inches up to 19 inches. Note that the stated values in fuel consumption are based on a 100-kilometer run.

16-Inch Mercedes Wheel Sets

16-inch mercedes wheel sets

The 16-inch 10-spoke design light alloy wheels of the C180 have an average fuel consumption of 5 liters with a carbon dioxide emission of 116 grams per kilometer for mechanical circuit. The 7G-TRONIC Plus variant comes with a 5.4-liter consumption and 126 grams per kilometer carbon dioxide emission values.

The C200 values for manual transmission are at 5.3 liters for fuel consumption and 123 grams per kilometer for carbon dioxide emission. This is apparently the same with the automatic models.

Lastly, the C220 BlueTEC shows the lowest values at 4 liters per 100 kilometers and 103 grams per kilometer carbon dioxide emission for manual transmission while the 7G-TRONIC Plus has 4.3 liters fuel consumption and 109 grams per kilometer carbon dioxide emission.

19-Inch Mercedes Wheel Sets

19-inch mercedes wheel sets

The 19-inch multi-spoke design for the C180 comes with 5.5 liters of fuel consumption and 127 grams per kilometer carbon dioxide emissions. The automatic 7G-TRONIC Plus has 5.8 liters of fuel consumption and 135 grams per kilometer of carbon emission.

The C200 with a 6-speed mechanical gearbox shows 5.7 liters of fuel consumption and 132 grams per kilometer carbon emission while the 7G-TRONIC Plus displays 5.6 liters of fuel use and 131 grams per kilometer of emission.

Last on this list is the C220 BlueTEC with 4.2 liters of fuel consumption and 109 grams per kilometer of carbon dioxide emission for the manual gearbox, and 4.5 liters of fuel consumption and 117 grams per kilometer carbon dioxide emission for the automatic transmission.

Wrapping Things Up

Overall, the article is an evidence that fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions are directly influenced by the size and weight of the Mercedes wheel sets.

Photo Sources: Daimler AG via Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog

About Author

Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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