Mercedes-Benz fuel-efficiency record vehicle.

Between 1977 and 1980, Mercedes-Benz trainees participated in six fuel-economy competitions, having designed and built the relevant cars themselves. With this economobile, 17-year-old Volker Schramm won the Kilometer Marathon in Hockenheim in 1980. The projected fuel consumption: one litres of diesel for 639 miles (2418 mpg) – at an average speed of 13 mph.

  • Cylinders V12
  • Displacement 12 cu in
  • Output 0.7 kW (derated)
  • at engine speed 1000/min
  • Average speed 13 mph