• Driver compensated for underestimated fuel efficiency figures

    A motorist in Germany has won a court victory over Mercedes-Benz because his car consumed much more fuel than the brochure claimed.

    An analysis for the supreme regional court in Stuttgart found consumption of the motorist’s car was 9.1% over the publicised values, and judges agreed that fuel economy claims should be at least approximately right.

    They therefore ordered Mercedes to compensate the driver for the additional fuel costs, pay the legal costs, and pay back part of what the driver paid for the car.