Hymer 700 information please

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by Portland, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. Portland

    Portland Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2013
    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    490
    Location:
    Cheshire
    I'm trawling through various sites to see if I can find any technical info for the Mercedes 416. What I want to know is- on a 2006 what will the Revs be at say 55 MPH? and what could I expect as a average fuel economy. This is because the last 700 we had was so noisy at cruising speed it was uncomfortable and it couldn't pass a fuel station! However it was a 1994 with the old 2.9 engine. I have also been advised to stay clear of the Sprint Shift box, any thoughts ??? :whistle:
     
  2. Wildman

    Wildman Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Messages:
    15,458
    Likes Received:
    8,598
    Location:
    Ilfracombe, Devon
    Hi we have a motorhome based on the 416 sprinter chassis, the sprintshift box is the best thing since sliced bread. It is a MANUAL box with a hydraulic clutch that simulates an automatic. you can drive it as a manual if you wish. ours is a 2.1 engine and weighs in at around 4ton still running in was doing 24mpg, now 25mpg and pulls like a train up any hill, twin rear wheel drive and to my mind the ideal base vehicle. As to revs I have never looked fuel consumption is really down to how you drive and engine size, the old Hymer 700 had a 3.75 ltr engine I believe they were noisey and thirsty at around 17mpg. Though a great van yours obviously newer with a smaller engine. If fuel consumption is top of your list you must sacrifice payload and go for a smaller van. My fuel figures are based on annual 2500 mile trips over all conditions fuel measured brim to brim.
     
  3. Portland

    Portland Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2013
    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    490
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Hi, thanks for the reply, I should have said its the 2.7 engine we are looking at
     
  4. JeanLuc

    JeanLuc Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,783
    Likes Received:
    1,859
    Location:
    Warwickshire
    See my reply to a recent question about auto boxes:
    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/automatic-newbie-question.88980/#post-1057007

    In the case of a B700 Star-Line, it will obviously depend on whether you find an auto or manual. My B630 is based on a 316 chassis. I think the final drive gearing may be different on a 416 and the wheel diameter may be smaller (mine runs on 225 70 R15 tyres). At around 55mph my engine is turning over at around 2,500 RPM. Then, of course, the B700 is plated at around 700 kg more than my B630. I would guess at around 22 mpg as a reasonable estimate of fuel consumption for the B700.
     
  5. nomadic

    nomadic Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    669
    Likes Received:
    174
    Location:
    Shropshire based
    We had a B700 for about four years, with sprint shift, 416 and 2.7 litre.

    I agree with Wildman, an absolutely first class gearbox, smooth and quiet, I thought our revs were about 2200 at 55mph.

    Mileage, 26 mpg, and that's with a tow car for the first two years, after that, no more towing, still the same consumption!!
     
Loading...

Share This Page