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Old 09-20-2015, 06:56 PM   #1
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we are getting serious about buying a Roadtrek Agile.
Hoping to find a 2014 or 2015 as we believe we want the 4 cylinder 2.1L Diesel.
Although it's been suggested that the 2.1L works harder so mpg would be about the same as the 3.0 6 cylinder diesel which wouldn't have to work as hard.
Does anyone have experience w/ the 4 cylinder Mercedes setup ?
Power O.K. ?
What kind of mpg ?
thanx for any.
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:05 PM   #2
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The 4 cyl. gets about 2-3 miles per gallon more than a 6 Cyl. The Agile maybe more.
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:15 PM   #3
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Does anyone have experience w/ the 4 cylinder Mercedes setup ?
Power O.K. ?
What kind of mpg ?
thanx for any.
Our 2014 GWV Legend has the I4 engine. More than enough power. We typically get 20-21MPG in our fully-loaded RV. More important than the I4 is the seven speed transmission that comes with it. That drivetrain is a dream.

Go over to Sprinter Source. You will find that virtually NOBODY who actually owns one is less than in love with it.
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:40 PM   #4
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we are getting serious about buying a Roadtrek Agile.
Hoping to find a 2014 or 2015 as we believe we want the 4 cylinder 2.1L Diesel.
Although it's been suggested that the 2.1L works harder so mpg would be about the same as the 3.0 6 cylinder diesel which wouldn't have to work as hard.
Does anyone have experience w/ the 4 cylinder Mercedes setup ?
Power O.K. ?
What kind of mpg ?
thanx for any.
I had a 2014 Agile with the 4-cylinder and I got 22-27 mpg depending on speed/ terrain. It is amazingly powerful. I found I could pass trucks and many cars going up I5.
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I had a 2014 Agile with the 4-cylinder and I got 22-27 mpg depending on speed/ terrain. It is amazingly powerful. I found I could pass trucks and many cars going up I5.
thank you so much.......that's just what I needed/wanted.
(a few write-ups re 4 cylinder Agiles but all failed to mention mpg results)
While I wanted a 2.1L for mpg, I was a bit shy about ability to provide enough power for the motorhome.

I am now set on finding a 2.1L Agile with confidence

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Old 09-20-2015, 09:14 PM   #6
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Below is a driving test video where Winnebago performed / compared the 3.0 V6 diesel Navion versus the View 2.1 I4 diesel comparison on a journey that included mountain grades. In WGO world the 4 cylinder gets you a $1,300 credit.

Winnebago Tests the Four Cylinder Mercedes I-4 Turbodiesel
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Old 09-21-2015, 12:03 AM   #7
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Thank you
Excellent link and answered pretty much all my questions....
Now We just need to find a "good deal."
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Glad to help. How do you intend to use the rig and why the Agile over other brands and models?
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Well.....the Agile just feels right for us. Just Karen and I......and, we wanted the I-4 if poss.
We are both Ironbutt Assoc. certified riders, so we travel to Maine when we want lobster, to Georgia when the peaches are ripe and to Alaska when it gets too hot.....
We currently have a Lil Snoozy and the space is just about right. Shower is a bit tight but,
"oh well." looked at PW but preffered the fit/finish of RT.
Most of our travels have been by motorcycle so anything larger than an Agile would be a waste..................what else ??? Oh, karen likes the cabinet knobs. I do have a Mercedes SLK and do my own maintenance so I'm familiar with the MB approach to machinery. (had to wait "till karen left) The other reason is I'm getting older and I want something small enough that when I'm gone, she's comfortable handling it.
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