Ferrari California T review - Is the California T a true Ferrari? - MPG and running costs
A capable, fast and polished GT - the Ferrari California T is still lacking in that intangible Ferrari magic
MPG and running costs
Part of the rationale for the new smaller turbocharged engine is an improvement in efficiency. The old California struggled to top 20mpg on the combined cycle and produced an almost unbelievable 306g/km. The new car betters its predecessor significantly with 27mpg, roughly on par with most rivals. Overall running costs should also be more manageable, for the first few years anyway, as the California T is eligible for Ferrari’s servicing and maintenance package.
After that point however, more robust rivals like the Mercedes-Benz SL and Bentley Continental GTC may be less painful ownership propositions. Also, if you were under the impression that the California might hold onto its value like other V8 Ferraris, think again.
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