Embarrassing MPG

MrMickS

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The computer readout from the trip back from Beaulieu yesterday.


It really isn’t a diesel!
 

mjheathcote

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That is impressive, modern petrol engines, on a good run, are quiet frugal compared to 10 years ago or so.
I did a round trip down to Birmingham on Friday in my M140i approximately 230 miles, and returned 42 mpg.
Not bad for 6 pots, 3 litres, turbo and 340 BHP plus mine isn't the 8 speed auto with a high top gear.
Admittedly compared to a diesel on more urban driving they can't compare but I really can't see me going back to a diesel daily drive.
Petrol is cheaper than diesel too, and non of the pee injection stuff and particulate filters to worry about...at the moment anyway.
 

P R

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That really is good. Its probably only 10 behind mine on a long run.. food for thought...!
 

Corranga

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o_O That is impressive.

Don't think I've seen better than half of that in my 4200. Heck, even my 1.4 Panda barely reaches 36mpg :oops:
 

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On my recent holiday to Canananananada (It's a big country, deserves more syllables) , we hired an Volvo S90 T6 AWD (had wanted something 'more american') I got around 400 miles from a full tank around 16 UK gallons. It had three modes, Eco useful for sitting behind caravans on twisty can you/can't you overtake roads. Comfort for general cruising, and 'turbo nutter b@$t@rd' for getting past caravans on twisty roads.
I later found out that the engine is only a 2 litre inline 4 but supercharged with a huge turbo!
 

SJX

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Just a typical italian glitch. The Porsche tells me i do between 11 & 17mpg average when it clearly doesn’t. I have seen 19mpg driving like a granny but sadly the old fashioned fill up & calculate showed how optimistic that was. My best average was 5.7 on a 25mile trip in clio v6, equally it can manage high 40’s if you really try hard, which i only did once.
 

conaero

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Got 400 miles from a tank on a run back through France last year. If you drive them gently on motorway cruise, its amazing what they return.

Dunno what that MPG works out at but its £100 to fill her up.
 

conaero

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Got 400 miles from a tank on a run back through France last year. If you drive them gently on motorway cruise, its amazing what they return.

Dunno what that MPG works out at but its £100 to fill her up.
Ah, only 21mpg so not as impressive as first thought.
 

Doohickey

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And what did you get with the speed governor in the car in Spain?
Remarkably similar though this excludes the majority of the twisty parts due to a battery reset in Andorra when the car wouldn't start. Helen was the one who hit 3 figures on the peage on the way back!

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dickygrace

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I got from Inverness to Chester (440 miles) on a tank of juice when I picked up my first 3200 in 2003. I thought it was going to be frugal. I then realised 270 is good going.
 

MrMickS

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When I filled up I’d got the MPG down a bit. The calculated value came in just over 1 MPG worse than the indicated so I reckon I got 35 in real terms on the run.

It was mostly on cruise control to save my leg with the odd squeeze of the pedal to get into a gap to avoid having to brake.

Interesting the indicated live MPG is a little better at 70 than 40.
 

TridentTested

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I got from Inverness to Chester (440 miles) on a tank of juice when I picked up my first 3200 in 2003. I thought it was going to be frugal. I then realised 270 is good going.
When I bought my QP from you, it returned 26 mpg on the run back to London. I wasn't trying an economy run, I was playing a bit with my new toy, like flooring it from the M6 toll booths etc. I remember being pleased with 26.

I've never been able to equal that. It's showing 22.3 mpg at the moment.
 

mattjevans

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I very seldom see above 12mpg in my GranTurismo S. Think the best I've seen is 18 on a drive up to GreyPaul Nottingham and back.
 

Corranga

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That is shocking i'm averaging 35 mpg genuinely over the last 10K miles in the M140i
I guess to be fair, it's used either as a town commuting car, or as a heavy right foot car if I feel the urge to take it somewhere more interesting.
I think this is more about the M140i being a very impressive car, perhaps in an unexpected way!!