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Old 02-28-2014, 01:03 AM   #61
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Damn you guys get good mileage. The best I've gotten was 33 on an all hwy road trip. In town I usually get 21-23.
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Oh yey this is exactly a thread i needed... Because i assume someone will appreciate what i have "achieved"
So im driving my 1996. 318ti wich now has 322 thousand kms for more than a year and im measuring my fuel consumption from the first day.
When i started driving it i was fueling up on some local gas station that had unimaginable ****ty fuel, what i realised it was the fuel unfortunately after two fill ups (too bad it was running on that **** for even a kilometer but i didnt know it was the fuel it was bad untill i fueled car somwhere else without even carying about that). Then i reallised that my car wasnt actually broken because it didnt want even to start every other time and i was getting fuel consumption of 11l/100kms aprox. Meanwhile i checked my emmisions, lambda, everything i could think of because i didnt know how could use so much fuel if its not spitting it since im driving it prety gently.
And then i started driving on actual fuel and got some actual fuel consumption readings wich im really happy to share with you. First of all i drive my car prety gently (If you wonder why, its driving style i like). Since im not driving on highway i dont go faster than 80-85km/h (50mph).
I have never done a full tank of city driving so i cant provide you with that information.
Highest reading i got was combined kind of city driving in the winter when i calculated 8.5l/100 kms (33mpg - since most of you are probably using imperial units i will convert for you since im from europe)
Usual combined driving in the winter i was getting 7.9-8.4l/100km (36-34mpg)
Driving in the summer got me significantly lower fuel consumption and i got calculations of 7-7.6l/100km (40-37mpg) sometimes running AC pretty much all the time on combined driving conditions.
Lately im driving 90-95km (in both directions) trip (60mi) and i was surprised when i saw how many kms im getting even before my fuel light came on. I have prety much open road (wich i do my favourite speed of 50mph on) and drive about 10kms of that trip in pure city driving (wich is not much more than 10% of that trip) In that 90sth kms trip i have two cold starts because engine cools down completly from sitting half a day.
I averaged 5.6l/100km (50mpg). That was average on my first fuel tank when i started driving there and i will update when i calculate avg for second tank to verify that first calculation.
Im prety happy with my fuel consumption but im also interested what numbers i could achieve with some significantly more economical cars like vw up 60 hp version for example.
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Old 10-20-2017, 04:36 PM   #63
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Originally Posted by Ivan View Post
I averaged 5.6l/100km (50mpg).
50mpg!!! Must be downhill both ways.
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:06 PM   #64
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Originally Posted by paul somlo View Post
50mpg!!! Must be downhill both ways.
Its obviously not. There is no point or reason for me to lie.
its the driving style that affect average fuel consumption the most. I alredy mentioned that im really easy on throttle and that my top speed is 50 mph. (unlike almost every other driving style)
Its just one thing i forgot to mention that probably has some effect (i dont know how much) on that average and that is that im running my tires at 0.5 bar above recomended spec. Hope i dont get attacked for that crime :P
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:27 PM   #65
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Im quite dedicated to efficient driving...
Here is one clip recorded on part of my route where im driving on open road.
You could call me slow but isnt it cool to have such average figures?
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