50 MPG at a Steady 30 Mph over 3 miles. by carlpenn



carlpenn
I took the Tourer out on Saturday and was very impressed to see that along a straight 3 Mile run at 30Mph I got a nice 50Mpg out of it, This was from standstill at Traffic lights where I reset the Trip computer to "0" on each of the required options and pulled away keeping the Rpm's under 2000 on each Gear.

Proof that driving like a Sunday driver isn't just an annoyance, but in fact very Fuel efficient :D
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Posted 09 Apr 2012, 16:59 #1 

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Arctic
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carl
The screen reading is not all it seems best to do a brim to brim to make sure but if you are getting that wow it takes my diesel at least 6 miles to reach temp ? Arctic.

Posted 09 Apr 2012, 19:43 #2 


carlpenn
Arctic wrote:carl
The screen reading is not all it seems best to do a brim to brim to make sure but if you are getting that wow it takes my diesel at least 6 miles to reach temp ? Arctic.


Car was already warm, I had been driving for a while. What I did was once at temp, I drove the 3 mile straight, well there was a few mini roundabouts but you get the idea :p

I have driven this straight many times before and usually only got a max of 46 Mpg but after the Service, I have noted a great improvement in Drive.

While the Screen may not be accurate, I would say that my Car is probably hitting the Handbook Mpg for Urban Roads, on a decent straight run. Hit traffic and it all changes lol, but thats life. I had read somewhere that driving below 2000 Rpm gives better Mpg so I wanted to put it to teh Test :D
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Posted 09 Apr 2012, 19:50 #3 

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Mofo
I know people continually slate the onboard MPG, but I find mine is actually pretty accurate. I'm happy to believe my display, it matches what I have worked out over the past year quite well.

Posted 09 Apr 2012, 20:15 #4 


PaulT
Arctic wrote:carl
The screen reading is not all it seems best to do a brim to brim to make sure but if you are getting that wow it takes my diesel at least 6 miles to reach temp ? Arctic.


That's a fast warm up....mine takes a bit longer than that.

As for the message centre mph mine reads about 2.5mpg low. You can alter the accuracy using the diagnostic tool.
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Posted 10 Apr 2012, 06:21 #5 

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James.uk
>>>it takes my diesel at least 6 miles to reach temp ? Arctic.<<<

??? From a cold start my CDTi auto gets up to temp in approx a mile (town driving) and easily gets up to temp after 3 miles on an Mway.. I do have a working FBH (Fuel burning heater.) though.. :D (on original thermo at 161k miles)... :)
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Posted 12 Apr 2012, 02:23 #6 

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ceedy
carlpenn wrote:I took the Tourer out on Saturday and was very impressed to see that along a straight 3 Mile run at 30Mph I got a nice 50Mpg out of it, This was from standstill at Traffic lights where I reset the Trip computer to "0" on each of the required options and pulled away keeping the Rpm's under 2000 on each Gear.

Proof that driving like a Sunday driver isn't just an annoyance, but in fact very Fuel efficient :D



If I do a reset at a junction and floor it I can get about 7.2 mpg ..

in my Auto ! ;) :-o :oops: :whump:
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Posted 17 Apr 2012, 15:18 #7 

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James.uk
>>>along a straight 3 Mile run at 30Mph I got a nice 50Mpg<<<

That would be impossible in my auto, coz at 30 it only just gets into 4th gear.. lol...
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Posted 18 Apr 2012, 17:46 #8 


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