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Old 13th November 2012, 11:15   #3481
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Our Swift ZDi, F.E. 17.7 KMPL.

Over 17,000 KMs on city and highways. With AC On always.
Er,but is that a good figure for a zdi?
Our petrol has returned 14.5 all in city with ac,at 4k kms.
Just asking.
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Yesterday got back from a 2 day up and down trip between Chennai - Palakkad. In between had done, around 150 kms from Palakkad to Mezhathur as well.

Total distance - 1300kms
Fuel used - 69.02
FE - 18.83
car - 2010 - i10 1.2

drove it largely between 80-100. a/c was used for about 20% of the time

80-90kms seems to be a sweetspot for the I10 kappa as far as FE is concerned. However, the kappa engine seems to be too "narrowly" tuned for FE

within city it just about manages 10-11 max but in highways manages 18-20 ! i have never see such a variance for ANY CAR.

also a/c usage in highways or maintaining 100-110kmph speeds brings the FE down to about 16-17kmpl
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80-90kms seems to be a sweetspot for the I10 kappa as far as FE is concerned. However, the kappa engine seems to be too "narrowly" tuned for FE

within city it just about manages 10-11 max but in highways manages 18-20 ! i have never see such a variance for ANY CAR.

also a/c usage in highways or maintaining 100-110kmph speeds brings the FE down to about 16-17kmpl
All small engines have that much variation. My Alto K10 varies from 12 for heavy traffic to 14 for light city traffic to 20+ on highways.
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Can some Nissan Sunny (Petrol) owners state what is the actual mileage clocked in city traffic?

Would greatly appreciate inputs from Sunny owners especially from Bangalore.

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I recently did a 1280 km road trip from Hyderabad to Trivandrum and back.The fuel efficiency i got was 14.6 kmpl at speeds of 150kmph , 17.8kmpl at speeds of 110-120kmph and a whopping 25.28kmpl at speeds of 80-100kmph. Car was not loaded much it was just me and my wife and couple of bags and stuff. And i found the sweet spot of my car is around 80-100kmph so if i keep driving in that speed i can get 25kmpl consistently
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I recently did a 1280 km road trip from Hyderabad to Trivandrum and back.The fuel efficiency i got was 14.6 kmpl at speeds of 150kmph , 17.8kmpl at speeds of 110-120kmph and a whopping 25.28kmpl at speeds of 80-100kmph. Car was not loaded much it was just me and my wife and couple of bags and stuff. And i found the sweet spot of my car is around 80-100kmph so if i keep driving in that speed i can get 25kmpl consistently
Kumbidi Anna,

How long did you drive the car at 150kmph for you get that mileage figure?Be careful buddy.

For the 1.3 DDiS engine the turbo spools up at 2000 RPM so keeping the revvs slightly below 2000 RPM will yield in more mileage. If the turbo is not brought into action you can expect the mileage between 22-24kmpl. I would say 80-90kmph is the best speeds for the highway and is safer too so that you can react better in case of an emergency.

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Kumbidi Anna,

How long did you drive the car at 150kmph for you get that mileage figure?Be careful buddy.

For the 1.3 DDiS engine the turbo spools up at 2000 RPM so keeping the revvs slightly below 2000 RPM will yield in more mileage. If the turbo is not brought into action you can expect the mileage between 22-24kmpl. I would say 80-90kmph is the best speeds for the highway and is safer too so that you can react better in case of an emergency.

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Hi Anurag, I was in a hurry and i had to be home before midnight so i had to risk it. but i did it on empty stretches where i have at least 0.5km straight visibility(hyd-blore NH7). So that i can cover Bangalore in less time which will compensate for the expected slow traffic ahead and i managed to do 1280 kms in 17hrs, but normally i am a sane driver and i keep her below 100
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Hello All,

My latest mileage figures:

Car: 2010 Maruti WagonR K10
Distance: 430 kms (50% Highway & 50% normal city traffic)
Driving style: Moderate (ensuring to keep RPM's above 2000 mark most of the time)
Fual Consumed: 30.77 Liters
Mileage: 14 KMPL.

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2009 Swift ZXi - Mumbai Traffic - 10 Kmpl - Always with AC
2012 Ertiga ZDi - Mumbai Traffic - 16 Kmpl - Always with AC

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Here are the latest figures from my stable:

Skoda Laura vRS - 12.75 km/liter [40% in-city, 60% highway]

Hyundai i20 1.2 VTVT - 11.35 km/liter [100% in-city]

Optra Magnum 2.0 TCDi - 11.9 km/liter [70% in-city, 25% highway]

Hyundai Verna 1.6 CRDi - 14.2 km/liter [25% in-city, 75% highway]

Whenever driven in the city, all cars wade through the infamous rush-hour Mumbai traffic with moderate to high air conditioning at all times. Calculated with the tankful-to-tankful method.
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The vehicle : RITZ VDI
Distance covered : 599.6 Km
Fuel filled : 35.15 L
Terrain: Fully city, though not B2B
A/C : 90 %
FE: 17.05 KMPL
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Old 17th November 2012, 00:16   #3492
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Recently did a trip to mysore from Bangalore, starting with a full tank in my 5 month old K10 and boy, the first bar didnt move for 120 kms! Shifted up quicky staying within the 2.5k rpm and didnt exceed 100 kmph. No sudden braking by anticipating the infamous mysore road speedbreakers.

Guess disciplined driving really pays off!
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Recently my wagonR K10 got some chance to run on the highway, due to some emergencies where we had to put both our cars to use. From a tankfull, it gave me 287kms of running to the half tank mark. This included the congested traffic of KR puram and indiranagar, along with a highway drive till kolar and back twice. Assuming a fuel consumption of 16 liters, I got an FE of nearly 18kmpl, which I feel is good for a non-sedated pace with AC. The car on the same driving conditions returned less than 15kmpl the last time I took it on the highway. Could not top up and check exact FE as soon after the journey, the car was left Idling with AC and also driven in very narrow lanes for misc shopping purposes. So now the average would have decreased.
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Topped up today (always to auto cut off) - 37.69 ltrs @ 612.6 kms ~ 16.25 kmpl
All done in Bangalore city - ORR, Whitefield
> 2009 i20 magna petrol
> Shell regular petrol, Shell helix ultra engine oil
> 30% ac, 75% time lone driver, 25% with 5.
> All gears (including 1st) change @ 1.5-2K rpm
> Switch off at signals.
@ 400 kms, noticed that pressure in tyre was 29x3, and 24x1. Topped Nitrogen to 32.
Should have checked earlier and the mileage would have increased further.

While test driving an Etios, the salesman who was an ex-Hyundai guy told me that i10 & i20 has quite a lot of complaints of low mileage. Bit surprised actually as I cant remember the last time I got less than 14.5 in Bangalore city.
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CITY E MT 2012
1. DTE at Tankfull (approx 42 L) = 752 km (almost 18 kmpl :-o)
2. Trip set to zero then.
3. After 590 km DTE ran down to 0, but I continued driving for 2 more days.
4. And finally refuelled ~36 L more at same pump/dispenser cut-off method at 656 km trip meter reading!

5. My driving was mainly 80% of Highway driving and 20% stop-go very nasty traffic @ <10 kmph! Most of it was with AC off, occassionaly switched on to remove windscreen fog for < 5% of driving distance I suppose.

6. Avg Mileage read out 16.9 kmpl
ACTUAL COMPUTED - 18.22 kmpl ... simply AMAZING!

Key is to keep an eye on the instantaneous mileage graph in the City, and max it out by hypermiling when cruising / planned stopping.
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