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Old 13th May 2013, 23:49   #3751
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Skoda Octavia estate 2001, 1.9 TDi 110hp manual gearbox. Average 59 miles per (British) gallon on a long journey exceeding no more than 90mph. The car has covered 160,000 miles (original engine, no repairs or internal work done). Short trips, about 52 mpg. Top speed around 120 mph.

Mercedes 1991 300TD automatic gearbox. (W124 series estate). Average 39 mpg on a long journey exceeding no more than 85mph. The car has covered 330,000 miles (original engine, no repairs or internal work done). Shorter trips - around 32mpg. Top speed around 110 mph.

Citroen 2cv6, 1982. Average 51 mpg on a long run, 47 mpg on shorter trips. The car has covered 220,000 miles on its original (600cc twin cylinder) engine, with a bore rehone and reground valves at 180,000 miles. The car was desinged in the 1940s. Top speed 75 mph.
Multiplying mpg by 0.352 converts to kmpl - so

59 = 21
52 = 18
47 = 16.5
39 = 14
32 = 11

The European measure of economy is litres per hundred km, which is completely confusing - and coins the term the 1 litre car, referring to a super-economical car which will go 100km on 1 litre of fuel.
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Old 14th May 2013, 00:01   #3752
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The European measure of economy is litres per hundred km, which is completely confusing - and coins the term the 1 litre car, referring to a super-economical car which will go 100km on 1 litre of fuel.
Never found the whole litres consumed per 100km thing confusing. Infact if one has a good idea about their tank capacity and range, this is a more helpful measure.
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Never found the whole litres consumed per 100km thing confusing. Infact if one has a good idea about their tank capacity and range, this is a more helpful measure.
Ok, I should have added 'for me'. I agree that there is a logic which once used must make measuring the economy the other way round seem odd.

Measuring fuel efficiency rather than consumption, which is the difference between the mpg or kmpl and European l/100km, to me makes sense, even if the scale is non-linear. But then I would say that, it's what I have been brought up with.

Another analysis of the two measuring methods is that if you know how far you will be travelling, the consumption figure in l/100km makes sense. If your trip is an open-ended one, having put in a couple of gallons or 10 litres of fuel you know how far that will carry you.

Of course both methods result in a particular number which can bear little resemblance to the reality - eg roofrack, cold weather, heavy load, cheap tyres etc. The reality may well be that many people know how much in money terms they require for a particular trip, given certain conditions.

Then again, the fuel gauge is always useful!
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Update on my manual Cruze LT:

Mileage: 14.5 km/lt
Distance: Around 1,700km
Type: 95% highway, 5% city
Cruising speeds: Typically at 100 km/hr+ on deserted NH7
AC: 100% on (40C+ outside)
Load: Full load (2 adults, 2 kids, boot completely full with heavy luggage)

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Hello All,

Update on my WagonR K10's fuel efficiency during last couple of months:

City only driving: 12 kmpl with 50% A/c
City + Highway driving: 14 - 15 kmpl with 75% A/c
Highway only driving: 18 kmpl with A/c on most of the times.

Petrol type: Normal (from same petrol pump)
Measurement: Full tank to full tank, stop filling at auto cut-off.

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hello all,

my first car Alto K10 is has done ~9000 KMs in 10 Months, yet to get the first oil change. I drive mostly in the city. my part of city has a fair share of open roads

with the petrol prices varying so often, I mostly try to track the rupees/KM
which for me stays between 4-5 rupees/KM,

the petrol prices have seen using the car have been from 73 to 69 Rs/liter.

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Car: RITZ VDI
Fuel: Normal diesel, 30.38 L
Distance: 530.1 Km
Method: Tankful-Tankful
A/C: On 95% of time
Terrain: Fully city
FE: 17.45 KMPL
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My Ford Ikon (1.6) is pushing a decade now and has clocked 85K on the odo. Most recent checks suggest a FE of 10.5-11.0, which I reckon is not too bad. However, have to point out that this has dipped from its peak of 12.5-13.0 (sustained for a few years). After a long hiatus, I have resumed using System G and the engine growl is definitely more rounded than edgy; keen to see if this results in an uptick in FE as well.
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My cruze automatic ,2012 new model gives me 8 km in stop and go city traffic and 11.5 in normal highway driving.On sedate deriving in highways i have got 13 km.My i20 gives me 15 km in city and 17 in highways.Once on the highway at night i got 22 ,but that was for testing the mileage with just me ,without ac also at speeds of 70 km/hr
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My i10 gives me between 10-11 in the city with 100% AC. I'm the only occupant most of the times. It returned a mileage of 14-17 recently on our trip to Mysore.

The mileage within the city is hopeless for such a small car. Mileage is a joke for the otherwise good car. Only if Hyundai can work on the mileage, this car will sell more for sure. Absolutely VFM car.
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2009 WagonR Lxi (minor)
Best FE- 17.3 km/l ,2 persons, full a/c, sedate driving
worst FE-13 km/l ,4 persons, full a/c, driven hard
last reading-16.5km/l ,5 persons, full a/c, sedate driving
All figures 70% highway and 30% urban
Looks like the car is highly sensitive to load it carries
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alto LXI
without a/c with a/c
city 14-16 12-14
highway 18-20 16-17
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Swift Dzire ZDI(Old Gen)

Average FE during my 57K Kms of Ownership is 16.47
Lowest FE: 13.65
Highest FE: 22.02

During my recent trip,

Bangalore - Nagercoil,
Total Kms: 670 Kms
Speed: 90-110, Occasionally touched 120s
AC: 100%
FE: 21.67

Nagercoil - Bangalore
Total Kms: 670 Kms
Speed: 90-100, Occasionally touched 120s
AC: 100%
FE: 21.33
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My Swift Vxi (2012), returns about 17.4 kmpl as per the meter reading in proper Delhi start stop traffic with 100% AC on.
I guess that is terrific for a petrol engine in such conditions.

Last time i tried the tankful to tankful method, i got around 16.5 Kmpl in the same conditions.
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Car: RITZ VDI
Fuel: Normal diesel, 32.21 L
Distance: 587.1 Km
Method: Tankful-Tankful
A/C: On 80% of time
Terrain: Fully city
FE: 18.22 KMPL

From the my earlier reported FE of 17.45KMPL ,is it due to lesser use of AC? (It is raining cats & dogs here in TVM, So A/C usage is less)
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