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Old 1st January 2008, 20:06   #1096
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its very much frugal..
considering 40 tonner , running in sand at 60kmph,on steel belts with huge engines...
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Interesting thing I remembered with reference to fuel efficiency. In one of the Auto shows, Hormarz mentioned that the Battle tank in the Indian army gives an average of One kilometer for 8 litres of petrol . A dent free experience at a price. Any takers ?
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Old 1st January 2008, 20:09   #1097
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the 1.6 16 valve 100+ bhp. 1080+kg palio s10 giving 18 +is really good..
so as the sx4 values!!keep up the fuel saving driving style ON

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Did my first 407 kms drive highway drive in the SX4 a week back on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway.

XtraPremium 91 Octane fuel.

2 people on board.

A/C on Full time.

Tyre pressure at 28 psi.

Kms Driven so far: 3000kms: (Done the running in period.)

Mileage achieved: 15.35kmpl.

The best mileage I have got from my S10 has been 18.67kmpl. This was achieved last year on December 22-23 on the run from Mumbai to Nashik and back.
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great figures, keep it up!
I'm was just thinking, The parity between the Highway & city is 7 kmpl.

Is it normal? I mean its a lot of difference. Any thoughts on that?

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Old 2nd January 2008, 08:56   #1099
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When I was driving at 80kmph at an average, my mileage was around 12kmpl in my 1.3GETZ. When I wanted to check the mileage with lesser speed, I found that it returned a consistent 13.5kmpl with 60-70kmph.
The route to my office at Mysore is a pretty easier one with very less traffic. Occasional city ride accompanied.
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Here are figures from my last week's rajasthan trip-

Car- Hyundai elantra CRDi Diesel

Delhi-Jaipur-Ajmer-Jodhpur -almost flatout with too much braking and acceleration,touched 200 and maintained 160+ for 20-25kms -12.3kpl

Jodhpur-Jaisalmer-Bikaner-Jaipur- the roads here were straight and empty,maintained 140kph all along with occasional bursts to 160-170,bikaner to jaipur at 100kmph constant- 16.3kpl
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Old 2nd January 2008, 15:30   #1101
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The day my dad got the Fiesta 1.6 SXi, he visits the petrol pump more often.. Didnt pay much attention while driving on city roads (air con always on). But on highways we got an average of around 13.5-14kpl with ac.
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Last Full Tank:

Fuel used: 29 Ltrs
Km Traveled: 659.6
FE: 22.75
Car: Alto Lx
AC Used: 2%
Driving Style: 40% Light Footed, 40% Medium Footed, 20% Heavy Footed


Points to be noted: Woke up specially at 5am and got the fuel filled. Was the 3rd guy to get the fuel filled at PUMP as i asked them. So getting fuel filled early in the mornings do help a bit!
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Old 3rd January 2008, 17:51   #1103
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Car : Sonata Gold 2.7 V 6
Fuel type: Petrol ( Power)
Location: Bandra/Andheri
AC: 100%
FE : 6.5 / 7.5 (AC 85%)

car hasn't gone out of the city as yet so will update when i do so.
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Car: New Honda City (iDSI)
Fuel: Petrol
Location: Pune + Aurangabad
AC: 75%
City FE: 13 (Lot of clutch).
Highway FE: 18 (best that my driver managed to get).

Worst highway FE: 13.5 (on Express way)
Worst City FE: 11
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the palio 1.6 engine has zero degree cam overlapping... at no given time both inlet and exhaust walves are open..
so fuel is not lost through the exhaust valve without geting power out of it!!<99.99% car engines have some degree of valve overlapping!!
so the power u get is what is demanded by the driver through the accelerator..
palio 1.6 engine has a load sensing function as well as the vehicle speed sensing and gear selection in the programming... so mismatch of these +bad driving conditions in the city will give u lower avrage...
how many 1000.+kg cars producing 100+bhp<un officially 103> cloking 0-100 kmph in sub 11.5 seconds costing sub 5 lac give such good milages!!!
ONE THING FOR SURE.. AS THERE IS NO VALVE OVERLAP FRESH AIR FUEL MIXTURE IS NOT THROWN OUT THROUGH EXHAUST...
AND AS IT HAS WIDE BAND LAMBDA SENSOR +32 BIT PROCESSOR TO CONTROL THE AIR FUEL MIXTURE AT VERY HIGH FREQUENCY CLSER TO 14.7;1 AIR FUEL RATIO . THE ENGINE OR THE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE . LOWER FUEL AVRAGES
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I'm was just thinking, The parity between the Highway & city is 7 kmpl.

Is it normal? I mean its a lot of difference. Any thoughts on that?

cheers
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Old 13th January 2008, 05:55   #1106
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I got around 11 kmpl from my Santro in Mumbai.
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Old 13th January 2008, 21:51   #1107
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the palio 1.6 engine has zero degree cam overlapping... at no given time both inlet and exhaust walves are open..
so fuel is not lost through the exhaust valve without geting power out of it!!<99.99% car engines have some degree of valve overlapping!!
so the power u get is what is demanded by the driver through the accelerator..
palio 1.6 engine has a load sensing function as well as the vehicle speed sensing and gear selection in the programming... so mismatch of these +bad driving conditions in the city will give u lower avrage...
how many 1000.+kg cars producing 100+bhp<un officially 103> cloking 0-100 kmph in sub 11.5 seconds costing sub 5 lac give such good milages!!!
ONE THING FOR SURE.. AS THERE IS NO VALVE OVERLAP FRESH AIR FUEL MIXTURE IS NOT THROWN OUT THROUGH EXHAUST...
AND AS IT HAS WIDE BAND LAMBDA SENSOR +32 BIT PROCESSOR TO CONTROL THE AIR FUEL MIXTURE AT VERY HIGH FREQUENCY CLSER TO 14.7;1 AIR FUEL RATIO . THE ENGINE OR THE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE . LOWER FUEL AVRAGES
My Petra has given about 12.5 KMPL city and highway combined average for 900+ KMs trip. includes 2nd gear travel in congested traffic for at least 100+ KMs. Speeds driven mostly between 80-100 KMPH.
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Old 13th January 2008, 21:58   #1108
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Car: Swift ZXi
City: 13 Kmpl
Highway: 15Kmpl

All with 100% AC
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Old 13th January 2008, 22:46   #1109
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My City ZX
Maximum - 18.5 KMPL Mysore - Pondicherry with 100% AC and 100+Kmph
Minimum - 14.8 KMPL Mysore City 100% AC
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My WagonR:
City driving : 11.5 to 14.5 kms, depending on traffic density and AC usage
Highway : 16 to 16.5 kms, with AC on 70% of the time.

Ford Fiesta 1.6:
City driving : 11 to 13.5 kms, varies due to traffic density and AC usage (worst was 10.2 with heavy-footed driving)
Highway :-13.7 to 16.5. The higher figure of 16.5 was during my recent trip to Mumbai over a stretch of 330 kms (with 50% AC) and at speeds below 100.
A sprited dash on the Pune expressway (between 120 to 170) lowered the mileage to 14, with 70%% AC usage.
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