Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 31st July 2008, 09:56   #1291
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: kolkata
Posts: 927
Thanked: 23 Times
Default

My Amby Avigo Petrol give me 7 Kmpl on average, all city with 100% AC. I think I have one of the most uneconomical rides in the forum.

Have not tried Highways, and by the way Kolkata is one of the most congested cities to drive in.
musicmanaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th August 2008, 20:53   #1292
BHPian
 
sreenivass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bangalore India
Posts: 872
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

in my recent return trip from my home town my Petra 1.6 returned close to 16 KMPL without A/C. As the A/C belt was broke I had to driver back without A/C and windows down with speeds not more than 80 KMPH. First time without A/C and windows down, high FE too.
sreenivass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th August 2008, 18:17   #1293
BHPian
 
Path_Finder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 623
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

My Ikon used to give just 10kmpl in city with A/C - of course my office is just 6 km away but with so many signals and thick of city traffic. And generally most of my rides are short.

On long highway rides it gives an amazing 17-18kmpl; I am still not very clear on why such a huge difference.
Path_Finder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th August 2008, 18:23   #1294
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Lost
Posts: 404
Thanked: 44 Times
Default

Civic 1.8V AT
All City driving
Avg commute distance (Home to Office) - 2Kms one way
AC - 100%
KMs done - 3200 in 10 months
Mileage - 6.8 KMPL

May be short commute distance is to blame ?
entropy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th August 2008, 20:47   #1295
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 20
Thanked: 0 Times
Question Short city commutes lead to lower efficiency?

Quote:
Originally Posted by entropy View Post
Civic 1.8V AT
All City driving
Avg commute distance (Home to Office) - 2Kms one way
AC - 100%
Mileage - 6.8 KMPL

May be short commute distance is to blame ?

I have the same doubt. My Fiesta (1.4 ZXI) stats currently:

Office Daily Commute: 9 kms round trip
AC: 100%
Mileage: 10.5 kmpl


I believe the short distance is to be blamed. In winter months, when the HVAC utilization was practically zero, the Fiesta returned an efficency of about 12.5-13 kmpl.

When I had booked the car, the Ford salesman had confidently claimed 15kmpl in city driving! I laughed him off Somehow, I want his words to come true now

Just curious, have other members seen such a drop in efficiency owing to AC?
EngineOil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th August 2008, 21:00   #1296
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 20
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Interestingly!

The DTE (approx 'Distance to Empty') figures on the Fiesta have undergone a change like this:

Winter Months
Full Tank: ~45L
Predicted DTE: 540
Predicted Efficiency: 12 kmpl
On a full-tank to full-tank calculation, I was getting 12.5 - 13 kmpl.

Summer Months
Full Tank: ~45L
Predicted DTE: 425
Predicted Efficiency: 9.5 kmpl
On a full-tank to full-tank calculation, I am getting 10.5 kmpl.

Nice Artificial Intelligence there Keep the customer happy
EngineOil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th August 2008, 23:51   #1297
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,059
Thanked: 284 Times
Default

For the first time since Jun 2007, my Swift returned an FE of 16 in the city! I drove very light-footed this week. Tried to keep the rev counter under 2K RPM most of the time. The MJD engine simply rocks!
blue_pulsar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2008, 09:34   #1298
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 978
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Path_Finder View Post
My Ikon used to give just 10kmpl in city with A/C - of course my office is just 6 km away but with so many signals and thick of city traffic. And generally most of my rides are short.

On long highway rides it gives an amazing 17-18kmpl; I am still not very clear on why such a huge difference.
Which Ikon is this, 1.6 or 1.3 litre?

My baleno (Euro-III model) has been giving me 10+Kmpl on an average for city driving, average daily distance traveled is 10Km total (short! no wonder my odo reads just about 13K in 2years 7months). I had a long trip only once, when it returned 15Kmpl (average speed 90Kmph, 120Kmph at times). A/C usage was roughly 50%, and 75% respectively. BTW, I have little wider 185mm tires.

Recently I have done two things that *may* improve mileage- 1. started using system-G, and 2. added a temp. control for A/C (but then AC button is ON most of the time now!). Let us see how it goes.
santosh.s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2008, 09:45   #1299
BHPian
 
DriverR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 288
Thanked: 87 Times
Default

Past two refills check, my i10 (1.1) has been giving 14 kmpl. Distance done 3800km.
DriverR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2008, 09:52   #1300
jav
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 193
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

indica dlx
only city driving and 50% a/c
normal diesel 10-11 kmpl
premium 14+
jav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2008, 11:03   #1301
BHPian
 
appuchan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Bangy
Posts: 639
Thanked: 13 Times
Default

My FE figures as on the week ended 9th August.

Santro: 17.2 kmpl (all city drive)
Verna(Petrol): 13.9 kmpl (all city drive)
appuchan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2008, 11:07   #1302
Senior - BHPian
 
KSM-Vtec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: MH-02-India-Bombay-Bandra
Posts: 1,563
Thanked: 437 Times
Default

OHC Vtec

In City
With A/C - 9-10
Without A/C - 10-12

Highway
With A/C - 10-12
Without A/C - 12-14
KSM-Vtec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2008, 12:52   #1303
Senior - BHPian
 
alpha1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: P00NA
Posts: 1,577
Thanked: 891 Times
Default

I have a Old Vtec, and I am really puzzled by its diet.

Once I took it towards Mulshi-Tamini from Pune. Totally covering 160 km.
Fuel burnt?
Only 9 Litres.

17km/l
Couldn't really believe it.

Well, then from 9 L to 0 L - i could manage only 70km more (in hardcore peak rush hour city driving).
8km/l

I was amost speechless at this monster.
alpha1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2008, 14:26   #1304
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: delhi
Posts: 43
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Mondeo 2003 MK3
City - 10-11 Km/l
Highway - 12.5 - 15 Km/l

Swift Petrol
City - 13-14 Km/l
Highway - 16 Km/l
mondymk3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2008, 15:07   #1305
BHPian
 
mura's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Coimbatore
Posts: 179
Thanked: 6 Times
Default

Car : Toyota Aristo V300 - Driving with a light foot (60-80kmph) 7-8Kmpl , When using all 350+ Bhp - 4kmpl on Speed 97.

Car : Indica DLG - 15 kmpl

Car : Subaru Forester - 9 kmpl

Car : Ikon 1.6 - 9 kmpl
mura is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What was your car's actual resale? yeis What Car? 242 22nd September 2016 06:26
What is the fuel efficiency (FE) of your Santro Automatic (AT)? subscrive The Indian Car Scene 17 7th September 2010 14:16


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 02:22.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks