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Old 18th September 2007, 18:29   #1
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Lightbulb Overdrive Logan Mega mileage run- 35.72kmpl!

Overdrive claims to have set a new record (breaking the one set by Autocarindia in Ford fiesta)

Distance covered on a tankful- 2248.23 kms.
Achieved fuel efficiency of Logan 1.5 dCi- 35.72 kmpl.

Another marketing marketing gimmick? What do you think?

But in the current situation, Logan dCi looks a winner, if it wasn't for the pricing. Petrols are priced OK, diesels are priced bit high!
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Even Honda has tried this: Honda City i-DSI gets 26.2km per liter in fuel economy challenge
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Overdrive claims to have set a new record (breaking the one set by Autocarindia in Ford fiesta)

Distance covered on a tankful- 2248.23 kms.
Achieved fuel efficiency of Logan 1.5 dCi- 35.72 kmpl.

Another marketing marketing gimmick? What do you think?

But in the current situation, Logan dCi looks a winner, if it wasn't for the pricing. Petrols are priced OK, diesels are priced bit high!
I am sure for 1500 KM of those 2200 odd km they were on downhill or were pushing the car.
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Old 18th September 2007, 19:46   #4
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I remember they got something like 32+ kmpl on a fiesta diesel. I have never gotten more than 13.5kmpl in the city and 18kmpl on the highway. Its all a marketing gimmick. We will never be able to achieve even half of that figure( in the city, I mean). I think most people know by now how they achieve those figures, but there might be some who fall prey to such gimmicks.
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i think these test results serve more as a reference point than as the actual efficiency....hence comparisons become easier
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Old 18th September 2007, 19:49   #6
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If I remember correctly Hero Honda used to do it with their bikes. I saw some of them literally sleeping on the bikes (saying they wanted to reduce the effect of wind, lol). It was plain ridiculous.
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Are they waiting for an applause? Is it a milestone beating Autocar's Fiesta record? Jebus!

When they can't improve their magazine quality, content and photograph wise, all they can do is rant about some retarded figure. Maybe their standard test conditions should include driving on the moon, that way they'd have bigger figures to print in bold.
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Car driven in straight line, between 40-50 kph, no traffic, dry roads.

Let them do this test on a potholed road, full of pedestrians, 2 wheelers, cows, autos, trucks, bluelines, cops eyeing a rich looking prey, beggars and then we will know the real FE.
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I am surprised that they clocked 2200+ km of straight flat smooth road driving at 50 kmph with noone on the road.
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I am surprised that they clocked 2200+ km of straight flat smooth road driving at 50 kmph with noone on the road.
Exactly ,where is this road in India ?
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Probably they chose 1 km straight no-pothole road and drove 1100 times over and over again. lol.
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Probably they chose 1 km straight no-pothole road and drove 1100 times over and over again. lol.
Couldn't stop laughing after reading that statement, hilarious

Whats the point of all this ? When its a well known fact, such figures are IMPOSSIBLE to achieve in normal driving conditions, why do it ?
Another marketing gimmick i say
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I'd like to know why they picked the Logan rather than Swift Vdi.

Don't be surprised if this event was sponsored by a Mahindra group company.
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Marketing gimmick.... yes. For sure !

But then, these tests are carried out in an ideal scenario.

overdrive must have used the test track at the VRDE Ahmednagar. It is a smooth oval with banked turning. You can easily drive a constant 40-50 kmph in top gear without any hassles.

I agree with you all when you say this is a marketing gimmick. But now, we can compare the Logan Dci and the Fiesta diesel.

Before you start laughing at me, see it properly. Both have been tested in near-perfect conditions. That way, we can say the Logan is better (of course, if Overdrive has cheated, then everything's down the drain ).

Basically, we cant get mileage anywhere close to what these people get only because of the traffic. If you were to drive these same cars, say in the US or Europe, you would get at least 17-20 kmpl. Simply because traffic flows so smoothly there and they dont need to brake for every other cow or pedestrian.

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I'd like to know why they picked the Logan rather than Swift Vdi.

Don't be surprised if this event was sponsored by a Mahindra group company.
Of course it was sponsored !! that goes without saying. I dont think any of these "mileage" runs are carried out in the interest of public information.


It is always sponsored by a company. I am dead sure Ford would have paid a ton of money to ACI and here M&M would have paid OD.

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Exactly ,where is this road in India ?
This must have been in the test facility in their own backyard or on a ramp.

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Probably they chose 1 km straight no-pothole road and drove 1100 times over and over again. lol.
No, that way they would have to brake & turn which consumes fuel.
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