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Old 22nd December 2015, 21:57   #31
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Tata Safari Storme VX 2014

100 km/hr @ 2100rpm
120 km/hr @ 2500rpm...
Similar figure for my 2009 Safari 2.2 DiCOR 4x4. However, in my last year's GJ trip got a chance to floor the accelerator near Dholavira (long visibility > 5kms, straight road, black tarmac in white background of Rann). Safari hit the rated top speed at about 4200 rpm after which ECU slowed down abruptly. I feel most comfortable crusing between 90-110km/h in this beast.

Brio- cruises at about 110km/h at ~3100 rpm. Engine doesn't feel strained at all, but, the puppy starts bouncing up and down at the rear above this speed. Most comfortable (dynamics) is 90-120 km/h.


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...530d sees 100 kph at merely 1,250 rpm...
Almost like the motor in a washing machine, all it lacks is 8th gear

My 10 year old stock cast iron RE Bullet Electra cruises comfortably at 65-75 km/h. No Tachometer there but, I guess it will be somewhere around 2500rpm. Above 90km/h it feels as if its gear box and engine will disintegrate itself.

Harley Iron 883 cruises comfortably at about 100-110 km/h at around 3100-3200 rpm.

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Old 22nd December 2015, 23:39   #32
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Suzuki esteem
100 kmph@ 2100rpm

Volvo b7r
90-100 kmph @ 1100-1200 rpm
( peeped at the dash once. Out of habit. Was difficult peeping at it from the seat just behind the driver's though.)

Just for comparison's sake,
Hero Honda Karizma
100kmph @ 6000ish rpm

Do note smaller engines need to rev more for same speeds. Lets discuss why!
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Old 23rd December 2015, 02:39   #33
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Excellent Thread Printh!

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XUV 500

All on 6th Gear

80 kmph 1600 RPM
100 kmph 1800-1900 RPM
110 kmph 2200 RPM
120 KMPH 2400 RPM
@Vikram
Something is not in Sync, Just been on a 950 Kms drive last week & did a constant 120 Kmph on the Expressway & noted the rpm was the exactly same in my XUV as mentioned in the official T-Bhp review of XUV5OO.

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At a 100 kph in 6th gear, the engine is lazily ticking over @ 1,800 odd rpm. And at 120 kph, the 2.2L unit is spinning @ 2,200 odd rpm.
As per the official T-Bhp review of XUV5OO, 120 kmph should come up at 2200 rpm. Would love to know what factors can cause variables.
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Old 23rd December 2015, 03:49   #34
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@Vikram
Something is not in Sync, Just been on a 950 Kms drive last week & did a constant 120 Kmph on the Expressway & noted the rpm was the exactly same in my XUV as mentioned in the official T-Bhp review of XUV5OO.

..hi let me try an open road today and come back
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Old 23rd December 2015, 09:25   #35
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Esteem MPFI
90 @ 2K RPM 5th gear
80 @ 2.1K RPM 4th gear

Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCI

120 @ 3K RPM 5th gear

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Old 23rd December 2015, 09:58   #36
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Duster AWD
6th Gear

80kmph - 1750 RPM
90 kmph - 2000 RPM
100 kmph - 2250 RPM
110 kmph - 2500 RPM
120 kmph - 2750 RPM
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So true!! The engine is very tractable one.

But I have a doubt,my vento has the same engine but differ in engine speeds from your GT despite same ratios. Why?
It would've been better if there had been an additional gear since even with 5 gears,I get 20.5 kmpl by constant cruising at 105-110 kmph.


So printh, many people (including me) usually are a bit confused on how to extract better FE from their cars.

To get a better FE, COASTING is necessary rather than CRUISING

I am quite sure you have tried this, but just in case you have not:

- While on a good open highway, get to a cruising speed in your Vento.

- Try to take you foot of the 'A' pedal and try coasting your car along, as far as possible.

- While braking as well, try to go slow and be gentle while pressing the 'B' pedal.


I tried this method once on an early morning drive and could extract this from my 1.6 GT:

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Old 23rd December 2015, 10:33   #38
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I have observed slight variation of tacho reading w.r.t load, AC and tyre pressure in Hyundai i10 and i20 Kappa.
With full load , AC on and tyre pressure at 30-31psi , it takes 100-200rpm more to attain same speed.

Hyundai i10 Kappa2
80kph - - - 2000rpm
100kph - - - 2500 - 2600rpm
120kph - - - 3000 - 3200rpm

Hyundai i20 Kappa
80kph - - - 2200rpm
100kph - - - 3000rpm
120kph - - - 3500rpm
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GT TSI - 28k km run, 2 people on board, no AC (Delhi winters - ), Tiptronic mode gear 7
80kph - 1700rpm
90kph - 1900rpm
100kph - 2100rpm

All these speeds are right at the start of the turbo zone! Overtaking is a simple matter of tapping the A-pedal. NVH levels very good owing to the 7 gears.

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To get a better FE, COASTING is necessary rather than CRUISING
I am able to consistently extract 17-18 kmpl on my morning office drive. Drive distance - 15km out of which 11 km on NH8 from Gurgaon to Delhi. Drive time - ~23 min. The drive includes slow moving traffic speeds initially and nearing the end. Cruising speed is ~90kmph - minimal use of brakes and coasting when possible. This driving style ensures a comfortable ride (no sudden braking), high FE and reduced wear and tear on brakes. I only use the Tiptronic mode and ensure that rpm doesn't fall below 1300.
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My Ritz Vxi 2010 K12 does 100 kmph at around 2800 rpm
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Elite i20 Petrol:
100 km/hr : 2700
120 km.hr : 3000

The car is best driven at 100. But one (i mean me) tends to go 120 is the road is good !
I wish it had 6th gear like the i20 diesel. That would be such a great help for highway cruising.
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Tata Safari 3.0 L

90 kmph @ 1600-1650 rpm
100 kmph @1750-1800 rpm
110 kmph @ 1950-2000 rpm

The variable RPM ranges are because the safari 3.0L tacho has only 4 markings: 0,1,2 and 3 and are spaced quite apart.
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New Gen Scorpio AT:
080 KMPH @ ~1800
100 KMPH @ ~2000 in 6th cog.

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Elite i20 Petrol:
100 km/hr : 2700
120 km.hr : 3000

The car is best driven at 100. But one (i mean me) tends to go 120 is the road is good !
I wish it had 6th gear like the i20 diesel. That would be such a great help for highway cruising.
Second that, the i20 definitely feels the need for a 6th cog as the engine feels strained the moment it goes close to 3k. My crusing speeds range between 80 to 100 km/hr somewhere in the range of 2500 and 2800 rpm. Cruising between 90 to 100 gives me the best fuel efficiency.
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Would love to know what factors can cause variables.
Number of occupants, higher luggage load, higher fuel level, etc. could be a reason for lower road speed at the same RPM / higher RPM for same road speed.
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