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Old 17th February 2007, 20:11   #1
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Smile Amazing fuel efficiency from my Swift

I am amazed to see that my new Swift (3200 KM) is giving me average of 18.6 kmpl on highway with AC on (II speed) and at an average speed of 80-100 on 5th gear most of the time

Recently I had two long drives to Sangli and Mumbai (from Pune) with five adults and baggage...

I used HP's power petrol which was filled early in the morning (I heard that it's good to fill up your tank early in the morning)

Guys, aren't these great figures cosidering 1300 cc engine pulling 980 KG+ load ?

I am loving this beauty day by day....
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Old 18th February 2007, 00:39   #2
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Great. Maybe you should forward your experience to Maruti and they might publish it in their magazine - like they did akroy's BLR-Kol drive.
Should this thread be under the "What is your actual mileage" thread ?
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Old 18th February 2007, 06:38   #3
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That is really amazing FE figures. Is this the stock maruti swift or have you added any filters / additives, etc?
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Old 18th February 2007, 08:39   #4
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That does not surprise me, none the less it is a good FE achievement. I have heard of 100 BHP machines weighing ~1.2 tonnes going up to 16 KMPL. Your speeds are reasonable, so I am not surprised.
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Old 18th February 2007, 09:51   #5
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Abhay,

Thats pretty standard.
Its similar to what my swift gave me..
I figure if you go non-stop; no major braking and stopping at a decent speed (I hit 135 with 4 passengers and luggage in the hatch) with empty stretch of roads which offer you a cruise experience for 15 to 20 minutes without needing to hit the brakes, the Swift is quite good with the mileage figures.
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Old 18th February 2007, 12:03   #6
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That is really amazing FE figures. Is this the stock maruti swift or have you added any filters / additives, etc?
No filters or additives as I dont believe in it...
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Old 19th February 2007, 07:21   #7
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After all, Swift is a nicely engineered gem from the MUL stable.

And was there any loss of engine refinement during the long drives ?
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In stock condition, it is an impressive mileage. Btw, what are you clocking inside the city?

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Old 20th February 2007, 00:57   #9
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How did you come up with an exact figure of 18.6, by the way? Hope, you have calculated the fuel consumption from tankful to tankful, and not tankful to tank-empty. Impressive mileage, nonetheless. Congrats!
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Old 7th March 2007, 11:59   #10
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yes, it was tankful to tankful
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Thats a great mileage dude. But what is logic in filling early morning
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I used HP's power petrol which was filled early in the morning (I heard that it's good to fill up your tank early in the morning)
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The fuel dispenser measures the fuel by measuring the volume of the fuel, as the ambient temperature in the morning is lower than it is during the day, the density of the fuel will be higher in the morning (since it has cooled down through the night) than it is during the day, so you get more fuel when you fill up in the morning.
IMO this will cause a very marginal change in the amount of petrol getting dispensed.
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Thats a pretty decent mileage. My M-1000 used to give me in excess of 17 KMpl on highways.

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Thats a great mileage dude. But what is logic in filling early morning

i think there is a thread about that. please search the forum.
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Well, my Ikon Flair returned me 18.8 kmpl on my return trip from Palakkad to Bangalore, with minimal use of A/C (around 30%). Maintained speeds not more than 110 kmph, and a constant pace wherever possible.
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Old 7th March 2007, 16:09   #15
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My Swift is consistently giving 14.5kmpl in Bangalore city, from very first fill (60%AC). As of today I have clocked 3850 KMs, surprisingly I have not seen increase in mileage after 3000 kms, however engine, suspension and gear changes have become smoother.

On highway (BLR-Mysore) I got around 21kmpl and (BLR-Tumkur) got around 20kmpl(100% AC).
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