I'm done trying to drive conservatively with a sane mind in the horrendous traffic in BLR.now with occasional spirited (no connection to alcohol LOL) driving in my puny lil alto with 50% AC i get 17.5.
I'm satisfied and am not trying hard to get that FE.
The FE is great.
My last two city runs gave me about 18.9 and 18.2 km/litre on Shell's normal unleaded petrol, this was with the a/c on for about 20% of the time. The car is due for the 20,000 kms this week, so will update post the service, though I am not expecting any substantial gains in FE post the service.
My 1.6 italian beauty gives me 11kmpl with 50% AC on shell unleaded. Who says a car needs to be fuel efficient ? I say the driver has to be fuel efficient in his driving and theories that the Palio 1.6 gives 7-8kmpl are balderdash . I am sure the same applies for all the other four wheelers on our ravaged roads.
Yes I was expecting it to drop initially after the mods were installed, cause you cant go fast without more power, and more power = higher fuel consumption. But yes as you said, it depends on the driver, and I'm getting a FE of 10 with my driving at the moment.
I say the driver has to be fuel efficient in his driving.
Extracting the maximum mileage from the last drop of fuel is all down to the driving style. But, the engine also plays a big role in FE as we all know that MPFi engines give far better FE than their carb counter parts.
Indica DLE without A/C - 22kmpl (Approximately).
My New Ride:
Apache RTR 180 Bike gives 40-42kmpl of Mileage after 450kms completed,still not given for 1st free service.Company claimed mileage is 50kmpl ,I think.