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Mahindra Scorpio-N Petrol: Tips to get the best fuel efficiency

My advise, redline your engines, not once or twice - run through the gears on a weekly basis, break in your engines.

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Proud owner of a Deep Forest Scorpio-N petrol.

Thought I'd share fuel figures.

My MID has been pretty accurate (on the highway), I'm talking within 0.2 Kmpl, give or take.

City:

8-9 kmpl on average, comfort driving, tank to tank. A novice foot got around 7.34 Kmpl (tank to tank over approx 70 km in the city. I can milk the MID upto 10.5 Kmpl with a very judicious foot, even 11.5 without the a/c - these figures are per trip, not tank to tank. This is Hyderabad traffic, with occasional standstill traffic, bumper to bumper at most congestion points with a decent flow. With really bad traffic, I believe I'd still be getting 6.5-7.

Highway:

Average speed around 110 kmph - 9.5-10.5 Kmpl (this was when the engine was pretty fresh, no cruise control). Approx 500 km on the odo. (9.5 with a heavier foot, 10.5 going easy on the hard acceleration).

city-->highway-->village, even distribution, about 11.2 Kmpl.

At this point I started experimenting with cruise control.

Cruise control set to 93-97 kmph yields a fuel economy of 11.9 - 12.2 Kmpl. Didn't bother going any slower. Didn't bother going any faster either - my mileage foot was doing a better job at higher speeds.

My advise, redline your engines, not once or twice - run through the gears on a weekly basis, break in your engines. I've only been able to go at it hard myself on 3 different occasions on the ORR, but it is healthy for a new engine, trust me. Source - Automotive Engineer, lol.

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