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      03-05-2010, 08:33 AM   #23
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32.4 mpg

Quite surprised as I have been doing some spirited driving recently since the snow/ice has gone.

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      03-05-2010, 10:02 AM   #24
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Quite surprised as I have been doing some spirited driving recently since the snow/ice has gone.

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Stu,
How the hell can you get that, i'm only getting 26.6!!!
Is your driving all motorway??
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      03-05-2010, 03:13 PM   #25
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I haven't driven more than a 20 mile stretch on the freeway. My driving is around town and up/down the mountain where I live. Maybe that's why I don't get 30 mpg.

One thing that might make a difference is what octane y'all are using. Here in California, it's 91 at the pump.
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      03-05-2010, 05:14 PM   #26
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i have a 3.0 and live here in the u.s. i get around 22-23 city and 28-30 hwy. car has less than 5000 miles however, so gas mileage should improve as the miles increase.
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      03-08-2010, 08:42 AM   #27
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Stu,
How the hell can you get that, i'm only getting 26.6!!!
Is your driving all motorway??
It's about 50% motorway, the rest is usually stop / start traffic through the villages with a little bit country road blast in the middle.

I do use premium fuel all the time, but didn't think that it should make such a big difference.

Had the car 6 months now and the mpg has stayed pretty much the same throughout ( except for the first six weeks running in I was getting more mpg )

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      03-08-2010, 10:49 AM   #28
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      03-08-2010, 11:27 AM   #29
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It's about 50% motorway, the rest is usually stop / start traffic through the villages with a little bit country road blast in the middle.

I do use premium fuel all the time, but didn't think that it should make such a big difference.

Had the car 6 months now and the mpg has stayed pretty much the same throughout ( except for the first six weeks running in I was getting more mpg )

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I've had mine for 7 months now, got 7K miles on the clock and after a weekend of mainly motorway driving have crept up to 26.9!!! WOW!!
I don't really drive it that hard too, but normally my driving is city centre so there's the answer......30 is bloody good though!
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      03-08-2010, 02:08 PM   #30
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      03-08-2010, 03:42 PM   #31
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      03-08-2010, 08:39 PM   #32
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Just drove home after picking up my ED Z4. Averaged 56.7 mph for about 100 miles and got 29.4 mpg. Car now has 112 miles on the clock.
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      03-09-2010, 01:25 AM   #33
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      03-09-2010, 01:31 PM   #34
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did you even bother reading my post???
Sorry about the delay, but i do not read this forum every day. As to how do I get 30.1 mpg (35i with DCT, 3800 miles)- Don't know specifically, but the reading is the unreset figure from purchase and most is done in trips of less than 10 miles with a 50/50 split of motorway and b roads but it does include one return trip to Frankfurt, with 155mph portions and a couple of longer trips to Cornwall! Otherwise, I do not use sport or sport+ often and tend to drive fairly smoothly!
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      03-09-2010, 02:19 PM   #35
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^ my post was meant for OTAGO.

if you get 30mpg in europe, it's like us getting 25 here in the states. the imperial gallon is bigger. i average 19.2 because i use sport almost 80% of the time.
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      03-11-2010, 03:08 PM   #36
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So I finally drove a couple hundred miles and was surprised to see around 30 mpg with my 2009 DCT 35i. In town, I always get 19-21 mpg. That's quite a difference.
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      03-12-2010, 09:10 AM   #37
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Over the first 200 miles

Driving 11 miles to work one-way; which is about 7 miles highway and 4 miles city. I have been averaging 23MPG.
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      03-12-2010, 09:36 AM   #38
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Driving 11 miles to work one-way; which is about 7 miles highway and 4 miles city. I have been averaging 23MPG.
That's about what I get on my commute which is about 5 miles back road, 10 miles busy interstate, and 1-2 miles city.
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      03-13-2010, 07:04 PM   #39
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35i dct....

13300kms

10.2L/100kms
same car, almost the same kms and exactly the same fuel consumption.
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      03-13-2010, 07:07 PM   #40
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bloody hell that good !!
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      03-14-2010, 02:21 AM   #41
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That would be about 14.7 l/100 km
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      07-29-2010, 02:10 PM   #42
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I'm just over 1,000kms, driving mostly city:
18 US MPG | 12.5L/100 kms | 22 IMP MPG | 8 kms/L

Does mileage get better with age?

Here's a good converter to use:
http://www.tdiclub.com/misc/conversions.html
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      07-29-2010, 04:45 PM   #43
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I was trying to get good milage int he first 1500km... averaged 10.8 l/100km.
I did get ti down to 9.9 at one stage.

Then I realised I'm tryign to save 2 litres per 100km. or about 300 litres a year. WHich is about $450.
DUH!
A tiny fraction of the money I spend ont he car... (cost, tyres, servicing, etc)
If I consider it an accessory, I would happily spent $500 a year on an accessory that makes the car faster and louder - so PLANT THE RIGHT FOOT!!!
make it loud.

First (tame) track day, 9 sleeps....

Oh, and at 1800km my milage is still only 11 l/100km.
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Does mileage get better with age?
Depends on the person.. Some older people are careful. My old man is an absolute hoon!
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