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    S3 MPG

    Hi all

    My dream car atm is an S3, but I am forced to run a diesle as I do 20K+ miles a year. All my driving is motorway at about 80mph.

    SOOOOOOOO I was wondering what sort of MPG could be had from a standard S3 on long runs on the motorway?

    Anywhere near the 40mpg claimed?
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    Thought combined was 32mpg? My DIS tells me I am doing 25mpg, however my mileage is predominantly local trips.

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    My average MPG (mixed driving styles) is around 25/26. If I do a long steady motorway run I get about 29/30 MPG.


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    when i go on the motorway i get about 34mpg. round town and short trips its about 20-25mpg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnS3 View Post
    My average MPG (mixed driving styles) is around 25/26. If I do a long steady motorway run I get about 29/30 MPG.
    Exactly the same for me.
    Ex 8L S3 driver

    also A3, 320, Golf, Clio, Astra, Focus, Mondeo, Laguna, Escort, Calibra, 220, others and now back to a Focus...

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    The average goodness youll get on a motorway will be around 30mpg.

    Round town 17-23mpg

    40mpg? Not in a million years

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    It was 40mpg extra urban and around 30 combined. Looks more like 30 extra urban and 20 combined!

    I shal crunch some numbers....
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    On every car I've had (other than my diesel Golfs) the combined figure has been almost exactly the same as my max ever achieved. So I usually work on that basis when picking a new car.
    Ex 8L S3 driver

    also A3, 320, Golf, Clio, Astra, Focus, Mondeo, Laguna, Escort, Calibra, 220, others and now back to a Focus...

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    20k miles on my first set of tyres and i havnt held back. Will be due for some more in around 2k though.

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    my average over the last 10 k is 29mpg but thats alot of short runs, on motorway journeys 34mpg is achievable, also on constant 40-60 miles per hour stuff ive seen close to 40mpg.

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    I get 13-18 around London and 30-33 on motorway. My average since getting the car (1300 miles) is about 29.
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    Quote Originally Posted by block View Post
    my average over the last 10 k is 29mpg but thats alot of short runs, on motorway journeys 34mpg is achievable, also on constant 40-60 miles per hour stuff ive seen close to 40mpg.
    Lets stick to realworld driving averages here, rather than "one time, at band camp, i drove at 50mph, tailing a wagon, for 30miles, and nearly got 40mpg"

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    easily 30mpg when on the highway, town(london) driving really depends on traffic. I've seen anywhere from 15 to 25.
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    when i go on the motorway i get about 34mpg. round town and short trips its about 20-25mpg.

    for me also

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiZBiT View Post
    Lets stick to realworld driving averages here, rather than "one time, at band camp, i drove at 50mph, tailing a wagon, for 30miles, and nearly got 40mpg"
    im sure i said that first, or should we just put "29mpg average" the end. anyhow back on topic.....

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    This was on a 34 mile (there and back) journey, granted I was driving with a very light foot!

    For a 350bhp motor I'm not complaining!

    Meteor S3, APR Stage 3, APR HPFP, Milltek TBE, LOBA/Sach's Clutch, Bilstein PSS10's, H&R ARB, Gen4 Haldex PP, EVOM's DV & CAI, Forge TB with Pro-Alloy IC, BBS CK 19" My S3

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    Like Neutral rolling down a hill? LoL

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    Quote Originally Posted by block View Post
    im sure i said that first, or should we just put "29mpg average" the end. anyhow back on topic.....
    Yeas, we should

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    I do circa 18000 miles a year and my DIS reads 26.8mpg average if that helps. Most of my driving as Motorway orientated. MPG obviously relates to how aggressive you drive, unfortunately as I am finding its difficult to drive conservatively in an S3 as they are so much fun. I drive at around the speed limit on the motorway and can get about 31-32Mpg on a good run.

    I can say that as a mile cruncher I find it very comfortable and easy to drive so would reccommend it 100% to you

    Hope that helps!

    Olly

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    Quote Originally Posted by ollyhawkeye View Post
    I do circa 18000 miles a year and my DIS reads 26.8mpg average if that helps. Most of my driving as Motorway orientated. MPG obviously relates to how aggressive you drive, unfortunately as I am finding its difficult to drive conservatively in an S3 as they are so much fun. I drive at around the speed limit on the motorway and can get about 31-32Mpg on a good run.

    I can say that as a mile cruncher I find it very comfortable and easy to drive so would reccommend it 100% to you

    Hope that helps!

    Olly
    Thanks, that is a real help actually. It does seem to be that if im realistic, i wont be able to afford to run one. I was hoping to see around 35mpg, but it seems 25mpg is more realistic, which would be a

    I am considering a 170tdi quattro S Line now. As well as the new A4 S Line
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    My combinded is 23mpg, but 90% of that is town driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiZBiT View Post
    Like Neutral rolling down a hill? LoL
    LOL. That was a round trip. Don't get me wrong, it's not like that every day, but recently, I've been trying to see what the best I can get out of it. So far I've been impressed! On a normal drive I get about 30MPG but over the 4K on the clock it's averages 25MPG..... I do have a heavy right foot the majority of the time!

    Meteor S3, APR Stage 3, APR HPFP, Milltek TBE, LOBA/Sach's Clutch, Bilstein PSS10's, H&R ARB, Gen4 Haldex PP, EVOM's DV & CAI, Forge TB with Pro-Alloy IC, BBS CK 19" My S3

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    I average 31 mpg in everyday driving in my S3. Drive it a bit harder and it's between 27mpg and 29mpg. I only get less than that driving stop-start through town, or when I really push on the lound pedal for a lengthy period... considering the performance, I think the fuel economy for the S3 is excellent

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    i dont think if you get an S3 you will be concentrating on the MPG read out too much and worrying.

    far

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    But how can it be fun? It's a 4WD Audi, by definition that means it's devoid of fun.
    Ex 8L S3 driver

    also A3, 320, Golf, Clio, Astra, Focus, Mondeo, Laguna, Escort, Calibra, 220, others and now back to a Focus...

 

 

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