Petrol 1.4 122 & 140 C.O.D. & Diesel 1.6 105 & 2.0 150 MPG/Cost
I have seen a lot of people praising all there engines recently, but a few things have cropped more often than not.
Petrol 1.4 122 and 140 C.O.D seam to be getting better mpg than expected and Diesel 2.0 150 slightly less than some had hoped.
so thought I would revisit the MPG debate (or cost as this is what really matters)
i based it on these as seam to be the choices of economy v performance balance rather than all or nothing.
i am not bashing any engine as are all great engines and would be more than happy with any of them but the numbers I read when first started looking seam to be a bit off the reality
I am using honest john's 'real' figures and backed up by some off this site.
1.4 Ltr. TFSI 122ps = 44.3 MPG
1.4 Ltr. C.O.D. TFSI 140ps = 46.0 MPG
1.6 Ltr Diesel 105ps. = 54.3 MPG
2.0 Ltr. Diesel 150ps = 52.2 MPG
average unleaded £1.35 / Ltr = £6.10 gallon
average diesel £1.40 / Ltr = £6.30 gallon
The average 'working' person does 15,000 miles per year (is about what I do so will go with that)
Keeping car for 3 years (45000 total miles)
cost of fuel over 45000 miles
1.4 Ltr. TFSI 122ps = £6191
1.4 Ltr. C.O.D. TFSI 140ps = £5966 Costs £ 850 more than 1.4 122 to buy
1.6 Ltr Diesel 105ps. = £5220 Costs £ 950 more than 1.4 122 to buy
2.0 Ltr. Diesel 150ps = £5430 Costs £ 2300 more then 1.4 122 to buy
so a lot less of a saving on diesel than I would have expected. I know there are residual values to take into account
Feel free to add, change, correct (might need to as did on iPad and watching football) but I feel this is a more realistic costing than some of the earlier ones I saw now we have had more feed back on mpgs
all a bit sad I know but someone might like it :blink: