TDI *[manual] Quattro* owners: Questions regarding consumption
As per subject, I'm just wondering if you could help me get an idea of what is realistic to expect in terms of consumption (rate of fuel burn, not Tuberculosis) from your B7 TDI [manual] Quattros. I know there are existing threads about fuel consumption, but I'm looking at fairly specific specs. Just to be clear, this doesn't mean I don't love you FWD and Automagic guys, but I'm specifically looking for details about vehicles with manual gearboxes and Quattro four-wheel drive.
I imagine it would be very unscientific for me to give you an example of variation in driving style over a tank, and ask you to suggest how far you think I'd get, but for the record I'd split my distance-travelled something like this:
20% - Peripheries of town. Generally making a steady 30mph, gentle acceleration and holding back from red lights.
30% - Out of town and taking it easy. A & B roads, making 40-60mph according to the limit and as above, avoiding heavy acceleration.
40% - Steady speed on the Motorway - generally ~75mph (I'll crack 70, but rarely significantly enough to 'get done').
10% - Driving it like a Quattro. AT LEAST one cog lower than I normally would be, foot in the carpet, testicles out the window.
As above, I realise estimates on that will be exactly that - estimates (unless you drive exactly the same way), but if you're confident of your estimate, I'm sure they're in some way helpful.
Most helpful though, would be an outline of your own driving style, and an idea of what figures you return (either in average-MPG over a tank, or cost to fill vs. miles travelled); of course your vehicle details will also be fairly crucial: Engine configuration (displacement / horsepower (or even chipped/unchipped)), and whether you're in a saloon or avant. Once again, I'd prefer information on cars equipped with manual gearboxes and Quattro only.
Many thanks for your help,