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B7 RS4 - Average MPG ...

Discussion in 'RS4 Forum (B5, B7 & B8 Chassis)' started by wigginer, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. wigginer

    wigginer Member

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    Apologies if this has been asked before but has anyone any 'real' average MPG figures for the B7 RS4 under various conditions?
     
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    24 on the motorway(easy) and just done a long fast run today at 18/19 on A and B roads.
     
  4. wigginer

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    Thanks, Any idea what you have averaged since you got it?
     
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    Same here - 18mpg on the back roads, 20mpg on my commute to work (mixture of Motorway, A & B roads and lots of queues) and 25mpg on the motorways.

    Average over 7000+ miles, about 22mpg.
     
  6. wigginer

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    Thanks for responding.

    Spontaneous and excited side of Brain says: "That's not bad! ..."

    Boring old fart and tight side of Brain says: "Hang on, can you really afford that? ..."

    mmm...!

    Let's be analytical (or anal for short):

    My current average (and that is the real measure) since new (Aug 2003 A4 3.0 QS) has been 27-28mpg on Optimax/vPower.

    So I am guessing at a change of about 6mpg less (with the B7 RS4 ... that's about a 20% increase in fuel costs on average ... that's about £15 per week (hang on get the calculator!) ... that's £700-£800 per year.

    "Works for me" says "Boring old fart and tight side of Brain"
     
  7. wigginer

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    Thanks for responding.

    Spontaneous and excited side of Brain says: "That's not bad! ..."

    Boring old fart and tight side of Brain says: "Hang on, can you really afford that? ..."

    mmm...!

    Let's be analytical (or anal for short):

    My current average (and that is the real measure) since new (Aug 2003 A4 3.0 QS) has been 27-28mpg on Optimax/vPower.

    So I am guessing at a change of about 6mpg less (with the B7 RS4 ... that's about a 20% increase in fuel costs on average ... that's about £15 per week (hang on get the calculator!) ... that's £700-£800 per year.

    "Works for me" says "Boring old fart and tight side of Brain"
     
  8. joeblow

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    I've had it the car for weeks and ive avereaged 12.4mpg for about 700 miles. For what this car costs and for what it does, just enjoy it and keep fillin' the tank
     
  9. wigginer

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    Well, mine's crept up from around 14mpg to 20mpg average (@approx 1400 miles) and seems to be gettin better by the day. Incidently the mileage to next service is doing similar (moved from about 11000 to 14000 in the same timescale) ... guess it's runnin in nicely :)

    Keep them Shell Points comin, i'll have enough air miles to go to the Moon by this time next year ;-)
     
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    'The911SC' - how does this compare to the 911 ???
     
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    very good actually, but it is very hard to do back to back tests
     
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    How many miles do you get from a full tank of fuel on a motorway journey and on the commute?
     
  13. The911SC

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    about 300 odd i think.. Did I mention I got 28 mpg once average over 70 miles so it can be done!..
    My old 911 wasnt too bad on fuel but it was a 3.0 sc with Kjet and my Boxster was actually quite good (2.7 tho)..
    This is actually better than my old S4 though which is interesting
     
  14. rs4 Bhoy

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    I take it it uses more fuel in sport mode, But any idea how much?
     
  15. wigginer

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    Well so far I have clocked 20 mpg average since new, as apposed to 27 mpg average with my old 3.0 A4 QS. My daily journey is achieved at 23-25 mpg as apposed to 25-27 mpg with my old 3.0 A4 QS, which I am quite pleased about. I guess the differences are down to how I drive the car outside my daily journeys.

    I have had 31mpg on a staid 65 mile run on the motorway with no traffic and not being or wanting to be in a particular hurry ...
     
  16. LYRAC

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    MPG what's that? I just enjoy driving THE CAR it purrs like a kitten and growles like a lion when us USE it. No matter where you are it always brings the knowing nod and smile of approval from knowledgeable people. Some even being upfornt enough to say "is that my new car?" Stelath pack on it is just magic. Oh by the way 1st 700 miles motorway/town/queues/and occasional very occcasional POWER MOMENTS and 24.3 MPG. All done with a smile of pure contentment!!
     
  17. RS4John

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    I have covered 3300 Miles from new and averaged 24 MPG throughout, I must add I don't live in a town or drive much in the city.:thumbsup:
     
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    How much to fill the tank then ? Hope its more than £55 as this lasts me 330m in my GTi.

    Chris.
     
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    ChriS3 hud at ye bam

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    Its about the same. The RS4 has a 60 ltr fuel tank when empty, so its £55 ish to fill it up when the light comes on.
     
  20. s3bow

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    Oh hell . Doesn't make my Golf look good does it.

    Chris.
     
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    ChriS3 hud at ye bam

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    The golf looks like a diesel in comparison. I was lucky to get 330 miles out of a tankful in the S3, and I'm getting about 220-250 out of the RS4. Its getting 17.4mpg just now with a mix of town driving and country roads.
     
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  23. s3bow

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    I used to get between 260-290 from the S3 and the Golf is 310-330.

    Chris.
     
  24. wigginer

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    Well I'm still averaging just over 20mpg + abit, since new.

    An average increase of approx 0.4/0.5 mpg since new (April 2007). Why I don't know!.

    Maybe running in ...
    Maybe gettin used to driving it better.
    Maybe stopping being mental every morning driving to work at manic speeds at 06:00ish on clear Motorway....


    Luv it.
     
  25. RS4 molar

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    Hey there, I have a B7 Black RS4 (650km) whats that in L/100km ?
     
  26. RS4ANT

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    15 around town
    21 on a journey
     
  27. RS4John

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    26/28MPG on long runs, 24 MPG local but I live out of town.:eyebrows:
     

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