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B8 S4 - Fuel consumption figures change!

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B8 Chassis)' started by pak1golf, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. pak1golf
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    [Nov 23, 2010]
    Why when I bought my B8 S4 did the brochure have combined fuel consumption figure of 29.1 and a VED band K (225 kg/km) and now the spec on Audi.co.uk says 28.2 mpg VED band L (234kg/km).

    I've had the S4 since June and the jury is out. My 2003 M3 had better real world fuel consumption than the S4 and I'm not overly impressed. And please don't tell me you "you don't buy an S4 and then worry about the fuel consumption". It's an S4 not a lambo and if Audi can't get the consumprion figures right they deerve a class action!

    Any thoughts...
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  3. Brett Butler
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    [Nov 24, 2010]
    TBH pretty well most car manufactures release fuel figures that are not achievable in everyday motoring, they have to be tested under certain conditions.

    Also M3's were always quite good on petrol if driving right.

    I am quite pleased with my S3 getting 30+ sometimes, but never really lower than 28 on an overall journey.
    Has the band changed for DSG v Manual?
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    [Nov 24, 2010]
    I would reccomend the APS sportec remap and Miltek sports exhausts........

    That's what I've had done, and I'm not bothered about the **** fuel consumption anymore...!!!:) I was when it was standard, because I resented pouring petrol down a drain for **** performance.....

    PS: My average fuel consumption is now 17mpg, which is actually a 'slight' improvement after the remap.
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    [Nov 24, 2010]
    Recent trip to France and Belgium returned 32mpg at 80mph using cruise, most I ever got from S3 under same conditions was 28mpg. Overall consumption was also pretty poor for S3 so I am quite happy with the S4 given the size of the beast.
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    [Nov 25, 2010]
    Crumbs JPO thats an expensive set of upgrades, but still far cheaper than an RS5.

    Many including myself wouldnt call 5.1 seconds **** performace. What were you driving prior to the S4?
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    [Nov 25, 2010]
    I had a 2003 S4 from new with the same sort of Mods AmD stage3 remap and Miltek exhaust....... So I guess I'm just spoilt....!!:)

    It should now be running between 440-450 bhp, and is a totally different car! Just need some bigger brakes now... Like you say cheaper than an RS5,,, mind you I do like the RS5.
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    [Nov 26, 2010]
    The RS5 looks awesome, especially in red.

    Your car must be awesome now, whats it like to drive under normal "legal" road going speeds? Has the low down torque moved up the rev range?

    What's this upgrade done to your insurance premium?

    Do you have ADS, and if so how has the mod effected that between the auto and dynamic settings? I love how i can adjust the throttle responce on my car, have you lost this feature?
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    [Nov 27, 2010]

    Of course the m3 will get better fuel consumption, smaller car, rwd, lighter, Straight six N/a aspriated vs a big 4 door saloon, 4wd, supercharged v6 use the stuff between your ears next time ......... Also how many miles are on it, it will use alot more fuel when bedding in probably wont see good figures until 10k.
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    [Nov 29, 2010]
    lovely reply there cmgreen, if you read the post correctly people are complaining about the claimed figures against the actual real world figures!
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    [Nov 29, 2010]
    Best way to describe it is totally transformed the car.

    Insurance is hard to find, but as I'm an old ba$tard not stupidly expensive (circa £800)

    All buttons work as normal......... as far as I can tell.
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    [Dec 14, 2010]
    The answer is? The later car (current model) is heavier (can't remeber by how much just been on holiday and can't remember what it was) hence the mpg comes down and the CO2 goes up. The roof rack now takes an extra 10kg load so may be they have strengthened the roof?
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    [Dec 20, 2010]
    I think the S-tronic is 224g /km and just slips into the lower tax band and the manual is just over so costs 2 times each year for RFL.

    Had a B6 S4 for 7 years. Only slightly better fuel consumption on gentle A road driving 28mpg vs 25 for the old car. Otherwise fuel consumption much like the old car. Slightly dissappointing
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    [Dec 21, 2010]
    The emissions going up one band almost makes you wish the car still had the V8. Lets face it the V8 sounds better, pulls as well and has simular mpg.

    If the 3.0TFSI wasnt chippable upto 400+ bhp it would be a no brainer....

    Glad my car is in the lower bracket with a manual box.
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    [Jan 13, 2011]
    You are correct, only the Man Avant was previously in the higher tax band, not it appears the Man Saloon is too. And check out the ROTR price now the VAT has gone up!!
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