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Lowest MPG shown on the dash?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3 Paul, Feb 7, 2011.

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    With the hike in fuel costs ive started to actualy care what the car is doing economy wise when driven to and from work ( boring in city runs )
    After a recent quick calculation i realised i was only managing 21 mpg avarage !
    To me in a mildly tuned car this is silly, So i decided that for the next week or so i would see if i could improve this... I reset everything on the dash display and selected the current mpg display.
    In the past i wondered just how low this reading would go... i never managed to see less than 11 mpg, With a little blast in third gear yesterday i saw 7.2 !
    I know this isnt a real reading but... same car so whats a miss? I think it may be time to log my fueling yet again .
    What MPG do others see? both on the dash and in reality??
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    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    in the morning i average about 16-18mpg
    booted it first week i got the car and the mpg went down to 4.2mpg
    motorway average about 35mpg

    i do a lot of driving around town so just kills the petrol
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    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    is this the average mpg? or the real-time mpg?

    average i get about 31-32 (mk is all long 60/70mph roads)

    real time ive got as low as 8mpg in a second gear blast
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    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    i took my readings of the on board comp i know it lies slightly when you got half a tank it says you got 140mile it just likes to rob me 40 mile of the needle
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I averaged 7mpg average over a complete lap of the ring.....

    Lowest I've seen the real time DIS go is 5mpg
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    i wish my car was up in the 20's my average at the mo is 10.4mpg and ive been driving sensibly lately
    real time as low as 4mpg
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    lowest ever, 5.
    lowest average, bout 20
    highest average, 32 on way to germany
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Went out a while ago with a fellow member on here who had a VERY FAST RS6 avant and on that run we were getting 3mpg!!!
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    was getting 22mpg and then it all of a suden drop to lowest average, 18mpg
    highest average 29mpg when i bought it that soon changed tho
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    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

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    24.5 mpg average before + enjoying the benefits of the 3" TIP = 22.3 mpg average
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    Ah,
    well i used to manage 30 mpg combined, So this week will be boring.
    Driving like my mum is proving to be funless !
    But hopefully when i decide to open the car up again... she will feel fast again !
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    S3 Revo

    41mpg off boost

    31-35 when late for work

    9mpg when really late
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    a friend of mine's next door nebour has a 9.2 chevy stingray with full crash box its basically a drag car he put a fiver in it as he stores it so dont wanna keep fuel in it any way.

    he nipped back in the shop to get some cigs and left the car running it took him 2 mins at most and the car had drank a gallon of fuel.
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    kwistof South East Events Moderator

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    Just out of interest has anyone seen anything lower than 5mpg from the real time DIS -or is that the lowest it will go as a sort of default from Audi? e.g the highest is 200mpg IIRC.
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    I average 33mpg mostly driving 50-70mph but I do sit in traffic to. Around 400miles per tank which I think is pretty good, sometimes more sometimes less....
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    kwistof South East Events Moderator

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    I completely understand that we all get between an average of 20-40 mpg depending on how you drive and what tune your car is at....however I am only interested in the real time DIS and the lowest people have seen it.

    Was wondering if 5pmg is the lowest it will go as I can't seem to get it any lower! lol
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    Fair enough ! probably not a good idea trying to get it any lower unless you pass 6rpm. The highest MPG I can get is 200 (its restricted I imagine the lowest is also restricted to no less than 5mpg).
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    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    The lowest mine gets to is 6mpg and it will stay at that from 5,500 +
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