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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Micky D, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Micky D

    Micky D New Member

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    Alright lads, Hope ive put this in the correct place :crying:
    Im thinking of gettin myself an s3
    Now the S3 im looking at is already modified to 290 bhp mark
    Its got front mount, map, induction, plugs, exhaust, blow off valve.
    Was wondering if anyone else on here had roughly the same mods..
    If so what sort of MPG you guys are looking at?
    Eg
    MPG: ..
    Miles per full tank: ...
    oo also can you not whether this is motor way runs or dotting round the doors! Or even combind!
    Cheers in advance!! :w00t::w00t::w00t:
     
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  3. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    not entirely related to your question, but don't be fooled into paying a high price for it because it's '290bhp' as unless it'd had a turbo upgrade, it simply isn't.

    260-270 absolute max is a bit more like it.

    You should see 30mpg+ on a run easily most people see mid-high 20's around town
     
  4. womb raider

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    if your worried about MPG you should be looking for another car !

    VW polo maybe?
     
  5. g10chy

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    Mine is standard other than a remap and in this cold weather i am getting an average of 28mpg, warmer weather average is 30mpg.

    £65ish to fill her up and that gets me about 310-320 miles before the petrol light comes on.
     
  6. jojo

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    22mpg around town, 30mpg mainly motorways, 25mpg average mixed driving, which is what I usually get per tank with brim to brim figures. I'm running AmD Stage 1 remap.
     
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    at the end of the day its a 1.8 engine and it wont be that thursty, if you want good mpg get a diesel
     
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    It's a 1.8 with a turbo bolted on and running 200bhp+
     
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    It's a 1.8 with a turbo bolted on and running 200bhp+
     
  10. Micky D

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    Im not "worried" about mpg, i was simply wondering what i should be expecting from the car. If i was "worried" about mpg id not be buying a t/c car
     
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    These cars are nothing to run. i had a bmw m5 for 2 years and that drunk a lot of fuel.
     
  12. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    24.2 over the last 1342.4 miles and I have a heavy right foot.
     
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    I ran an M3 for 4 years and that drank fuel. The S3 averages 30mpg. Mine has stage one remap.
     
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    So its not standard then? Why do people say that?!!!

    Totally standard, apart from...
     
  15. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    yes but wheel size has a effect on mpg so Standard apart from remap makes sence

    I get 300 mile to a tank and I don`t hang about. Just got 320 but been going off boost for miles in slow traffic in the snow :(
     
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    18 mpg combined, never been any better, hoping things may improve with a remap.
     
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    wow, that's really bad. If that's real world accurate, I'd try to find out why BEFORE you spend money on a remap only to learn you have something else going on more worthy of your $$$$$ to addre$$.
     
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    Even with track work and running 19" rims, I managed 13mpg average, 18mpg is truly aweful, are you driving the nuts out of yours? lol
     
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    I drive a mile and a half to work every day so that's probably it, I have no faults on 5051 and I serviced it not so long ago but it's a technicians car and generally we hate working on our own.
     
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    1.5miles one way? The car would barely get upto temps! No wonder your are getting 18mpg.
     
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    1.5 miles each way then Id be on my bike short runs do cars no good at all
     
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    Ii have an AMD remap panel filter and forge dv. running 260hp drove for 2hours today on the motorway sitting on 90 mannaged 24.6 mpg around town i get about 19mpg but i do like to redline it.
     
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    :angrymod: tut tut! lol
     
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    Totally standard S3. Averaged 29.2 over the last 1000 miles which included a track day! not too bad :)
    Though i do travel largely on motorways where i have got 35mpg before!
     
  26. EUROA31

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    ok now i wish i had a s3 instead of a a3 im only gettin 29mpg out of a standard a3
     

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