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S3 Miles Per Tank?

sman Mar 8, 2014

  1. Dan_G

    Dan_G Active Member

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    Just done a 105mile trip on motorway mostly with a 20 minute section of 50mph (camera enforced).

    Car in Economy mode with cruise activated and no A/C at 72mph.

    Returned an average of 38.9 mpg.
     
  2. Itguy

    Itguy Well-Known Member

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    Yours a manual dan or s-tronic and which fuel?
     
  3. Dan_G

    Dan_G Active Member

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    S Tronic with Shell V-Power Nitro.

    Engine has done 1200 miles.
     
  4. Joetidman

    Joetidman Well-Known Member

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    The thing is, often your mpg is governed more by the roads you drive and the time of day you drive than by how you drive. In my Scirocco, if I leave West London at 5pm on a weekday to drive to Hertfordshire, I'll be lucky to get 25mpg driving like a nun. If I leave at 9pm, I can drive like a div the whole way and get 30-35mpg!

    So in summary my advice is...work from home more, and drive like a right spanner everywhere, and you get low fuel consumption overall and a big grin on your face :)


    and points on your license


    probably
     
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  5. msdmjb

    msdmjb Active Member

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    Totally right, all about carrying momentum. It is the effort in accelerating dead weight that really costs fuel rather than maintaining a higher top speed.........within reason :)
     
  6. Peeb

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    Makes a huge difference. I do the odd 4 hour run down to Melbourne. Dual lane motorway the whole way and bugger all traffic usually. With cruise on the needle at 120kph (116 kph on the sat nav) I get 33mpg (8.5 l/100 km). Pull the cruise back to 100kph and I get 43mpg (6.5 l/100km). That's in a Golf R, manual on Shell 98RON V Power. I haven't got my S3 yet.

    Around town I get 23mpg.
     
  7. PilotAudi

    PilotAudi New Member

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    Just clocked up 1900 miles. Average from new 30.7 mpg. Worst 24.8 best 41.2. Amazed at the performance and economy. Usually fill up when down to 2/3 bars but reckon on a 55 litre tank 350 miles is likely.
     
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  8. Dan_G

    Dan_G Active Member

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    Esso fuel only got me 36mpg on exactly the same run that I am up to 38mpg with Shell.

    Which is ever so slightly interesting...
     
  9. PilotAudi

    PilotAudi New Member

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    Average speed, wind direction, temperature, accuracy of calculation all factors which will impact +/- 5% is not an unreasonable variation and I would be cautious unless a larger sample of data is used.
     
  10. Ashmcblue

    Ashmcblue Active Member

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    Was this a "super/nitro/marketing excersize type" fuel or standard unleaded?

    I don't know what to put in mine when I get and if there actually is a cost benefit MPGwise.

    The car is the car it's always going to have 300ps under my ownership so I am purely asking mpg here.

    POWERRRR!!!! (Obligatory S3 statement)
     
  11. Itguy

    Itguy Well-Known Member

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    Simple - fill it with the highest RON fuel you can afford and it WILL return an increased MPG. Not by a massive amount but it will.
     
  12. Ashmcblue

    Ashmcblue Active Member

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    Which one is the highest?
     
  13. Itguy

    Itguy Well-Known Member

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    102 if you are at a race track (!) but on the high street both shell v power (99) and tesco momentum 99
     
  14. Ashmcblue

    Ashmcblue Active Member

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    Thanks.
     
  15. Leeber

    Leeber Active Member

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    I've done just under 700 miles since getting the car, filled up for the third time today. Trip counter showed 207 miles since the last fill up.
     

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