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S3 MPG gone up

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by brads, Jul 30, 2013.

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    Hi, has anyone else noticed that the On board computer has displayed an increased MPG. I am doing the same journey but it has on up by about 3 - 4 MPG recently?

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    This could be for so many reasons but I'll hazard a guess or two:

    1. Whenever I drive slower the MPG goes up, could this be the mysterious cause? :laugh:

    2. It's the summer holidays and there is less traffic, this usually means more MPG...if you drive at a similar speed.

    3. Your other half has been driving the car.

    4. None of the above.

    Tell us some more details and someone might be able to help.

    I might not be the best person to give advice on MPG...
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    That MPG would kill me! haha, just out of curiosity what does the circle mean with the line through it? i have it on mine but don't have a clue what it is
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    The 'slashed zero' is the German symbol for average. If you notice the instantaneous mpg screen doesn't have the symbol.

    Average in German is Durchschnitt which literally translates as 'cut through' hence the symbol. You learn something new every day!

    That MPG was from a wet trackday - it was 7 mpg in the dry morning session measured by brim to brim method rather than DIS. The RS3 is much better than that most of the time - about 27mpg average.


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    It means average and the 1 means for that trip. Mines gone down with less traffic... maybe I'm driving faster! 218 miles to my previous tank of fuel. That's from full to the top of the red.
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    I have also noticed on another screen it says '2'? what does that mean?
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    trip 2?

    as MBK said in the hols and roads quieter you drive smoother so mpg will be better! been using better fuel recently maybe? coasting alot more?
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    The 2 is for things like average mpg since the trip was reset.
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    Its exactly the same commute, not combined MPG just on each journey. I now average between 32-35 when previous it was always 30-31 if taking it easy. 8 mile journey on A / B roads at 06.30 though. Could there be something faulty?


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    Tbh my mpg seems worse since the weather has been warm!
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    Air con working harder?

    OP, there's nothing wrong with the car if you're getting more MPG. You're probably more chilled out in the warmer weather and as mentioned, there are less cars on the road.
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    It's summer. The weathers warmer so it takes less time to warm up, which during warm up the car runs rich to help warm up quicker. Also people tend to drive a bit easier during the warm weather.

    I normally averaged 31 on my route, turning Econ on I'm not getting upto 39 on my way to work in my S3
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    Jeez I'm on 26.9 av at the moment on my commute. As said above I do use the air con a lot, I hate being too hot
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    i only turn it off before my day shift or after a night as I'm driving at 5am which it's not then. But I get 31-32 on the way home at 6pm which is alot more traffic and AC on
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