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S3 MPG

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by APL TDi, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. APL TDi
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    Hi all

    My dream car atm is an S3, but I am forced to run a diesle as I do 20K+ miles a year. All my driving is motorway at about 80mph.

    SOOOOOOOO I was wondering what sort of MPG could be had from a standard S3 on long runs on the motorway?

    Anywhere near the 40mpg claimed?
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    Thought combined was 32mpg? My DIS tells me I am doing 25mpg, however my mileage is predominantly local trips.
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    My average MPG (mixed driving styles) is around 25/26. If I do a long steady motorway run I get about 29/30 MPG.
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    when i go on the motorway i get about 34mpg. round town and short trips its about 20-25mpg.
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    Exactly the same for me.
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    The average goodness youll get on a motorway will be around 30mpg.

    Round town 17-23mpg

    40mpg? Not in a million years
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    It was 40mpg extra urban and around 30 combined. Looks more like 30 extra urban and 20 combined!

    I shal crunch some numbers....
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    On every car I've had (other than my diesel Golfs) the combined figure has been almost exactly the same as my max ever achieved. So I usually work on that basis when picking a new car.
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    20k miles on my first set of tyres and i havnt held back. Will be due for some more in around 2k though.
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    my average over the last 10 k is 29mpg but thats alot of short runs, on motorway journeys 34mpg is achievable, also on constant 40-60 miles per hour stuff ive seen close to 40mpg.
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    I get 13-18 around London and 30-33 on motorway. My average since getting the car (1300 miles) is about 29.
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    Lets stick to realworld driving averages here, rather than "one time, at band camp, i drove at 50mph, tailing a wagon, for 30miles, and nearly got 40mpg" :rolleyes:
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    easily 30mpg when on the highway, town(london) driving really depends on traffic. I've seen anywhere from 15 to 25.
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    when i go on the motorway i get about 34mpg. round town and short trips its about 20-25mpg.

    for me also:blackrs4:
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    im sure i said that first:wtf:, or should we just put "29mpg average" the end.:eiertritt: anyhow back on topic.....
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    This was on a 34 mile (there and back) journey, granted I was driving with a very light foot!
    [​IMG]
    For a 350bhp motor I'm not complaining!
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    Like Neutral rolling down a hill? LoL
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    Yeas, we should :eiertritt:
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    I do circa 18000 miles a year and my DIS reads 26.8mpg average if that helps. Most of my driving as Motorway orientated. MPG obviously relates to how aggressive you drive, unfortunately as I am finding its difficult to drive conservatively in an S3 as they are so much fun. I drive at around the speed limit on the motorway and can get about 31-32Mpg on a good run.

    I can say that as a mile cruncher I find it very comfortable and easy to drive so would reccommend it 100% to you

    Hope that helps!

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    Thanks, that is a real help actually. It does seem to be that if im realistic, i wont be able to afford to run one. I was hoping to see around 35mpg, but it seems 25mpg is more realistic, which would be a :eiertritt:

    I am considering a 170tdi quattro S Line now. As well as the new A4 S Line:drool:
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    My combinded is 23mpg, but 90% of that is town driving.
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    LOL. That was a round trip. Don't get me wrong, it's not like that every day, but recently, I've been trying to see what the best I can get out of it. So far I've been impressed! On a normal drive I get about 30MPG but over the 4K on the clock it's averages 25MPG..... I do have a heavy right foot the majority of the time!
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    I average 31 mpg in everyday driving in my S3. Drive it a bit harder and it's between 27mpg and 29mpg. I only get less than that driving stop-start through town, or when I really push on the lound pedal for a lengthy period... considering the performance, I think the fuel economy for the S3 is excellent :yes:
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    i dont think if you get an S3 you will be concentrating on the MPG read out too much and worrying.

    far

    too

    much

    fun
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    But how can it be fun? It's a 4WD Audi, by definition that means it's devoid of fun. ;)
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