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S4 - How many miles to a tank do you get

evil_scooby Nov 17, 2011

  1. evil_scooby

    evil_scooby Member

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    I wondered about this before I got the S4 and I'm curious to see what everyone else is getting. Even when I drive carefully the mpg is a million miles off book :)

    I have still to hit more than 300 miles to a full tank. (just until the fuel light comes on, although it drops quick once its on unlike other cars)

    How many do you get.
     
  2. Necroscope

    Necroscope Member

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    between 270 and 300 for me, fuel grade dependant.

    When i get the fuel light come on i have 30 miles left, not much of a warning imo.
     
  3. evil_scooby

    evil_scooby Member

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    I take it back, 310 miles until the fuel light came on today lol
     
  4. Just Plain Old

    Just Plain Old Active Member

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    not to sure how much I get from a tank but my average MPG is 17
     
  5. Abb

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    You are doing VERY well. In my 8 or so months of ownership, I have NEVER got 300 miles from a tank of fuel and thats using different driving styles. The max I have had is 270 and thats the car being driven sensibly.
     
  6. evil_scooby

    evil_scooby Member

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    I think I could hit 330 if I try hard. Lets see

    Nobody else over 300 yet? so much for the started 40mpg in extra urban lol
     
  7. consilio

    consilio Up the owls!

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    326 miles is the highest I have done so far (S-Tronic box). Averaging 22MPG and around 260-270 a tank

    Only done 8000 miles so far though, i dont think its fully run in till about 10-15k
     
  8. S4Horsham

    S4Horsham New Member

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    Did a long journey the other day and got 340 which pushed the refilled full tank measure up to 370 miles.

    Manual S4
     
  9. S4 Phantom

    S4 Phantom Member

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    I got something between 270 miles and 350 miles, depended on the nature of the journey and my driving style. Once the fuel range said 0 miles in the computer, I managed to squeeze another 16 miles odd out of it (very gingerly on the gas pedal, and avoid any braking!!). When i filled it up, the pumps said 58.6L!!! Audi claim the fuel tank is 60L, so I think it was a very close call!!!
     
  10. dans

    dans New Member

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    Not sure how many miles to a tank, but I average 23.7mpg over the last 10k miles. On a long journey I easily get 26mpg. Agree on poor fuel range though, especially the little warning if 30m! Crawled along m4 the other day with zero miles left and filled up with 59.4L... Close one???!
     
  11. Necroscope

    Necroscope Member

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    you had the fuel line left, dont worry ;)
     
  12. longp2

    longp2 Active Member

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    Have been reading this with interest as I have just ordered an S4 avant Black edition for march delivery and with the new updates it is meant to be capable of nearly 35mpg combined, if this is the case it'll be the most economical car I have ever owned!! - I think this maybe a tad optimistic even with the stop/start and revised steering.

    Can't wait whatever the fuel consumption!
     
  13. Necroscope

    Necroscope Member

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    LOL, in the nicest possible way. But yer who cares, they are great cars :D
     
  14. Scuffers

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    usually get about the same, overall average is ~28.4 at the moment.

    PS. put more than 60L in before so I am guessing the tank is bigger than 60!
     
  15. evil_scooby

    evil_scooby Member

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    Or you were at a dodgy petrol station.

    My fuel economy is going right down just now. Not sure if its the bad weather. Seem to be getting about 270 to a tank
     
  16. sljmunday

    sljmunday New Member

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    200 miles out of a tank
     
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  17. Scuffers

    Scuffers New Member

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    well, Audi quote 61L for the tank.

    I think the most I have put in is ~62, but then again, I always find that the stated tank capacities are under reality, I assume they play safe and also don't include the pipework etc.

    Consumption wise, getting 300+ pretty much all the time now, the more miles that go on it, the better it's becoming.
     
  18. Just Plain Old

    Just Plain Old Active Member

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    Yep, I can vouch for over 61L plus on fill up........ Mind you I don't think I'll push it that far again... I remember thinking, as the rain was pissing down, why are you such a knob Ian (don't all agree :) ) why didn't you just fill up at that petrol station in town,, instead of 'seeing' if I could make it home...!!!
     
  19. razza1

    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    When I bought my current car, Audi specialist told me it had a 50mile reserve tank. Thus when you hit 0 miles you have this safety limit. I've not yet had the balls to try it out yet.... and this is only what I was told so can't guarantee it.
     
  20. shineydave

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    Holy Thread Resurrection Batman !!

    Just filled my B8 S4 as the fuel warning came on and managed to get 53 litres in it. the brochure states 61 litres as tank capacity for the Avant so one can assume a reserve of 9 litres or 2 gallons. At approx. 25 to the gallon that would give a reserve of 50 miles from the warning light coming on which sort of backs up the opinion from Audi.

    That would be the worst case, if the tank is a little bigger (some sources say 64 litres) you might be able to eek out a few more miles, I'm not brave enough to try it though.
     
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  21. benjie

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    The previous owner told me the same about the 0 range. He said there was 2 gallons left in the tank, something about protecting the catalytic converters? I've never tried it either.

    The tank is 64L.
     
  22. Boydie

    Boydie Boycie VCDS Map User

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    I'm getting anywhere between 210-240 miles per tank

    212 this morning Ffs with super unleaded at £65 a fill.

    My commute is 8 miles with 5/6 of it being motor way 5/6 days a week with a bit of town driving to get to the gym. Thought my mpg would be a lot better Ffs

    My 360bhp S3 and my 300bhp Porsche Cayman S was better!!
     
  23. bigyin

    bigyin Active Member

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    I couldnt say what I get to a tank as I never really let it get below a quarter tank or so. I have been tracking the MPG on an app and its coming in at 22.40 mpg over the last 6000 miles, whcih would equate to approx 290-300 to a tank. Mainly town and B road driving with little motorway. I have managed 25+mpg driving along the motorway.

    I only use 95 Ron / Normal Unleaded as I'm still stock so no need for the super in my instance.

    Not the most frugal of machines, but acceptable for what it is. My previous mapped S3 used to return around 27mpg in the same driving conditions Due to the fact it used Super and the price drop in fuel costs, the S4 is in reality only costing an extra £2-3 a week to fuel.
     
  24. Boydie

    Boydie Boycie VCDS Map User

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    Just feel like my car is under performing economy wise since I'm getting such varied return figures.
     
  25. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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  26. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    @Boydie I would also say I have found town driving absolutely kills the economy on an S4. My Dad taxi duties see the numbers drop to stupid figures.
     
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  27. Rich M

    Rich M Active Member Team Ibis Audi S4

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    About 200 for me - mostly town driving with the odd motorway dash.

    Bear in mind that this engine is supercharged and as such power from the engine is being used to drive it in the first place when your cruising along, so its power and fuel wasted. My last car was turbocharged and they obviously work off exhaust gases but got slightly better mpg when cruising off boost.

    The next version is supposed to be turbocharged though.....
     
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  28. bigyin

    bigyin Active Member

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    Very true, it was estimated that the Supercharger actually uses about 60bhp just to run itself. Parasitic way of force induction, however its pro points of no lag and instant throttle response are well worth it in my mind.

    There is much speculation regarding the configuration of the B9 S4, with lots of rumours regarding a new 3.0TT engine. I personally can't see why they would take an engine thats won and is still winning awards and suddenly replace it.

    I remember reading that the engine developers, when creating the engine for the B8 S4 actually developed both a Turbo and Supercharged unit and decided the Supercharged unit was the better package. After a relatively short time, they get rid..... seems unlikely.

    I suspect (and this is my thoughts only) that given the 3.0 TFSI engine has so much overhead in it, that they could continue to use it and bleed off less boost to give it the power increase that is expected. This along with the weight dropping by 100kg would probably be enough for the S4. The only thing they would really need to do is improve fuel efficency even further.. I could be wrong of course, but engine deveopment is not cheap and they are using the 3.0 TFSI in another applications, i.e. A6 and Q5, no reason to do so if they are to replace it.
     
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  29. Rich M

    Rich M Active Member Team Ibis Audi S4

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    Indeed would be a shame to alter the configuration of this engine as it is fantastic

    Another rumour is a clutch type package on the supercharger to disengage it when not under load

    Will he interesting to know what the B9 ends up with
     
  30. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    Wonder if COD is a possibility?
     
  31. Rich M

    Rich M Active Member Team Ibis Audi S4

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    I thought you meant call of duty then but yea cylinder on demand would be a good step.

    They have it on the 4.0 V8 and 2.0 so why not more engines
     
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  32. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    LOL. Yeah I had to look that one up first time I saw it as well. :) (Cylinder On Demand in case anyone else is puzzled, my bad).
     
  33. opelfruit

    opelfruit Active Member TeamMisano Audi S4

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    I get about 200 to 250 before fill up with usually around 50-80 left on the range.


    As well as it being supercharged as previously mentioned, it's also 4wd so you loose numbers in the power transfer. All in all its not the most efficient setup having a 4wd supercharged car.

    They try to squeeze mpg out of other bits by putting in stop start, and going to a much lighter centre differential with the B8.5 when they used a crown gear. So I guess they'll continue to try to make the power delivery more efficent through the drive train as well in the B9, somehow.
     
  34. Boydie

    Boydie Boycie VCDS Map User

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    Ok starting to feel better now lol
     
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  35. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    Just get a fuel loyalty card. I got a Shell one, every now and then they send me Waitrose vouchers, I buy beer with them, job done. :)
     
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  36. GeoffDunk

    GeoffDunk Well-Known Member Team Panther Audi RS4 quattro Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Just been reading this thread and thought I would just say I get on average per week for work 285 miles to a tank, if i really drove it like and old man I could def get 300+ miles to a tank and I have a new RS4, I am suprised you guys don't get better miles from the 3.0 but maybe that supercharger is effecting that.

    I run super unleaded of course, Shell only and I have a shell loyalty card which every now and again I get almost a fiver off a fill up with vouchers they send.
     
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  37. Boydie

    Boydie Boycie VCDS Map User

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    No shell over here any more in Northern Ireland, all Topaz now but I've a nectar card for BP and Sansiburys.
     
  38. elpeterol

    elpeterol Active Member Audi S4

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    I only use premium fuel and have averaged about 29 mpg over 9000 miles of fairly mixed driving but no really short commutes. On a cold day around town low 20 up to 33 on the motorway so usually run up to 300 miles. As has been stated if I wanted economy I would buy a diesel but what value could you put on the joy of driving this car?
     
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  39. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    Sitting in traffic yesterday on the way home from work, flipped the DIS over to average mpg..... 14.6mpg. So I stick to what I said above S4 and traffic does not go well.
     
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  40. crespo

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    Manufacturers mpg figures are achieved on a rolling road with zero incline and air resistance, the idea is that it is a level playing field for everyone, unfortunately this distorts the actual real world mpg figures significantly. The test is also open to abuse as manufacturers will over inflate tyres to reduce drag and it's not unheard of for cars to turn up with only a drivers seat.
    Threads like this are the only way to tell to see what you genuinely get to the gallon and forum heroes who miraculously achieve the manufacturer's stated figures should be ignored as they are either partial to a lie or their trip computer is wildly inaccurate. An independent test was caried out recently and all but 3 cars tested couldn't get near the stated figures and the 3 that did were still off.

    It's amazing that they get away with it in this day and age and it's pretty much given a free pass by motorists as acceptable.
     

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