1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

what fuel economy are you receiving from your car

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by lanceneoman, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. lanceneoman
    Offline

    lanceneoman A4 S-Line 1.8T Avant 230 BHP

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2012
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 24, 2012]
    right guys

    I've had my car for about a week now.

    when I fill up to a max the computer says I have 340 miles available I know this is inaccurate roughly how many miles do you guys get out of a full tank and what mpg are you obtaining

    For the record i drive a 1.8t avant 2004
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Dec 21, 2014]

  3. vroomtshh
    Offline

    vroomtshh Active Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Messages:
    362
    Likes Received:
    47
    [Oct 24, 2012]
    I get about 440-480 miles per tank and average 38mpg
    #2
  4. lanceneoman
    Offline

    lanceneoman A4 S-Line 1.8T Avant 230 BHP

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2012
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 24, 2012]
    Bloody hell that a diesel u got?
    #3
  5. lgooch
    Offline

    lgooch Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    789
    Likes Received:
    63
  6. VagCabby
    Offline

    VagCabby Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2012
    Messages:
    280
    Likes Received:
    28
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    get between 480 and 500 from mine. managed 51mpg on a month of only motorway driving and got appox 700 out of the tank!
    #5
  7. lanceneoman
    Offline

    lanceneoman A4 S-Line 1.8T Avant 230 BHP

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2012
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    Thats crazy ... jealous now lol
    #6
  8. sparky910
    Offline

    sparky910 New Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    My 2.5tdi will get between 630-650 miles per fillup
    #7
  9. Veero
    Offline

    Veero Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    2004 1.8T Avant (non-Quattro).

    Averaged (according to trip) 32.6mpg since buying it 5 months ago.

    My daily commute is 7 miles each way, B-road and then a short blast of dual carriageway so it generally hasn't warmed to optimum operating temp. On motorway runs at 70 it happily ticks up to 37mpg.

    Generally get 400 out of a tank.
    #8
  10. vroomtshh
    Offline

    vroomtshh Active Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Messages:
    362
    Likes Received:
    47
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    nope, it's a stage 2 avant Quattro sport 1.8t
    #9
  11. AlexGSi2000
    Offline

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Messages:
    1,316
    Likes Received:
    162
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    Trip & calculations showed 40.1MPG yesterday on my 130mile motorway trip from Newark to Liverpool.
    This is from my 2.5TDi Quattro.

    The MPG has gradually improoved since I purchased the car (used to get 34MPG) - I think this has been down to a combination of a few oil and filter changes with good oil, blanking off the EGR, cleaning out the inlet manifolds and using good fuel.
    I also replaced the 3rd injector (common issue), not sure if the free-flow exhaust would have helped things too?
    #10
  12. moggie93
    Offline

    moggie93 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    I'm getting between 550 and 650 miles from a tank of fuel in my 1.9tdi avant.Thats running 100% biodiesel at £1/ltr. Its getting slightly worse at the moment as I think I've a got temp sensor and thermostat problems.
    Kev
    #11
  13. swarcup
    Offline

    swarcup Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,302
    Likes Received:
    37
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    wow how do you manage that :confused:
    #12
  14. AnniinaW
    Offline

    AnniinaW Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2010
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    Wow! There must be something wrong with mine! I have a A4 2.5tdi quattro 1998 model and my daily commute is 60 miles of none stop motorway each way, I drive between 60 and 70mph depending on traffic and I still only get 400 miles out of a tank full. I'm seriously thinking that there is something wrong...
    #13
  15. swarcup
    Offline

    swarcup Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,302
    Likes Received:
    37
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    Im with you around the 400 mark from a tank nearly no motorway though
    #14
  16. 666markyboy
    Offline

    666markyboy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2008
    Messages:
    1,131
    Likes Received:
    34
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    Where do you get your Biodiesel ?? and do you have any running issues with it ??
    #15
  17. Greeny233
    Offline

    Greeny233 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Messages:
    750
    Likes Received:
    130
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    Driving really economically in my A4 Quattro Sport Avant 1.9tdi (remapped) I managed to get 51.2mpg on a recent drive down from Scotland. Still driving on the same tank of juice should see about 500-550 miles on the tank.

    After 75 miles of driving like a granny this is as high as the tank range got
    [​IMG]
    #16
  18. archemist
    Offline

    archemist Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    5
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    42-43 mpg over 12,000 miles 2.5tdi quattro (550-570 per tank)

    mostly steady A-B road drivieng, a little in the town but no queue-commuting.
    #17
  19. dplovin
    Offline

    dplovin Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011
    Messages:
    370
    Likes Received:
    4
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    just filled mine up and mines only showing 330 :( well jealous.

    a4 1.8T
    #18
  20. 666markyboy
    Offline

    666markyboy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2008
    Messages:
    1,131
    Likes Received:
    34
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    Who's your remap by Greeny ???? something i want to be looking at in the new year
    #19
  21. zippy1.8T
    Offline

    zippy1.8T New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2012
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    Hmm,

    at Avant Quattro 1.8T (190) Im getting anyhere between 22 and 28 depending on the type of driving.

    my fuel calc app has it as 28 over the first 2000 miles in July.

    Makes me smile tho.
    #20
  22. lanceneoman
    Offline

    lanceneoman A4 S-Line 1.8T Avant 230 BHP

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2012
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    yeah mine says the same,

    On the motorways it keeps going up the further i go though.

    ive just done 160mile on half a tank, mostly driving around town.
    #21
  23. zippy1.8T
    Offline

    zippy1.8T New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2012
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    #22
  24. moggie93
    Offline

    moggie93 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    I get the biodiesel from a local company that buys and sells veg oil to the catering trade.They recycle the waste oil and turn it into bio.
    No running/starting issues so far. I've ran it for the last 10k.
    I done away with the filter on the side of the engine and put 2 small in line filters in it's place. They're far cheaper and easier to change. I'm changing them every month as I'm currently doing 7-800 miles a week.
    Kev
    #23
  25. quattrojames
    Offline

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Messages:
    13,933
    Likes Received:
    489
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    My 2.5 (180) with DPT box does a consistent 33 mpg giving about 400 to a tank. I do all short runs on A and B roads late at night, I did five hours motorway work today, and will probably get more like 550 to this tank.

    Have you removed your throttle pedal?
    #24
  26. Les 51
    Offline

    Les 51 A pint of Diesel please!

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Messages:
    687
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    My 2.5tdi avant gets 41-43mpg on the motorways , but around town I only get about 36mmpg.
    #25
  27. glenandem
    Offline

    glenandem Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2012
    Messages:
    573
    Likes Received:
    20
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    my 1.9 tdi 130 getting 37-38 mpg taking kids to school every morning 2 miles away
    did a trip to blackpool 60 miles away and reset the mpg and got 57mpg motorway and the illuminations traffic!!
    so impressed compared to my 330i sport which did 19mpg around town and 30 mpg maybe 32 if i was lucky on mway!
    #26
  28. JasonS
    Offline

    JasonS Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2012
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Oct 25, 2012]
    I average 43MPG - 2.5 TDI with CVT, mostly motorway, but frequently slow on the M25 :-(
    I tried Millers additive but didn't see much effect.
    I get between 550 and 600 before I fill up, have had it to 650 before, but that was a bit too close for comfort.

    I use Road Trip on my iPhone to calculate the MPG - the DIS reads a bit low in my car.

    I plan to clean my EGR and inlet manifold (I doubt this will make any difference but as least I will have done it).
    #27
  29. Greeny233
    Offline

    Greeny233 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Messages:
    750
    Likes Received:
    130
    [Oct 25, 2012]

    It was done by a local company to me here in North Wales called Ecotech it cost £200 it would have been £250 but they couldn't rolling road it before or after as they only have 2wd rollers.
    The best mod I've done, the torque is immense, it just keeps pulling, it doesn't run out of steam until at least 110mph (on a private test track of course).
    #28
  30. troopa
    Offline

    troopa Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2012
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 26, 2012]
    What power you running now greeny. Have you since found out?
    Did you notice a mpg difference.
    #29
  31. Greeny233
    Offline

    Greeny233 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Messages:
    750
    Likes Received:
    130
    [Oct 27, 2012]
    Well I was expecting around 160bhp with the remap but the guy doing the remap said on his rollers he sees closer to 170bhp and with my EGR and cat deleted maybe 180bhp but I can't say for definite, not really bothered about the BHP it's more about the torque and "drivability", it does pull like a steam train now from no revs. Haven't seen any difference in the MPG overall, maybe a little less economical but only because I can't help nailing the throttle all the time.
    I really can't recommend having a remap done enough.
    Once I get my FMIC, full exhaust system and 2.0tdi turbo then I might get it on the rollers and see what it actually makes.
    #30
  32. B6Steve
    Offline

    B6Steve Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 27, 2012]
    I get around 400 miles a tank from my 2.0 20v petrol, but did manage 480 on a long run which I didnt think was too bad for a petrol.
    #31
  33. fallmonk
    Offline

    fallmonk Turbo Sport

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,857
    Likes Received:
    4
    [Oct 27, 2012]
    Not sure of the figures but think am getting 25mpg?
    maybe some one can work it out as am **** at math
    £35 petrol a week (£1,36 per ltr) gets me 150 miles????
    3.0ltr V6
    anyone?
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2012
    #32
  34. B6Steve
    Offline

    B6Steve Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 27, 2012]
    Use this mate - Quick MPG calculator - Calculate miles per Gallon
    #33
  35. boomtown
    Offline

    boomtown Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2011
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Oct 27, 2012]
    Well £35 of esso supreme just gave me 180 miles in the tank, which is great fuel by the way !
    so according to the previous mpg calculator the old 3.0 v6 is returning 33mpg , cant be bad !!!!!
    #34
  36. Inertiauk
    Offline

    Inertiauk Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2011
    Messages:
    537
    Likes Received:
    17
    [Oct 27, 2012]
    I average about 20mpg in my S4 over all, it varys, some days about 17-18 mpg, some days as much as 22-23mpg
    #35
  37. Andy_Foz
    Offline

    Andy_Foz Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2012
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 27, 2012]
    My 2.0 FSI sees 30mpg all day long! :)
    #36
  38. mitch2575
    Offline

    mitch2575 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 27, 2012]
    Approx 330-370miles 36-38mpg
    driving like miss daisy
    A4 cab 1.8t q sport
    #37
  39. fallmonk
    Offline

    fallmonk Turbo Sport

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,857
    Likes Received:
    4
    [Oct 28, 2012]
    27.2mpg according to the above calculator (thank you B6 steve)
    Not brilliant and as a lorry driver we have been on SAFED courses (Safe And Fuel Efficient Driving)
    I don't carry anything on the boot. I know the Cab is a heavy car . But can you get a map to make it more fuel efficient from the standard VAG map?
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012
    #38
  40. benberry
    Offline

    benberry Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2012
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 28, 2012]
    I've just picked up a 3.0 Quattro and I'm getting around 30mpg on the motorway and around 22mpg around town.

    Bit more thirsty than my old 2.5 V6 but I reckon I'll be able make it more economical once I've got used to it.
    #39
  41. boomtown
    Offline

    boomtown Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2011
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Oct 28, 2012]
    same car as yourself and i can get 34 mpg on motorway and around 26 mpg around town !
    #40

Share This Page