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Which petrol to use for long journey

psd99 Nov 15, 2012

  1. psd99

    psd99 Member

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    Hey all,


    Going to do a journey from London to Sunderland next year - in my 2.0 T FSI engine I always use Shell Super Unleaded.

    I can fill the car for less money with shell unleaded
    The journey will be approx 600 mile round trip - so what petrol shall I use and how much should it theoretically cost me?

    (no cruise control installed YET)
     
  2. psd99

    psd99 Member

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    I'd estimate a full tank to cost around 80-87 quid but this is just normal fuel for the more expensive it will cost more but I need to work out if that would be money well spent or for the purpose of the journey go for the normal fuel.
     
  3. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    I don't see how anyone can answer that for you? Only you know how much fuel your car uses.
     
  4. sidibear

    sidibear Looking for Zombies !! Staff Member Moderator Audi A4

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    I would just go for the good stuff anyway if you car runs better on it.
     
  5. smokeymike

    smokeymike Active Member Team Mythos Audi Q5 SQ5 owners group

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    Personally I would stick with Super Unleaded. I get better mpg on a long run with it and better pick up in the outside lane if you've have to slow suddenly for any reason. A few pence more I know but worth it. Happy driving.
     
  6. psd99

    psd99 Member

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    Thanks
     
  7. Molnboman

    Molnboman Well-Known Member

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    Since moving to 98 V Power I have had no "pinging/pinking" engine issues when I thought 95 was good enough for my Bus and we have the same motor. If it was me. I would use 98 and V Power if I have the choice all the time.

    I got nearly 800km's ( 500mile? ) on a full tank of V Power 98 and still had over a 120km's reading on the trip meter.....and I had studded winter tryes on which reduced the mpg! I was driving like Miss Daisey though....and was sitting at 110 - 120km with ye old cruise control on!

    Good Luck and safe journey.

    BR
    A
     
  8. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    Just had a quick tot up of my fuel spredsheet. My car is an A4 2.0 T FSI, non quattro, totally standard.


    Average over last 5948 miles: 31.07 mpg
    Worst: 26.72 mpg
    Best: 38.12 mpg

    Most of that is trips to work but I have two recorded long runs:

    232 miles, 38.12mpg
    368 miles, 34.99mpg



    Car is run on Shell V Power.
     
  9. Joe_Murphy21187

    Joe_Murphy21187 Tiptronic

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    Your driving style will have 100% more effect on your MPG than what fuel you use...
     
  10. AudiB7Jay

    AudiB7Jay Member Audi A4 S-line owners group Team Aruba Blue saloon TDi Manual

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    Im a TDi owner but i can say Shell Vpower Fuel makes a HUGE differance :)

    For my car:

    £85 to fill (vpower diesel) - 825mpt (805 if running around town)
    £80 to fill (normal diesel) - 750mpt

    I would recommend the vpower stuff to anyone petrol or deisel, you gain so much for the price you pay + you can used a shell club owners card to get 2 points per liter you buy 500points is £2.50 off fuel vouchers etc...
     
  11. Ste_Nova

    Ste_Nova Active Member

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    your planning ahead a bit!! 'next year'

    i'm popping to london tomorrow night, fill car, drive down, drive back.
     

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