Amazing MPG from 3.0???

Louis Cronin

Registered User
Im sure the trip computer is lying through her teeth (has to be a woman). I dont boot it and i drive like an old man, slightly tapping the gas every now and then, letting the car cruise along. A technical i discovered whilst being a student and having a V6 Golf. lol

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bang on the same as my average ;)
 

drewbee

Registered User
i really dont know how you could get that figure on the 3.0!! i've never got mine over 19.3, let alone 36!!

sure you aint got a dodgy dis? lol
 
Yours is a diesel :))

well... yeah... now that you mention it.... but it's also a V6, quattro, with the same peak power but across a wider rev-range and with 100lb/ft more torque.... so thought it would be worth pointing out for comparison (and showing off) :)

Mine will get 40+ if I stay away from town traffic (25-30mpg) and then I just need to behave when I hit the open road (very variable mpg!): on continental schleps, a long stretch at a cruise controlled 75mph returns exactly 40mpg, 100mph returns just over 30mpg.... plodding at 55mph gets in the high 40's or low 50's.
 
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paul20v

Audi fanatic
well... yeah... now that you mention it.... but it's also a V6, quattro, with the same peak power but across a wider rev-range and with 100lb/ft more torque.... so thought it would be worth pointing out for comparison (and showing off) :)

Mine will get 40+ if I stay away from town traffic (25-30mpg) and behave when I hit the open road (very variable!): a long stretch at a cruise controlled 75mph returns exactly 40mpg, 100mph returns just over 30mpg.... 55mph gets tin the high 40's or low 50's....
No comparison these day (never thought i would say that) diesels have far more useable every day power than petrols ever will rpm matched because of torque ,
and i hate to say this again :( but diesel economy matched with torque is unbeatable for everyday use .
 
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I went from a high-revving (high lift cam'd) 150-odd bhp 2.0 8v (Mk3 Golf GTI) to my current car.... despite the Audi having all 4 wheels driven, having 40% more power and lugging about 500kg's extra.... I still get at least 20% better fuel economy (36mpg avg vs 30mpg on a good day).... still, that Golf topped out at around a GPS-verified 150mph, compared to 140-odd mph in the Audi.... that is if u had the balls to hang on that quick... and it felt even faster with the roof down, no that I ever did more than 130 with the roof down, that would just be silly :jump:
 
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paul20v

Audi fanatic
My last car was a B5 S4 with over 300bhp ,
but i still love the Tdi for good allround ownership
:)
 
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