How many miles did you get from a full tank (all engines welcome)

Jimbo10

Registered User
Thought it might be interesting to see what kind of mileage people are getting from their A3's.
I know it's not like for like due to driving styles and type of driving (motorway, city etc) but nonetheless...

Maybe a consistent format so everyone can compare:-

Model: Sportback
Gearbox : S Tronic
Engine: 1.4 COD

Mileage achieved: 578
 

Ormesome

Registered User
YES! :yahoo:A question where the diesels will win something! we are such loosers normally!!

Model: 3 door Hatch
Gearbox : Manual
Engine: 1.6 Diesel
Mileage achieved: 560 - Max on DIS iv seen on a run is 61mpg. Averaging 56mpg ish in normal day to day driving.

Hang on! you got 578 for a 1.4 petrol? petrol tank must be bigger than the diesel range of A3!!! :sign unfair:
 

Jimbo10

Registered User
YES! :yahoo:A question where the diesels will win something! we are such loosers normally!!

Model: 3 door Hatch
Gearbox : Manual
Engine: 1.6 Diesel
Mileage achieved: 560 - Max on DIS iv seen on a run is 61mpg. Averaging 56mpg ish in normal day to day driving.
Hang on! you got 578 for a 1.4 petrol? petrol tank must be bigger than the diesel range of A3!!! :sign unfair:

I only got my car last week and wanted to test out the economy. My results weren't really representative of what I would normally get because I was driving like a pensioner.
I've filled up another tank and am going to drive 'normally'. Will be happy if I can get 500
 

TDI-line

Uber Post Whore
Model: Sportback
Gearbox : S Tronic
Engine: 2.0 TDI 184 Quattro

Around 450-480 miles per tank.
 

The Kendragon

Registered User
Model: A3 S-Line Sportback
Gearbox: Manual
Engine: 2.0 TDI 150PS
Mileage: 520 miles

That's with high speed motorway runs :grimacing:
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
**** knows...... Lol
 

Mark_86

Registered User
Model: S3 Sportback
Gearbox: S-Tronic
Engine: 2.0i 310PS
Best Mileage: 418 miles
Average Mileage: 320-340 miles
Worst Mileage: 266 miles
 

jackandrew1995

Registered User
Model: Sport Sportback
Gearbox : Manual
Engine: 1.0 TFSI
Milage: Around 420 per tank, around town with a little motorway now and again!
 

TYb

Registered User
Model: S3 HB
Gearbox: S-Tronic
Engine: 2.0i 310PS
Best Mileage: 405
Average Mileage: 340-370miles
Worst Mileage: 280 miles
Cost to fill is nearing £70 when putting in the higher octane fuel.
 

richinsoton

Registered User
3dr hatch.
2.0 150 TDI.
Manual box.
Best over 500 miles easily.

Usually refill weekly so every 400 miles with 175 miles remaining so 575 miles per tankful could theoretically be achieved. 95% m'way driving. I've found the tank reading is like an inverted triangle, hangs around the max to 3/4's for approx 200 miles then 3/4's to 1/2 is 300 miles covered etc.
 

will_0407

Registered User
Model: A3 Sport Sportback 2014
Gearbox: Manual
Engine: 1.8 TFSI
Mileage: Usually on for over 400 but I fill up before I hit it. If I have a particularly heavy amount of town driving then around 350.

Average mpg over 13 fill ups is 38.49- bit of a come down from the 59mpg I was getting from my 2.0 184 Leon!
 

maninthestreet

Registered User
Model: A3 Sport Saloon 2017
Gearbox: Manual
Engine: 1.4 COD

Only done just over 700 miles in the first month of ownership. Managed 479 miles on the first full tank with two 115 mile motorway runs - got 63.5 MPG on the second run.
 

Neil C

Registered User
Model: A3 S-Line Sportback
Mileage: 24000
Gearbox: Manual
Engine: 2.0 TDI 150PS
Mileage: Hoping to get 600+ miles this week (already at 425 with 185 still showing on range remaining)
 

dpaz

Registered User
Thought it might be interesting to see what kind of mileage people are getting from their A3's.
I know it's not like for like due to driving styles and type of driving (motorway, city etc) but nonetheless...

Maybe a consistent format so everyone can compare:-

Model: Sportback
Gearbox : S Tronic
Engine: 1.4 COD

Mileage achieved: 578

Crikey that's good! I have the same car, Facelift and the best I've had so far from the 1,800 miles I've covered has only been 460.
 

Jimbo10

Registered User
Crikey that's good! I have the same car, Facelift and the best I've had so far from the 1,800 miles I've covered has only been 460.

That did include a 450mile (estimate) round trip on motorway, so not entirely representative of my usual commute.
I've only just filled up my second tank so this will give me a better idea of what I will normally get (which will probably be similar to your figure)
 

Wxm

Registered User
Filled my 1.4 up for the first time on Friday and trip said 420. I'll let u know when it's empty what I got :) current mpg is sitting at 48 which I'm happy with
 

KenL

Registered User
Manual 1.0tfsi.

Never check miles per tank. Long term mpg about 51.

Had a puncture and keeping to 50mph i managed 72 mpg indicated on my 12 mile cruise to golf on Saturday.
 

Mike Feldman

Member
VCDS Map User
Model: A3 Sportback e-tron
Gearbox: S-Tronic
Engine: 1.4
Best Mileage: over 600 miles (but I charge it some)
Average Mileage: 450 miles
Worst Mileage: 350 miles
 

SevenW

Registered User
I'll play, Hong Kong, 70% city 30% motorway
Model: A3 Saloon
Engine: 1.8 (Bluefin Chip)
Gearbox: S-Tronic
Average Mileage: 340 (Chipped), 370 (Standard)
From full tank to when the low fuel warning comes on.
 

Boydie

S3 8V DSG
VCDS Map User
From Belfast, mainly city driving

Model: 2014 S3 Hatch
Engine: 2.0TFSI with panel filter
Gearbox: S-Tronic
Average Mileage: 280-320 miles
 

Marty2017

Registered User
1.4 tfsi s-line 140bhp manual

Last full tank I averaged 418miles just before warning light came on and I had about 6.6 litres left in full tank (assuming is a 50L tank)

I have a handy wee phone app that let's you put in miles and price of fuel etc and calculates mpg etc
 

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allanmb

Registered User
S3 8V Facelift. Average around 320-350 miles but once got 475 on a trip to/from Inverness as had to adhere to many, many miles of average speed cameras
 
S3 8v Sportback PFL.
Average around 275.
Achieved 350 on a long run a few weeks ago.
 

Jimbo10

Registered User
1.4 tfsi s-line 140bhp manual
Last full tank I averaged 418miles just before warning light came on and I had about 6.6 litres left in full tank (assuming is a 50L tank)
I have a handy wee phone app that let's you put in miles and price of fuel etc and calculates mpg etc

What app is that?
 

BigW

Registered User
Model: 2014 Sportback Quattro
Engine: 2.0 TDI 184 (Remapped)
Gearbox: S-Tronic
Average Mileage: 575-600

Daily commute is 120 Miles on A&B roads only, I can scrape a full (5 Day) week from the tank if I drive sensibly .
 
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Firthy777

Registered User
Model: 2017 S3 Sportback Quattro
Engine: 2.0 Turbo 310PS
Gearbox: Manual
Average Mileage: 290-320
Best Mileage: 355 (running on fumes!)

The Mrs has a Golf GT TDi remapped at 206BHP and we rarely get less than 600 miles to a tank, best 640. You can imagine the grief I get at the pump station.

....."we can travel twice as far in the Golf as we do in the S3 for the same money"

....."yeh, but we have three times as much fun"
 

dpaz

Registered User
So in summary, you'll always get better MPG with a diesel but you'll have a nicer drive in a petrol, especially if its an STronic (in my opinion!).
 

SevenW

Registered User
So in summary, you'll always get better MPG with a diesel but you'll have a nicer drive in a petrol, especially if its an STronic (in my opinion!).

In a nutshell!!!!:iagree:
 

davemark

Registered User
Model: 2012 A3 8P Sportback
Engine: 2.0 TDI (170)
Gearbox: S-Tronic
Average Mileage: 490 (mixture of town and motorway)
Best Mileage: 530 (long journey mostly motorway)
 
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