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RS3 MPG - what is the best you have achieved ?

Snake Pliskin Jul 16, 2018

  1. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter Team Floret Silver Audi RS3

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    Now I know we don't buy these cars to bother too much about MPG but .....

    I went on a 90 mile drive (each way) at the weekend to a theme park and was lead car of a convoy of two.

    Family member was following us behind and I told them to follow me as they did not know the way or have sat nav. I also took it steady and obeyed all of the speed limits (as always of course).

    We left fairly early in the morning and traffic was light and free flowing and going steady I was not accelerating at my usual "RS" pace shall we say.

    Anyway ... to my astonishment, I checked the mpg and saw I was achieving 35 mpg, then 36, then 37, then 38, then 39 ! Got all the way up to 39.8 mpg ... although I really wanted to get into the 40's lol :)

    I dodn't set out to get amazing mpg, I just found it interesting when I did check it.

    Now come on Guys that is impressive from a car which is supercar quick :icon thumright:

    Anyone ever got into the 40's ? :tearsofjoy:
     
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  3. Tristan2

    Tristan2 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Bronze Supporter Audi RS3 saloon quattro DSG

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  4. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter Team Floret Silver Audi RS3

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    Sounds impressive ... what mpg does that equate to ?
     
  5. Dan_DJT

    Dan_DJT RS3 Saloon Team Floret Silver Audi RS3

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    I usually get 34mpg on way to work and about 18mpg on the way back.

    Not been able to do a long run and resist making some noise so best Ive had is 32mpg
     
  6. mz21

    mz21 Member

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    The best I ever had was 35mpg, but my average is 24mpg.
     
  7. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3

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    Doesn’t sound like you guys get drastically less than the S3.
     
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  8. mz21

    mz21 Member

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    I had a Golf R before, my average was 25 mpg, so 1 mpg difference between the Golf R and the RS3, which is good given that it weighs 100kg more, and has a bigger/more powerful engine.

    The RS3 is faster, I hit 176mph this weekend and it was still pulling.
     
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  9. Tristan2

    Tristan2 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Bronze Supporter Audi RS3 saloon quattro DSG

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    55 litre tank so I’m not to sure


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  10. FBF01

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    Went on a blast with wife’s cousin on Saturday night, 9.4mpg lol and today coming back on a 30 mile drive 34mpg..couldn’t squeeze anymore out of it. Best I’ve ever seen
     
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  11. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    40.3mpg indicated over a 4:14hr, 223 mile trip up the motorway while sitting in some M25 traffic.

    (Return leg reset on the short-term computer) On the way back I sat in a good 2 and a half hours of London traffic both in central and on the M4, by the time I got back to Wales I had an average of 36.8mpg for 5:56hr and 209 miles.

    Full tank to 0 miles of V Power was 434 miles. Could have been better, air con was pumping out for the full 10 hours, sound system up... didn’t go over 70, but lorry speeds would see a lot better. When refilled, it gave me 405 miles range and I’ve seen 400 a few times since.

    Calculated MPG was 36.96mpg.

    Diesel RS3?
     
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  13. AB RS3

    AB RS3 2018 Ara Blue RS3 Team Ara Blue Audi RS3 Sportback

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    Highest I've reached is 34mpg but average around 16
     
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  14. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter Team Floret Silver Audi RS3

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    9.4 mpg .... awesome lol :icon thumright: :tearsofjoy:
     
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  15. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter Team Floret Silver Audi RS3

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    40.3 mpg ... you broke the 40 barrier :icon thumright: :tearsofjoy:

    Diesel RS3 ... pmsl :laughing:
     
  16. DW81

    DW81 Well-Known Member

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    That is some maths there mate, is this carol vorderman by any chance:friends:
     
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  17. DW81

    DW81 Well-Known Member

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    14000 miles in 5 months of commuting, averaged 34mpg. Happy with that
     
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  18. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    I did, well impressed ;) It was a bit higher than that but once you get on and off A roads it will drop.

    I know haha, sometimes I think I bought the only diesel ;)
     
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  19. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    Ah no maths there, all in pictures of the dash and in my fuel app ;)

    My average over 8,500 miles is 24.11, majority of that is local driving but a good few couple hundred mile long trips.

    In the S3 over 11,800 miles in its life I got 25.11 average, but I had a 26 mile round trip commute every day so I had better economy.... pretty much exactly the same to run.
     
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  20. DW81

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    I believe you mate, just have a joke with you fella:thumbs up:
     
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    DW81 Well-Known Member

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    How are you finding the modified exhaust Matt?
     
  22. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    More like Judith Friggin Charmers the amount of holidays @AudiNutta has :whistle2:

    No wonder he drives it in economy everywhere.........the car will think it's being mis-treated soon.:whistle2:
     
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  23. DW81

    DW81 Well-Known Member

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    :tearsofjoy: He does love an holiday young matty.
     
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  24. FBF01

    FBF01 Well-Known Member

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    I mean, I drove it like I stole it! A fair few launch controls in and out of tunnels, back road blasts, heavy braking in to bends the lot lol. Coming out of his 1 litre he loved it ha
     
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    Callump01 Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 quattro Saloon

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  26. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team Panther Audi RS3 TTRS

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    7000 miles and 25.1mpg average. Regularly seen high teens, rarely 30+
     
  27. royalsteve68

    royalsteve68 Well-Known Member TeamMisano Team Ara Blue Audi RS3 Audi S3

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    Crikey do you lot live in the middle of Scotland or some other place with near zero traffic - around Reading I get about 25-27mpg for a 20 mile run each way to work, most of it in heavy traffic. I usually got around 32-34mpg out of the S3 - once 42mpg driving like a nun at max 60mph 90 miles to longleat as wife and kids were sleeping.
     
  28. DW81

    DW81 Well-Known Member

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    Long boring motorway commutes mate
     
  29. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    I’ve only had 2 days with it before it got parked up at the detailers to be stored while I’m away ;)

    Sounds incredible but too loud on the motorway, when I go back I’m plugging the valves in to see what difference it makes and the long term plan is to get a remote for them.
     
  30. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    :lmfao:

    Yep I’ve spent all my money this year now! Nothing else booked until next June now, but I’m sure that will change.

    February - Lanzarote
    May- Lanzarote
    June - Tenerife
    July (now) - Menorca

    Love the sun I do!
     
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  31. FBF01

    FBF01 Well-Known Member

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    Long term memory...

    17.8mpg, 4199 miles, average speed 14mph
     
  32. Splathead

    Splathead Active Member Team Navarra Audi RS3

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    Average is 27.3mpg with the best and worst at 35.5 and 23.4 (tank full to tank full - not individual journeys).
    On a recent run up to the lakes with an average speed of 60 over 290 miles, I managed 38mpg - I did see over 40mpg but got stuck in traffic and was going to be late - so had to increase speed (somewhat).

    For reference, my 8v S3 over 19500 miles averaged 29.2mpg with a best and worst of 40.1 and 22.4. So, not too much difference.
     
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  34. zaka7

    zaka7 Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    7000 miles. Average is 22.2mpg since new.
    Best I have is 34.8 on motorway miles,
    Worst is 6.9 (not a typo) in stop start traffic on a short journey
    Have to think of it as smiles per gallon!
     
  35. stott

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    Easily achieve 35-37 on long journeys without hitting traffic, 18mpg around MK, I've had it 40+ on airport journeys (motorway crusing at 50-60mph as very early for flight)
     
  36. fastolsen

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    My record is 42,5 mpg over a 220km distance.. Im impressed with how low it gets when driving normally on a trip. But in the city I don't look at it ;)
     
  37. sve170

    sve170 Active Member Audi RS3 Audi S3

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    I am getting more MPG in my FL RS3 than the daughter in her FL S3, we do almost the same driving each day as well.


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  38. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter Team Floret Silver Audi RS3

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    I guess the 7th gear helps when cruising ... & light foot when accelerating.

    Quite amazing though that you can get into the 40’s mpg with these cars ... & single digits at the other end when giving it some :)
     
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  39. q5man

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    autobahn? lol
     
  40. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    Love the sun? Then stay in bl00dy blighty lol
     
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  41. Rayner_1704

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    The fl s3 has 7th too highest I got in mine was 43mgp where as my preface RS3 Iv seen about 33
     
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  42. rhysdavies91

    rhysdavies91 Member Team Catalunya TFSI Owners Group Audi RS6 Audi RS3 Sportback DSG

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    sorry i cannot drive this car slow average about 16mpg
     
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  43. Andy_290

    Andy_290 Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback

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    37.6 over a 150 mile drive back from mid-wales to South Yorkshire at the weekend, most of the time pretty steady on A-roads on cruise between 50-60 - it was sitting just over 40mpg until I got to the M56 where i upped it to 80 and brought the average down slightly - proper surprised.

    On a usual day I'll get 33-35 on the way to work and 30 on the way back, but normally it's around 20-25 around town/usual trips
     
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