S3 400 mile club

Adam14

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I think daily commute matters a lot, I'd consistently get 390+ range on my S3 but a lot of carriageway/motorway drives.
In fact got better MPG than that in my S5 going from Cambridge to North London and back. If I posted a pic people would say "feather foot" but in fact just cruising at 70/75mph and pre empting traffic make it pretty easy.

Cause of that sort of commute my long term average on the S3 was around 35mpg.

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AlS3BE

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well thought I revive an old thread.
My commute has gone from a few miles each way to 60-70 miles each way.
Managed to squeeze 400+ miles out a tank. Record breaking for me considering the last tank it barely did 250. S3 can be fairly economical when cruising in traffic. There was even 1 day I managed 40mpg. Main thing it was fast enough to get past some slow cars on the B roads.
 

Mr Freeze

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well thought I revive an old thread.
My commute has gone from a few miles each way to 60-70 miles each way.
Managed to squeeze 400+ miles out a tank. Record breaking for me considering the last tank it barely did 250. S3 can be fairly economical when cruising in traffic. There was even 1 day I managed 40mpg. Main thing it was fast enough to get past some slow cars on the B roads.


I still haven't beat my best of 409.6 with ten miles of range left i also managed 43.2 mpg on that drive .
I will be looking to beat it this summer with a drive from Manchester to Goodwood for the festival of speed and back again :yes:
 

AlS3BE

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I still haven't beat my best of 409.6 with ten miles of range left i also managed 43.2 mpg on that drive .
I will be looking to beat it this summer with a drive from Manchester to Goodwood for the festival of speed and back again :yes:
That’s not far off my old 3.0 tdi a6
 

Adam14

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I still haven't beat my best of 409.6 with ten miles of range left i also managed 43.2 mpg on that drive .
I will be looking to beat it this summer with a drive from Manchester to Goodwood for the festival of speed and back again :yes:
Festival speed and economic drive is surely an oxymoron?

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Damo S

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On a journey where I'd normally get close to 40mpgs I managed just 21 last night. I think that's my lowest ever recorded mpg for a trip over 5 miles.
 

Ormesome

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well thought I revive an old thread.
My commute has gone from a few miles each way to 60-70 miles each way.
Managed to squeeze 400+ miles out a tank. Record breaking for me considering the last tank it barely did 250. S3 can be fairly economical when cruising in traffic. There was even 1 day I managed 40mpg. Main thing it was fast enough to get past some slow cars on the B roads.

Holy sh*t! 5miles till you run out! Living life on the edge there!
 

AlS3BE

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Holy sh*t! 5miles till you run out! Living life on the edge there!

remember my old golf said zero and it kept going for 20+ miles till I chickened out and filled it.
I normally won’t let it run that low but I was in an area I wasn’t familiar with so waited till I got close to my local Tesco to get some momentum.
Only squeezed 51 litres in so it must still have some left. A3/s3 has 55 l tank? Sure I read that somewhere. Such an small tank for something that can be really thirsty.
One of the things I miss on my 272 a6. Full tank could get me 6-700 miles + depending on my commute sometimes close to 800 but filling it was close £100
 

Damo S

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remember my old golf said zero and it kept going for 20+ miles till I chickened out and filled it.
I normally won’t let it run that low but I was in an area I wasn’t familiar with so waited till I got close to my local Tesco to get some momentum.
Only squeezed 51 litres in so it must still have some left. A3/s3 has 55 l tank? Sure I read that somewhere. Such an small tank for something that can be really thirsty.
One of the things I miss on my 272 a6. Full tank could get me 6-700 miles + depending on my commute sometimes close to 800 but filling it was close £100

Based on refilling from various stages of empty, and assuming exactly a 55 litre tank, there is still between 2 and 2.5 litres left in the tank when miles to go says 0.
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Never never ever will l join 400 miles club from a tank of fuel....best l have gotten is around 300 on my 5 days a week commute....defo my car has told me av gotten over 40 mpg on my 26 mile commute home...but that journey is mostly all down hill so a lot of coasting in efficiency mode is done journey starts at around 320 ft above sea level.....a quarter of the journey rises to 870 ft......then the rest of the commute is all down hill to just above sea level.....then again who gives a ****
 

jassyo06

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well thought I revive an old thread.
My commute has gone from a few miles each way to 60-70 miles each way.
Managed to squeeze 400+ miles out a tank. Record breaking for me considering the last tank it barely did 250. S3 can be fairly economical when cruising in traffic. There was even 1 day I managed 40mpg. Main thing it was fast enough to get past some slow cars on the B roads.

A "G String" meter....lol
 

pburv

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Never never ever will l join 400 miles club from a tank of fuel....best l have gotten is around 300 on my 5 days a week commute....defo my car has told me av gotten over 40 mpg on my 26 mile commute home...but that journey is mostly all down hill so a lot of coasting in efficiency mode is done journey starts at around 320 ft above sea level.....a quarter of the journey rises to 870 ft......then the rest of the commute is all down hill to just above sea level.....then again who gives a ****
You driving a boat mate?....Never bothered me what mpg my car does to be honest. My car just reaches running temp by the time I arrive at work..heats up quicker if I have a heavy foot. haha 'kudos' to those who achieve 400 miles per tank though.:yes:
 

Joxh

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Travelled from Leeds to Chertsey and back. Averaged 42.9 mpg down and 46.5 mpg back home. This was with an accident on M1 where I had to take a detour which dropped my mpg from 48 mpg. Filled up this morning and had a range of 455 miles. This is in a pre facelift S3 saloon too! Surprisingly economical.
 

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