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Post by Smartbear » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 12:18

Just been away in the z3 for a few days in Suffolk, very nice cruising round the countryside with the roof down a fair bit :)
Filled up on our way back to Chelmsford with 344 miles on the trip & 43.46 litres to brim it again, I make that 36.3mpg.
Pleasantly surprised at that-anybody with a 2.2 got much better?

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Re: Tank range

Post by Ragtop » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 12:35

I got 35mpg measuring the way you did on a recent holiday to Rutland. Did your fuel light come on when you filled up at 344 miles?
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Re: Tank range

Post by Rafolian » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 13:43

My 2.2 Renault master does 37 mpg!!!

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Re: Tank range

Post by TR4man » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 14:46

Pleeeeaaaase not another MPG topic

Smartbear you should not be driving a sportscar as if you were auditioning for the remake of "Driving Miss Daisy" :)

Anyone who gets more than 30 MPG should be ashamed of themselves and should immediately trade their Zed in for a nice sensible hybrid Hyundai or some other piece of far Eastern motoring blancmange

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Re: Tank range

Post by gookah » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 14:59

I average 19mpg..... :D
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Re: Tank range

Post by TR4man » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 15:14

Gookah - if you and I were to ever meet, I reckon we'd get on fine and dandy :)

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Re: Tank range

Post by Mugs » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 16:26

TR4man wrote:Pleeeeaaaase not another MPG topic

Smartbear you should not be driving a sportscar as if you were auditioning for the remake of "Driving Miss Daisy" :)

Anyone who gets more than 30 MPG should be ashamed of themselves and should immediately trade their Zed in for a nice sensible hybrid Hyundai or some other piece of far Eastern motoring blancmange
i don't feel so bad at getting 25-28mpg from my 1.9 now :D

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Re: Tank range

Post by lightning » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 17:34

If l drove my Ferrari carefully l could squeeze 18 mpg out of it.

Normal driving gave about 14.

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Re: Tank range

Post by Southernboy » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 17:43

Johannesburg - Durban is 620km... I fill up 1/2 way and just make it to Dbn.... but then when one can do 220kph + on the motorway - illegally - it's worth the cost... :sunny
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Re: Tank range

Post by Smartbear » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 18:04

Ragtop wrote:I got 35mpg measuring the way you did on a recent holiday to Rutland. Did your fuel light come on when you filled up at 344 miles?
Hi, yes the light had just come on a mile or so before I found a garage :drive

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Re: Tank range

Post by Smartbear » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 18:08

TR4man wrote:Pleeeeaaaase not another MPG topic

Smartbear you should not be driving a sportscar as if you were auditioning for the remake of "Driving Miss Daisy" :)

Anyone who gets more than 30 MPG should be ashamed of themselves and should immediately trade their Zed in for a nice sensible hybrid Hyundai or some other piece of far Eastern motoring blancmange
Not sure how to reply to this? I was driving up to the legal limits (& beyond sometimes) I don't agree that outright speed is always a mark of a satisfying drive-I find it more of a test of skill by driving smoothly & anticipating events ahead.
If you can do this well your mpg will rise & the risk to your license will go down :wink:
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Re: Tank range

Post by maurice the martian » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 19:16

TR4man wrote:Pleeeeaaaase not another MPG topic

Smartbear you should not be driving a sportscar as if you were auditioning for the remake of "Driving Miss Daisy" :)

Anyone who gets more than 30 MPG should be ashamed of themselves and should immediately trade their Zed in for a nice sensible hybrid Hyundai or some other piece of far Eastern motoring blancmange
Im ashamed ,Think I need t get rid of mine then, but it aint my fault it does 37.1 mpg at 75 -80 mph .3.0 auto.
Perhaps my right foot got lighter lol
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Re: Tank range

Post by Davejue1 » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 19:38

OMG! Look at all the dust on top of those dash pinnacles! :D
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Re: Tank range

Post by Smartbear » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 19:44

maurice the martian wrote:
TR4man wrote:Pleeeeaaaase not another MPG topic

Smartbear you should not be driving a sportscar as if you were auditioning for the remake of "Driving Miss Daisy" :)

Anyone who gets more than 30 MPG should be ashamed of themselves and should immediately trade their Zed in for a nice sensible hybrid Hyundai or some other piece of far Eastern motoring blancmange
Im ashamed ,Think I need t get rid of mine then, but it aint my fault it does 37.1 mpg at 75 -80 mph .3.0 auto.
Perhaps my right foot got lighter lol
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Re: Tank range

Post by Rafolian » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 19:53

What's a dash "pinnacle"?

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Re: Tank range

Post by maurice the martian » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 19:54

Luv it
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Re: Tank range

Post by gookah » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 20:59

TR4man wrote:Gookah - if you and I were to ever meet, I reckon we'd get on fine and dandy :)
I'll see you at a petrol station one day.... :D

I have had regular 16mpg's too, in fact my Z4M was positively frugal in comparison at a regular 21mpg

The consumption isn't helped by the fact I have a 2 mile journey to work and it never gets warm, plus it comprises a short length of dual carriageway and I can't help "stretching my legs" on occasions.


I have had 32mpg out of it once... miss Daisy was well pleased..
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Re: Tank range

Post by TR4man » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 21:12

Oh God :roll:

Who'll be the first to state that one brand of petrol gives them +2% MPG and saves them 6 pence on every tankful?

..and if that same person then says "help, my roof is leaking above the driver's door" :head:

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Re: Tank range

Post by maurice the martian » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 21:48

Davejue1 wrote:OMG! Look at all the dust on top of those dash pinnacles! :D
Thats wot happens when u drive wit roof down .
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Re: Tank range

Post by Althulas » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 22:42

I manage 150 on country roads mainly through 3rd to 4th gear fun to 275-300 on a moterway cruise in the ///M and average 200-250 on usual x3 commutes to work (150) and mini runs out in a average week.
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Re: Tank range

Post by akirk » Fri 26 Sep, 2014 00:02

lightning wrote:If l drove my Ferrari carefully l could squeeze 18 mpg out of it.

Normal driving gave about 14.
I have recorded 14 on the z3 :D
(and above 30 on a different occasion)

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Re: Tank range

Post by Davejue1 » Fri 26 Sep, 2014 12:15

TR4man wrote:Oh God :roll:

Who'll be the first to state that one brand of petrol gives them +2% MPG and saves them 6 pence on every tankful?

..and if that same person then says "help, my roof is leaking above the driver's door" :head:

I will! :D oh and my roofs leaking!! :lol:
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Re: Tank range

Post by maurice the martian » Fri 26 Sep, 2014 12:50

TR4man wrote:Oh God :roll:

Who'll be the first to state that one brand of petrol gives them +2% MPG and saves them 6 pence on every tankful?

..and if that same person then says "help, my roof is leaking above the driver's door" :head:
Not me.
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And I use Morrisons cheepo fuel.
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Re: Tank range

Post by sirius-c » Sat 27 Sep, 2014 16:20

18mpg from my 2.8 Image
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Re: Tank range

Post by Cooper01 » Mon 29 Sep, 2014 14:19

do not trust the on-board computer - you must brim the tank, take her for a run and note the distance, and brim it again a,d do the calculations!

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Re: Tank range

Post by TaffZee » Mon 29 Sep, 2014 15:05

Average 28mpg, most I ever had was 32mpg, least I have had is 20mpg.
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Re: Tank range

Post by gookah » Mon 29 Sep, 2014 19:00

after the 170 mile round trip to Santa Pod, I am a little embarrassed to post this


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probably about 37mpg in the real world :head:
sorry TR4man, I have let myself, and you, down. :oops:
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Re: Tank range

Post by bertiejaffa » Mon 29 Sep, 2014 20:51

2.0l over the last couple of weeks @80-90 mph - 32 mpg
....today at 90-105mph from Southampton to Manchester - 23 mpg
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Re: Tank range

Post by gookah » Mon 29 Sep, 2014 20:54

bertiejaffa wrote:2.0l over the last couple of weeks @80-90 mph - 32 mpg
....today at 90-105mph from Southampton to Manchester - 23 mpg

well thats what you imagine it would be if you actually went over 70mph, but of course that would not be legal... :D
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Re: Tank range

Post by TR4man » Mon 29 Sep, 2014 21:19

gookah wrote:after the 170 mile round trip to Santa Pod, I am a little embarrassed to post this


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probably about 37mpg in the real world :head:
sorry TR4man, I have let myself, and you, down. :oops:
Shame on you Mr Gookah you have succumbed.

You'll be hugging trees and building a wind farm in your back garden next. You seem to be turning into the sort of chap who'd be stressing over his carbon footprint.

Erm...

Forgive me for asking but whilst I have your attention, does your roof leak?

Y'know, above the driver's door?

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Post by gookah » Mon 29 Sep, 2014 21:49

TR4man wrote:
Forgive me for asking but whilst I have your attention, does your roof leak?

Y'know, above the driver's door?

Of course it does, and I saved 6p on my tankful incidentally.

I know I have sinned, but in my defence the tankful previous was actually 15.49 mpg..
I don't know what went so terribly wrong. Maybe the fact my wife was in her Z3 behind me for the whole journey

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Re: Tank range

Post by pingu » Mon 29 Sep, 2014 22:13

It's the price you pay for the fuel you use to get from A to B that counts.

Paying less for the same brand = :D .

Getting the fuel enroute rather than making a detour = :D

but, the real top tip is...

Doing less miles can be :D :D :D :D .

Knocking 10% distance off a journey means you can have 10% worse fuel consumption and have more fun for the same money :drive :thumb:

Andover to Nottingham was 150 miles by motorway / dual carriageway, or 130 by shortest route. Both routes cost the same, but one was A LOT more fun.
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Re: Tank range

Post by bertiejaffa » Mon 29 Sep, 2014 22:54

gookah wrote:
bertiejaffa wrote:2.0l over the last couple of weeks @80-90 mph - 32 mpg
....today at 90-105mph from Southampton to Manchester - 23 mpg

well thats what you imagine it would be if you actually went over 70mph, but of course that would not be legal... :D
Of course Pete... These are my rough estimates using Pythagoras - ahem
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Re: Tank range

Post by Cooper01 » Tue 30 Sep, 2014 10:26

You may find this helpful. This is real stats not the trip computer.

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Re: Tank range

Post by TR4man » Tue 30 Sep, 2014 12:12

Cooper01

Would I be correct in assuming that there is not much to do in your part of Australia?

Regards :wink:

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Re: Tank range

Post by Cooper01 » Tue 30 Sep, 2014 12:44

You are correct as everything here is almost perfect. Every day is perfect just some days are more perfect than others.
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Re: Tank range

Post by BonBon » Tue 30 Sep, 2014 19:15

Cooper I get the same consistent numbers on my 1.9L auto.
Perhaps the miles in the UK are really kilometers - the consumptions some quote here are hardly believable... :puzzle:
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Re: Tank range

Post by gookah » Tue 30 Sep, 2014 19:28

gookah wrote: Image

I did a couple of journeys to work and the display dropped to 40.2mpg.
On brimming the tank I had actually achieved 30.14mpg.
I never go by the display anyway, as my normal 19 is indicated as 24..
but its the first time I have seen it read that high after a long run.... :D
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Re: Tank range

Post by Davejue1 » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 18:51

Rafolian wrote:What's a dash "pinnacle"?
The plastic surrounds that encase the speedo and tachometer.
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Re: Tank range

Post by mnbrennan » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 19:38

Davejue1 wrote:
Rafolian wrote:What's a dash "pinnacle"?
The plastic surrounds that encase the speedo and tachometer.
Binnacle...
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Re: Tank range

Post by Davejue1 » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 19:49

Close enough :D
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Re: Tank range

Post by Smartbear » Sun 05 Oct, 2014 12:26

gookah wrote:
gookah wrote: Image

I did a couple of journeys to work and the display dropped to 40.2mpg.
On brimming the tank I had actually achieved 30.14mpg.
I never go by the display anyway, as my normal 19 is indicated as 24..
but its the first time I have seen it read that high after a long run.... :D
hi gookah, i think its possible to recalibrate the trip computer if yours is out by that much :o
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