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Old Nov 9th, 2018, 21:13   #1
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Hi all. What are we all getting from our diesels mpg-wise? I've now burned through my first half tank in my '11 200PS big boy. I've worked it out to be giving me 28mpg average over that half tank. This is with a mix of flowing A-roads, a bit of town work and the occasional blat past a dawdle. My cruising speed is generally an indicated 75mph.

How does this sound? I'm relatively happy given that it's heavy with 235 section tyres.
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sounds about right. We get 32 indicated on the dash.
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I would never go with the dash... But the only car to tell the truth is our 07 xc90. 20/21 mpg on the dash and when I calculated it when I done a fill up it's pretty accurate. That's us mostly town driving and heavy footed . As an example my V70 returns on average 35mpg on the dash and when I calculated from a fill up it's around 28mpg with the same driving conditions
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Aye, I generally ignore the computers version of events - FAKE News

This time I just took it over a half tank coz I was curious and I've not had the car long. I'll start just working out from the occasional fuller tank. The range left indicator seemed fairly accurate.
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OK, ours is the 185BHP version (same engine different map) but we get (depending on who drives, she who must be obeyed or my leaden right foot) around town ..... 23-29MPG, and on a long run 32-37MPG ....all running on Shell V-Power diesel.

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On a long run, I'm kinda expecting mid-30s assuming cruise control and decent observation
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Get low thirties on my old 54 plate xc90, but calculations show it’s only mid twenties, all town driving, school runs.
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Hi all. What are we all getting from our diesels mpg-wise? I've now burned through my first half tank in my '11 200PS big boy. I've worked it out to be giving me 28mpg average over that half tank. This is with a mix of flowing A-roads, a bit of town work and the occasional blat past a dawdle. My cruising speed is generally an indicated 75mph.

How does this sound? I'm relatively happy given that it's heavy with 235 section tyres.
I calculate mine pump to pump and got 32.2 on last top up. I drive biased towards motorway so it’s ok but not great (not that I expected it to be).
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Mine sits at 9.06 L/100km (or 31.18 UK MPG) over the last 2 years with ~40K km driven.
This is based on my own records every fill-up, the car computer is a bit optimistic but not very far off.
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