Best MPG You've Had?

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Re: Best MPG You've Had?

Post by wdig » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:19 pm

Not seen much (if anything) from the V6 brigade - my best is about 37mpg on a motorway cruise @ 75 mph indicated (which I assume is really 70).
Interestingly, I get the impression that the "economy" is better at that sort of speed than with a gentle cross country at around 40-50 - suggests good aerodynamics.

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Re: Best MPG You've Had?

Post by Kaikoura » Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:07 pm

Today was my first decent trip since buying my 2016 R-Sport - 2.0L (200) petrol.

On the run to the British Motor Museum at Gaydon I mainly had a very boring cruise control trip on the M40. On the way back home I took the non-motorway route to Oxford and then did A34 and M4. The return trip was busier and more stop/start. I expected the first run to therefore be the more economical of the two.

I was wrong. Must be something to do with the average speed. Either that or it was downhill on the way back :lol:

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Re: Best MPG You've Had?

Post by bob_mcn » Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:28 pm

:lol: Richard, the better figure going home was because your going downhill. :lol:
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Re: Best MPG You've Had?

Post by Kaikoura » Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:37 pm

bob_mcn wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:28 pm
:lol: Richard, the better figure going home was because your going downhill. :lol:

I thought that Bob. It must have been really tough for you having to drive back oop north. Uphill all the way :lol:
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Re: Best MPG You've Had?

Post by bob_mcn » Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:38 pm

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See, my better MPG was going down as well, :lol:
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Re: Best MPG You've Had?

Post by Gojira » Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:51 pm

Those look about the figures I'd expect from the 300, Bob :D

I couldn't make it to Gaydon this morning, unfortunately, but I'm planning on a trip out into the country tonight to do some star-watching... :geek:
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Re: Best MPG You've Had?

Post by Indianajons » Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:12 pm

bob_mcn wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:38 pm


See, my better MPG was going down as well, :lol:
Definitely something in this.... Peak District to Hertford (darn sowf) 149 miles, average speed 54mph, 63 mpg.... Hertford to Peak District (oop norf) 149 miles, 55mph, 58.4 mpg
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Re: Best MPG You've Had?

Post by bob_mcn » Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:40 pm

HeeHee..... Have to hold my hand up to playing with a BMW 630, sitting on my rear number plate, on the way back on the A41, :evil: NO CONTEST. he backed off on the twisty bits. That 'might' account for the loss off a bit of MPG. ;) Who cares though, it was fun. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Best MPG You've Had?

Post by Kaikoura » Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:50 pm

bob_mcn wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:40 pm
HeeHee..... Have to hold my hand up to playing with a BMW 630, sitting on my rear number plate, on the way back on the A41, :evil: NO CONTEST. he backed off on the twisty bits. That 'might' account for the loss off a bit of MPG. ;) Who cares though, it was fun. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Hooligan :lol:
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Re: Best MPG You've Had?

Post by Gojira » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:01 pm

I have to say, the A41 there is good for that sort of thing... :)

It is impressive the number of folks that want to read your speedo from their driving seat on the straight bits, but drop back very rapidly on the fun bits :mrgreen:
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