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I'm getting around the 46mpg mark (UK) here at the mo. Have noticed that cold starts severely impede this value. Running on 16 inch winter tyres at the mo.

I'm not thrashing the car at all, though have noticed that if I stick to the gear change suggestions for timing in green mode the car feels too laboured, especially when cold.

It takes about 20mins for the car to warm up. unfortunately for me i get a double whammy as my school run in the morning to school takes about this time and it's slightly more uphill. By the time the car warms up and I'm heading back home it's largely downhill.

The best I have ever managed so far, on A roads and dual carriage ways 50 mins each way in little or no traffic has been around the 59mpg mark. I've never, ever seen 60mpg or above even on green mode.

I'm doing a big journey (360miles, mainly motorway, DC and A roads) in a couple of weeks so will report then.
 

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Can I ask how many miles to a tank you get and how many miles left you fill up at?

Factory figures are quoted at 680 but id like to know how close people actually come to this figure?
 

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Can I ask how many miles to a tank you get and how many miles left you fill up as?

Factory figures are quoted at 680 but id like to know how close people actually come to this figure?
This isn't going to be accurate, but whenever I fill up (and I always fill to full) the readout on the dash is about 460miles. So not at all close to those official figures!
 

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I've had my F56 MCSD for six months and monitored the consumption every time I fill up, both by brimming and use of the trip which I have found to be only 1 or 2 mpg out. As with other posts,distance travelled,outside temperature, style of driving all contribute to the figures obtained. From a cold start, and the car being outside over night in - 0 deg, then only travelled 6 miles to work, I still managed low 40s mpg. At best on a 1 hour run from Kendal to Manchester M6, 70mph cruise, 59 mpg. In between these type of runs I am getting late 40s-low 50s mpg which includes the occasional spirited drive. Interestingly when I had a test drive of the MCS (also spiritedly driven) the trip showed 30mpg. I think most drivers know the official mpg figures are unrealistic but I am more than happy with the mpg the car achieves given the performance, and now that I have 3k on the clock the car is starting to loosen up nicely.
 

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Well, in some ways I'm glad I got the SD despite the difference in official figures vs. the reality. In my situation if I'd gone for the S I'd have been filling up every 5 days rather than twice every three weeks!
 

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Well, in some ways I'm glad I got the SD despite the difference in official figures vs. the reality. In my situation if I'd gone for the S I'd have been filling up every 5 days rather than twice every three weeks!
Im the same sunil,fun and frugal with the SD. Not near what is written regarding official mpg,but new and still running in and still better mpg than the petrol Ps i top up every monday regardless
 

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so anyone doing more than 460 off a tank?

Sunster do you fill up when its almost empty or when it has 50 miles etc left on?
 

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so anyone doing more than 460 off a tank?

Sunster do you fill up when its almost empty or when it has 50 miles etc left on?
I tend to fill when it's at the 50mile mark - however, the value I gave you is from the dashboard (pressing the button on the left stem on the steering wheel) - this value does of course change as you drive (and will change further if your driving style changes) but after 1500 miles doing the usual routine driving I do this is pretty constant. Probably not very accurate mind you but gives a reasonable ball-park.
 

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Im the same sunil,fun and frugal with the SD. Not near what is written regarding official mpg,but new and still running in and still better mpg than the petrol Ps i top up every monday regardless
I think yours and my definition of frugal are slightly different Dave, but I get what you mean. ;)
 

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I think yours and my definition of frugal are slightly different Dave, but I get what you mean. ;)
long as its costing me no more than £20 per week to run,then i say its frugal ;-)

The big test for me is when i have my annual run from here up to broadford on skye in july. I can fill up and get there and still have a bit of juice to run around. if i can get up to broadford on a tank i will be happy. roll on july for that test
 

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So who else has the sports auto? I've got it and is supposed to be more efficient along with being quicker ;)
 

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Blimey I thought the diesel would be better. Quick I know but.my petrol Cooper is averaging 44 mixed driving and entertaining with naughty blasts ie 5000+ rpm to hear that fab warble and if I drive with care and saintly I'm getting 49. Uk mpg. That's not from the computerit is. 1 or 2 mpg more.optimistic. That's calculated fill to fill.
 

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Blimey I thought the diesel would be better. Quick I know but.my petrol Cooper is averaging 44 mixed driving and entertaining with naughty blasts ie 5000+ rpm to hear that fab warble and if I drive with care and saintly I'm getting 49. Uk mpg. That's not from the computerit is. 1 or 2 mpg more.optimistic. That's calculated fill to fill.
Not even 500 miles on her yet jeremey, i will start getting worried a few thousand miles in....plus that pic was local driving to next town
 
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