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Not long till I get my new MCS and I am interested to know what MPG people are getting out of their cars in green mode and if it is near to the official figures. It is not going to be my day to day driver but I am still interested. the official figures seen a little optimistic what are you all getting?
 

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havent run it in green mode often enough to gauge it. the only time i used it was on a 200 miles motorway run where the mpg was exactly the same as in mid mode as it was just sat in cruise control mode so you wouldn't expect it to be any different
 

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Myopic?

Not long till I get my new MCS and I am interested to know what MPG people are getting out of their cars in green mode and if it is near to the official figures. It is not going to be my day to day driver but I am still interested. the official figures seen a little optimistic what are you all getting?
A 'LITTLE' optimistic???? Did you mean 'myopic'?

25.6MPG , almost exclusively on 'green' mode. Mixed driving, local and freeway, over 4 months.

I had a Ford Escort XR3, 20 years ago, that got 44 MPG. Aaah! progress!

I didn't buy it for the MPG.:laugh:
 
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....and who buys a MCS to run it on GREEN MODE??? Should have bought a hybrid!!
Donna, I'll buy what I please, plus I'll drive it any way I like. Keep your long nose out of other people's cars.

If I drove it in 'Sport' mode, would I get 15 MPG?

When you get to be 82, you'll understand. If you reach there.
 
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....and who buys a MCS to run it on GREEN MODE??? Should have bought a hybrid!!

Not me I have a ST3 that does 28mpg at the moment

I didn't buy it for the MPG.:laugh:


Nor me, I was interested to see if any one was getting close to the official figures(they looked impressive). I thought they were to good to be true and it turns out they are.:)
 

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Donna, I'll buy what I please, plus I'll drive it any way I like. Keep your long nose out of other people's cars.

If I drove it in 'Sport' mode, would I get 15 MPG?

When you get to be 82, you'll understand. If you reach there.

BTW, you didn't respond to the original question.>:D
That is TOTALLY uncalled for and you need to get yourself a sense of humour pal. I answered the question by providing my fuelly results which I hope gives Balypu an ACCURATE account of what an MCS achieves.
 

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Hope I have not started a barney by starting this thread lets all be friends
 

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That is TOTALLY uncalled for and you need to get yourself a sense of humour pal. I answered the question by providing my fuelly results which I hope gives Balypu an ACCURATE account of what an MCS achieves.
You started it 'pal', have some respect.:laugh:
 

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I tend to run in green mode for my commutes to and from work. This is roughly made up of 15 miles on the motorway and 5 miles on A and B roads and I usually average somewhere between 42 and 48 mpg. I think the best I've see is 52mpg. In my old R50 Cooper I think I was getting 37 to 40 mpg for the same trips.
 

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I ran mine on a 125 mile (mostly motorway and A-road) drive yesterday evening. With very little traffic, on cruise control 98% of the time and mostly in green mode I managed 44mpg. If I'm careful the rest of the time I can get around 35-38mpg on my commute to and from work. I don't bother checking when I'm in Sport mode!
 

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MCS on performance runflats. Always in Sport mode. Surface street driving, stop lights, 45 MPH speed limit. Very little freeway. Lead foot.

Am averaging 30 MPG according to the onboard computer. Have not verified.
 

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You started it 'pal', have some respect.:laugh:
Chill, dude. I think Donna was just expressing astonishment at your unique MINI Motoring choices. Driving a spirited performance car exclusively in slug mode does seem... special.

But you've earned the right to do so. Motor on!
 

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Each to their own we are all different.Great fun forum had a bit of abuse myself for being too positive about the car and not sympathetic and it can appear far more hurtful in print. Let's keep it lighthearted and nice all.
 

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To add to what I mean the beauty of this forum is the many different approaches and attitudes people have. Let's all enjoy that I'd we can.
 

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Chill, dude. I think Donna was just expressing astonishment at your unique MINI Motoring choices. Driving a spirited performance car exclusively in slug mode does seem... special.

But you've earned the right to do so. Motor on!
I thought I'd drive for 4 months in 'Green mode' - then 4 months in the next mode - then finish up with 4 months in 'Sport mode', to see what real MPG is.

Logical???

I guess I should be relegated to a Prius or another cumquat of a car.:laugh:

''Chill, dude''! How with it is that?
 
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I think that the MCS fuel economy is good; you can extract 60mpg at 50-60mph on cruise control.


Don't forget that there is a difference between UK and US gallons. I'm quoting in UK gallons.


I'm constantly switching driving modes in my car. I don't tend to use mid-mode that much. I like green for quietness and the softer suspension ride (obviously VDC equipped), which can make it more compliant and therefore quicker on undulating surfaces around corners.


I like sport for the pops and bangs out of the exhaust, particularly at low speeds and handling is clearly much sharper on good surfaces.


I don't tend to notice that much difference in consumption between modes because I'm always at full throttle. :)
 
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