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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old May 22nd, 2015, 22:22   #976
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I just got a 962mile tank, without any tricks like topping up. The wind was at my back however, heh. It worked out to 57.9 mpg, with 30 miles left on MFI. BTW the MFI said I was getting 60.3 mpg for most of that trip.

I have decided not to work so hard to get these high mpgs though. It's just uncomfortable going that much slower than the rest of traffic (e.g. 65 in a 75 zone). I don't like tractor-trailer rigs on my tail...

A couple other notes, these mileages are usually done going over the Rockies (I-90). Going down the Columbia Gorge into the wind really hurts. I gave this car a hard break-in when I first got it. Once or twice a day of travel, it gets run up through the gears. And it takes a long time for that oil to warm up, so it's not a car for short commutes.
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Old May 26th, 2015, 06:50   #977
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I just got a 962mile tank, without any tricks like topping up. The wind was at my back however, heh. It worked out to 57.9 mpg, with 30 miles left on MFI. BTW the MFI said I was getting 60.3 mpg for most of that trip.

I have decided not to work so hard to get these high mpgs though. It's just uncomfortable going that much slower than the rest of traffic (e.g. 65 in a 75 zone). I don't like tractor-trailer rigs on my tail...

A couple other notes, these mileages are usually done going over the Rockies (I-90). Going down the Columbia Gorge into the wind really hurts. I gave this car a hard break-in when I first got it. Once or twice a day of travel, it gets run up through the gears. And it takes a long time for that oil to warm up, so it's not a car for short commutes.
Great numbers, should have went the extra miles for the 1K club!
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Old Yesterday, 10:38   #978
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Just took a trip to Bayfield Wisconsin about 350 miles one way from Cedarburg WI. The 2015 Passat got 56.7 going up and 55.8 coming back, 62mph in the 55mph zone and 68mph in the 65mph zone. Our friends up there just bought a new Prius V. We drove around for a day on the country roads in the Prius. Man that little gas motor was screaming going up the hills, although there was no tach it sounded like about 4000rpms. His average for the day was 46.2mpg.
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On a further note, the mileage has gotten better now that the blended diesel is gone. We are averaging about 54mpg now. We will take the Passat to British Columbia, the central Kootenay, and northern Vancouver Island in June. The estimated fuel cost for the trip $420 (7000 miles 50mpg @$3/gallon). Cheap, eh?
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