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Old August 19th, 2015, 17:56   #76
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I'll post images from my dashboard soon. If I run Premium Diesel (cetane rating of 47 or better) I get 53 - 56mpg. My best mpg so far is 56mpg. That's country winding roads @50mph.

My commute to work with premium diesel which is part 195/95 and back roads I get 47mpg.
If I'm in a bind and stuck filling with Mobil Diesel (cetane of @43) I get 42mpg.

This is spring/summer fuel.
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Old August 20th, 2015, 11:20   #77
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I've been able to coax 53-58mpg out of what ever is available (usually Murphy's). It definitely has gotten better the last few thousand miles.

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Old August 27th, 2015, 08:13   #78
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On our trip down to Florida, we averaged 46.9 miles to the gallon. There were bursts of speeds over 75 and some stop and go traffic due to construction. Not to mention the one hour it took us to go 4 miles on the Cross Bronx to get to the George Washington Bridge. On the way home, we stopped in Virginia and filled up with B15. We maintained speeds of between 60 and 65 due to construction. We then ran 325.2 miles and took 5.9 gallons at the last stop in New Jersey. The average for that tank of fuel is 55 mpg. I have a 2014 Beetle, 6 speed manual with a Malone Stage 2 Tune.
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Old August 27th, 2015, 08:36   #79
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Can you send me info for the Malone ?


I am really liking the TDI right now.
Road trips happen a lot more often.
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Old August 27th, 2015, 11:51   #80
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Can you send me info for the Malone ?


I am really liking the TDI right now.
Road trips happen a lot more often.
That's exactly why we got the diesel, parents are in their 80's so we commute back and forth a lot. At the current price of diesel it was $54.00 in fuel one way the and that was starting the trip with 3/4's of a tank.

http://malonetuning.com/

You can also contact Les at GDM
http://www.germandieselmotorwerks.com/

Several other vendors use Malone tuning so you can contact someone close to you or go to Malone directly.
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Old November 30th, 2015, 11:15   #81
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Default real world mpg 2014 beetle tdi premium edition

it all depends on road conditions, fuel. mileage of road trip, tire inflation ,etc.

My commute to work 18 miles each way.. 40% moderate traffic, 20% heavy traffic, 40% light traffic - 43mpg

My commute from work to home 18 miles each way 30% moderate traffic, 40% heavy traffic, 30% light traffic - 41mpg

Road Trip - 4th of July week.. with the mrs. 560 miles - Cape Cod, 4 days driving around.. etc. 56mpg

Road Trip Columbus Day weekend. 237 miles Bartlet NH 62mpg
driving around White Mountains 300 miles up and down mountains 54mpg
Ride back home by Lake Winnapasake (eat supper there) 61mpg


MPG/Performance is great.. hopefully VW doesen't screw it up.
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Old January 19th, 2016, 09:09   #82
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Sounds like the 6speed manual hard top is the way to go for mpg. but finding one is the hard part seems like
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Old January 20th, 2016, 11:36   #83
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6 speed manual was (is) special order only. I checked the order sheets and found this out.

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Old February 23rd, 2016, 10:39   #84
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So a little update on MPG as my commute has changed DRASTICALLY. Used to be 1:20 drive with most being interstate. Now is 20 minutes all in town on main roads. Used to be able to hit 54-58 mpg regularly. In the last 5 months of the new commute I've hit 50mpg maybe twice, but more often hit 38-41 mpg.

23O6 update was done a while before my commute changed. I have noticed more frequent regens, and car is jerky when its doing a regen.

Last weekend I hit 50.8 mpg going to work on Saturday when there was almost no traffic. The drive home was about 36 mpg with all the shoppers out clogging the roads. I've also noticed a much larger drop in MPG with cold temperatures (below 45F) than before.

And an update for 2016 - SE is DSG standard, optional manual, SEL is manual standard, optional DSG.

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Old February 26th, 2016, 06:10   #85
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The 2306 update noticeably hurt my wife's in town fuel mileage. I wish I had refused the update but I guess it doesn't matter anymore.
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Old February 26th, 2016, 15:25   #86
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The 2306 update noticeably hurt my wife's in town fuel mileage. I wish I had refused the update but I guess it doesn't matter anymore.
I think this is the big one. I didn't have any change in mileage when driving 60 some miles down the interstate every day. But change that to 10 miles of city traffic and the drop is drastic.

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Old April 27th, 2019, 09:26   #87
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2013 TDI Beetle Convertible with DSG tranny. Usually get 36-38mpg on average and that is going by the miles driven divided by gallons at the pump. I never trust the dash.

Doesn't matter to me though, I am very happy to own a TDI convertible! I had always dreamed about converting my own about 15 years ago before the became a thing. I was going to take an ALH TDI engine and swap in into a convertible Beetle back in the day, but alas, VW finally came to their senses and did it for me!
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Old September 16th, 2019, 16:24   #88
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Wow

Not much action on this forum.
Do you people still have these cars?
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Old September 17th, 2019, 14:18   #89
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I still do but not much traffic here. Seems the Beetle tdi's are near dead. I like mine but it doesn't get the greatest fuel economy. About 35 mpg according to my fuelly page.

http://www.fuelly.com/dashboard/

Probably wouldn't even be up that far if it wasn't for a few highway trips from Austin to
Wichita for funerals. 32 or 33 before those. Best has been 41, but most of that was at 80 mph or so.
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Old September 17th, 2019, 19:24   #90
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Still alive and kicking here...

Iím averaging nearly 42 mpg in a 2015 Beetle Convertible 6M doing a close to ideal 70 mile round trip freeway commute.

http://www.fuelly.com/car/volkswagen...rattler/785859


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