Hey, I'm representing the city MPG people, proving that a TDI is not strictly a highway car. Averaging 29.9 mpg with an average speed of 11 mph is better than lots of hybrids, I bet.oil hammers going to drive over to you're place and remove your TDI, you're not worthy!
Wow, I'm getting 5l/100k on my Yamaha FJR 1300. Maybe the flywheel is 200 lbs so that when you lift your foot, it can maintain speed for two miles.Should have added that 5.05 l/100km equals 46.58 MPG US or 55.94 MPG CDN. This seems about standard for what others are reporting - but very agreeable nevertheless.
i dont even get that on my 6MT Golf 2011...but I drive it pretty much with "spirit" !Wow, I'm getting 5l/100k on my Yamaha FJR 1300. Maybe the flywheel is 200 lbs so that when you lift your foot, it can maintain speed for two miles.
I have a 2011 Golf TDI, and it gets comparable mileage. It is a pleasant surprise that a far larger (but not that much heavier IIRC) car does as well.
you think doing 1600-1700rpms at 70mph would be better for the engine? I'm guessing VW picked the gearing to match a 65-70mph speed with optimum boost, EGR, and DPF emissions stuffs. If you go any much lower in engine speed I'd say they'd each take a hit in efficiencyReal world 45 miles per US gallon highway driving, under non hypermiling but flow with the traffic speed is VERY good for such a large car running on 235 shoes. VW definitely has a winner in the Passat TDI. I'd like to see VW throws in a 7th gear on all their manual TDI, it is badly needed.