Ross-Tech AssociateVendor , w/Business number
- Mar 18, 2001
- Lansdale, PA USA
- 2012 Passat TDI 6MT
My last 10 tanks are at 50.1 mpg US. Mileage since new is 48.9 and this is hand calculated, and on Fuelly. This is a DSG. This is with 11K+ miles on the clock. When it gets broke in I expect several more MPG. That is if this one acts similarly to my 05 B5.5 Passat.My friend's TDI SE DSG has hit a 52 mpg average twice now on trips that include stops and city driving.
That's awesome, I remember in the early days of these cars when I reported similar mpg's people on this forum wanted to throw me overboard, glad you are finding similar performance. I no longer own the Passat, but it has nothing to do with car, loved it.Recent road trip to Tuscaloosa to watch my Aggies play the stories Tide. Averaged 54mpg hand calculated from Houston to Tuscaloosa and back. Followed speed limits that ranged from 65-75
So many variables could go into it. Car is usually warmer at start up in the afternoon, unless of course you park it overnight in a heated garage. Then there are differences in elevation, wind, and traffic. It all adds up to potentially make one half of the commute better than the other.Second fill up averaged 46 mpg on 700 miles hand calculated. MFI showed 49.
I always notice that the MPG's are better on the commute home than the drive to work. Usually 3 to 5 mpg. Traffic is about the same each way. Anyone else notice this
Winter fuel, colder, less efficient engine temps, and some people don't keep after their tire pressures when the temps drop. Triple whammy.Our dash computer, Trip 1, reports 40 MPG overall this time of year. Mostly local driving and about 3 MPG lower than before Thanksgiving. Winter fuel I'm assuming.
Good numbers so far. I will be curious if your in gear coasting improves MPG's, it does in my Jetta.I have a little more than 4K miles of 60% highway,30% semi-rural, and 10% city driving on my SE / MT and I am averaging 43.2, hand calculated vs. 44.1 according to the MFI. I have just elected to coast in gear when possible, as opposed to coasting in nuetral as I had been. I expect to see improved MPG from this method as explained in the next paragraph.
I have read on here on TDIClub that coasting in gear causes the engine to stop pumping fuel into the cylinders under certain conditions. I believe this to be true as my MFI displays 200 MPG when coasting in nuetral above a certain - yet to be determined, by me - speed, however I notice my MFI displays --.- when coasting in gear at speed. I assume that this is because there is no fuel being burned, thus this essential variable is missing from the equation, hence the MFI can't calculate MPG and displays --.-. I believe that this is similar to when idling, and stopped. In the second example the MFI also displays --.- because there is no speedometer input which is essential to the real time MPG calculation.
So .. I think that the accumulated time of caosting in gear, as opposed to idling in gear should add up over time, and result in noticeably improved MPG.
I will advise of my reults soon.
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