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Hi, newbie here. Had a look around but couldn't really find the answer. When the lease on my RX-8 comes to an end, I'm looking at leasing the A5, and want to compare total leasing and petrol costs. I find it easier to work out fuel costs by miles from a tank rather than MPG - sorry!

I was originally looking at the 2.7 TDI, but I've noticed that the 2.0 FSI has the same MPG listed in the brochure, so may as well consider the petrol engine especially as I didn't really want the multitronic.

Thanks for any help :)
 

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my 3l TDI is getting more than 525; it shows 525 on filling, but then for the first 20/30 miles it stays that high, so i guess 550.
 

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I've only managed 500 miles out of a tank on the 2.7TDI once!! Absolute worst I've had from a tank is 350 which was pretty much 100% town driving. 2.7 TDI seems to not hit the numbers promised whilst the 3.0TDI does looking at previous posts. The gearbox is super smooth but must leak some of the power or something technical!!!
 

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Well my 3.0TDI says apprx 425 miles after filling and I usually get to around 310 miles on the clock which leaves me approaching the red before I re-fill.

Funny thing is though that it doesnt seem to matter all that much whether I drive the car hard and fast or simply take a leisurely ride. Miles to a tank always stays between 400 and 450.
 

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fraser - I'd be VERY surprised if you're getting 550 miles to the tank??? How many miles have you done in your Car now? The computer may well say 525 when you fill up but in reality you're probably getting around the same as me I would think?

I'm getting around 430 on average but if I'm doing long journeys I'm seeing nearly 490 a tank. I've currently done 4.5k in my 3.0l TDI.

I'd be interested to see what everyone else out there is getting out of a Tank?
 

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Even with a slightly heavy right food, I’m getting no less than 400 and up to 450 from a tank. I reset the trip every time i fill up and use that as the guide not the onboard computer.

64 ltrs of Derv @ aprox £1.20 covering at most 450 miles = 31.96 mpg.
64 ltrs of derv @ aprox £1.20 covering at min 400 miles = 28.41 mpg.

http://www.torquecars.com/tools/uk-mpg-calculator.php

The onboard computer - which I find useless at calculating genuine mpg - shows about 26mpg with a range on fill up of 500 or so.

I haven’t done any great distance yet, I’ve only got 700 miles on the clock and only 100 of that is motorway driving, so still running in, tendency to be a little right footed that’s nearly spot on for the book urban driving. The road trip to the Lake District will be the real tell!
 

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Bl**dy hell... I must have a really heavy right foot! I usually get around 400 miles from a tank of diesel - but that is probably a mix of 30% in town, 40% country roads and 30% motorway (and probably at just a little over 70mph....!).

I have had 450 miles on a 80% motorway tank. But I've also had 350 or less when I haven't been out of the town much.
 

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Billy, I get typically about 42mpg at the moment, with 20,000 miles on the clock. After the first service the consumption average increased a little. I guess the predicted range is optimistic, however a cruder basis for the range is that i can usually do about 275 miles on half a tank, never less than 225. I will do a proper check soon and let you know. If i drive with a very determined attempt to get good mileage I can see 48 mpg.
 

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Does anyone else's fuel guage go down really quickly for the first half of the tank and then the second half lasts much longer??
 

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Billy, if i can get 40/42 miles per gallon and with tank that takes a little over 14 gallons that is 560 miles from brim to empty. I don't expect it makes any difference but I use Shell Vpower diesel; I know that some of the so called superior fuels claim a slightly better consumption. I suspect the engine is running with less friction now after the extra miles. I also note that the inside of the exhaust is absolutely (shiny:eek:) clean, which is a surprise.
 

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Does anyone else's fuel guage go down really quickly for the first half of the tank and then the second half lasts much longer??
Now that you mention it - yes! Strange, normally seems to happen the other way round....

Oh, and by way of contribution to this thread - 230 miles per tank average. Nuff said.....:rolleyes:
 

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At least one fuel stop then to the LakeDistrict Ess5ive

Two more chasing around the roads, and then one back, - not to put you off or anything!!!!! :eek:

Mind you if Russia was anythng to go by my Bar bill is going to be more than your fuel bill ;)
 

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Does anyone else's fuel guage go down really quickly for the first half of the tank and then the second half lasts much longer??
Mines the other way around ... I seem to be able to get over 300 miles before I get to the 1/2 full marker and then only get 200 miles from the remaining 1/2 tank.

I regularly get 80 - 100 miles without the gauge leaving "full".
 

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Same here, gauge sits on full for some time before going down then heads to empty at a rather alarming rate!! But hey! it's worth it, the 3.0tdi is a lovely engine! :cool: My average indicated tank range is 420 miles

On a side issue, I filled up the other day but when I got back in the car the gauge still reported empty, the low fuel alarm was on and the computer range reported 30 miles to empty. drove of the forecourt, pulled over, switched off engine, back on a all indicators went to full!!:confused: Sticking fuel sensor maybe? This is probably only the second time the fuel ding dong alarm has come on as I usually fill up before that point. Maybe the sensor didn't like bottoming out!! One to watch me thinks.
 

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My 3.0 TDI is getting even better as the mileage piles on (now at 10k). The weekly trip to the Lakes returns an indicated 50-52 mpg, even with a play on the Crook Road. Have to say I set the cruise for 56 and chill the 50 miles of the M6. Have seen 595 (indicated miles left + miles done) and 585 is common.

Agree with all who say the DIS is inaccurate. Mine is 5% optimistic when measured against fuel actually put in.
 

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On a side issue, I filled up the other day but when I got back in the car the gauge still reported empty, the low fuel alarm was on and the computer range reported 30 miles to empty. drove of the forecourt, pulled over, switched off engine, back on a all indicators went to full!!:confused: Sticking fuel sensor maybe? This is probably only the second time the fuel ding dong alarm has come on as I usually fill up before that point. Maybe the sensor didn't like bottoming out!! One to watch me thinks.
Hey Spike

I've had the same issue (on a 1.8TFSI) as have others. Only one occurence for me and the car just sorted itself after a short amount of driving. Some have reported the car actually stopping ... not sure if it's the same issue.

There are threads out there which provide more detail but I'm buggered if I'm looking them up after a couple of beers on a Sunday evening :)

Tuff
 

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3.0TDI - 890KMS on one tank.
 

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550 miles seems very high?? Alejandro - How many miles has your car done currently and do your journeys consist mostly of long drives?

I'm on 4500 miles and my journeys range from short town stuff to long motorway drives, these combined I'm seeing around 450 miles to a tank on average I would say? I'm starting to think there might be something wrong with my Car if I'm 100 miles short off what other people are achieving?? :confused:
 
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