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Picked up my Q5 and set off on a 1900 mile holiday to France the next day. Have to say very impressed with the economy. Generally i am getting over 40mpg, but I don't do much town driving. The best I?ve had so far is 45.5mpg on a 241mile trip back to the port in France, on our way home. Very much keeping to the speed limits and cruising at 70 - 75 mph with perhaps the odd overtake at 80 ish. I find the Q5 is a car you tend to drive a little slower and I don't have a problem with that at all and it makes a big improvement on the economy. I think there is about 5 - 6 mpg to be saved by cruising at 75 instead of 85 and you don't run the risk of points on your licence - I have 6 already.
 

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Talking about the 2.0D impressive fuel economy is always a good way to make me green with envy

Although saying that, I managed to average around 30MPG on a 300 mile mostly motorway trip last week doing between 70 and 80 which I didn't think was too bad for my 2l petrol.
Town driving is still dire averaging around 18-20 unless you are ultra careful and then it may pop up to 23-24


interesting view on the MPG difference between 75 and 85 though - quite a bit really.
 

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i feel you pain still Andy...mine is still pony, 30 if I am lucky on motorways and 20 round town, combo 25 (more than 30 mins drive)
 

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I suppose at least they appear to be all the same but it makes a real mockery of the 'official' figures...
I still dream of the day when I can get 500 miles to the tank instead of between 330 and 440

Even despite this I still love the car and especially the engine.
 

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My 2.0 TDI (Australian spec) has only 2000km on the odo. Highway trip of 800-odd km last weekend resulted in average 6.9l/100km, now what's that in good old mpg? whatever it is, it translates to 1000km+ per tank-full, (ie > 600miles)
OK, it's 41mpg. Got to be happy with that, and with 4 adults and weekend luggage...

cheers from downunder,

..Neil
 
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I am amazed at the over 40's fuel consumption... I have had my 2.0 TDI stronic for about 5 weeks done 2000 miles, the very best return ive had is 35 mpg (brim to brim), carefull driving mostly dual carriageway. I normally get around 32 - 33 mpg with mixed town/ Dual carriageway..
 

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After +- 3000 miles, my Q5's computer (never reset since delivery) shows exactly 27 mpg
this is for mainly suburban use, with 2/3 speedway runs a month (+- 90 miles at 80 mph)
I doubt if it will still go down, because even after a carefull 90 miles-run, my consumption is 32 mpg
I think the only way to get more mpg is
- to use the car for longer distances
- to stay at reasonnable speeds (max 70mph)
I can't either consider that the Q5 is not economical : in the same circumstances, my former A4 2,6 (gas)
did never exceed 20/21 mpg
 
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After +- 3000 miles, my Q5's computer (never reset since delivery) shows exactly 27 mpg
this is for mainly suburban use, with 2/3 speedway runs a month (+- 90 miles at 80 mph)
I doubt if it will still go down, because even after a carefull 90 miles-run, my consumption is 32 mpg
I think the only way to get more mpg is
- to use the car for longer distances
- to stay at reasonnable speeds (max 70mph)
I can't either consider that the Q5 is not economical : in the same circumstances, my former A4 2,6 (gas)
did never exceed 20/21 mpg
guyguyke,

Is yours 2.0 l petrol or diesel..?
 

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diesel...
it is my first diesel and I've been running in the car wthout trying to get the minimal consumption (not under 1800 rpm, not above 3000/3200 rpm and at a steady 2600 rpm on speedway for the first 1500 miles. I now use the car more freely, but not yet full charge (I'll wait +- 5000 miles). I think it was good, as I have until now absolutely no oil consumption.
It is possible that my higher figures are due to my former way of drinving (on gas), that is a bit higher on revs than needed in order to get the most favorable mpg's. I can't believe that very low revs are excellent for the longevity of the engine and transmission, and I feel that the engine is much happier round the 2000 rpm than at 1500. I never change gears as soon as recommended by the computer : it seems soooo low to me ! And if you gear up at 3500 rpm, you return exactly on the max. torque in the next gear; why should I go higher ? When I use the Q5 that way, I must recognize that it is much quicker (an more relaxed) that the A4 ! I do not regret my switch to diesel, even if my choice was determinated by the difficulty to re-sell a petrol car in Belgium
 

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today a new short journey (70 miles speedway / 12 miles suburban) : 29,4 mpg at 80 mph (speedway) / 35 mph elsewhere
(all the same some rushes up to 100 mph ...
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we've had our 2.0TDi (170) S-line manual now for 7 weeks and 2000 miles and we're showing 37.1mpg on the DIS - driving quickly cross country this morning 21mile it dropped down to 32.4 - will check the figures on my last fill v the DIS

Jonathan
 
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