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What miles per gallon are people achieving with their 3.0 TDI engines?
 

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If it is better than the 32.8mpg over 800 miles, that my 2.0 (170) diesel is delivering, I will be well p155ed off !!!
 

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I thought the 2.0 was supposed to do over 40mpg


Sorry......tbh I take manufacturers mpg figures with a pinch of salt.....so if I get 30 ish out of the 3.0 when I get it I shall be well pleased. My 3.6 Range Rover Sport averaged 22.....and 25 at a push if I drove like Miss Daisy. So anything more than that is great.
 

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Sorry to dissappoint but I have not reset the 2nd trip from when I had the car. 7000 miles later and the average mpg is 33.8. This is a variety of motorways and city driving, and also putting your foot down which in the 3.0 is just great. Considering I only got 24-25 out of my discovery this is brilliant.
 

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500 miles so far and the 2nd trip is showing 27.9 mpg which is not bad considering how short my journey is to work
 

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I'm trying to decide between the 2.0 S-tronic TDI and 3.0 TDI. Been curious about the difference in mpg...
 

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Sounds like it may be as little as 5mpg - my car useage and overall mileage "sounds" very similar to Robsters (short sub 10 mile trips on town and rural roads only)?
 

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Hi Everyone,

We've had our 3.0TDi for 7 months now and have covered 7500 miles approx.
Overall consumption is just over 27mpg so far.
However, Monday to Friday, my journeys are very short town driving and the engine never really gets up to temperature. It's probably worse this year since we were sub zero for about 3 months

Weekends are better and we do a fair bit of zipping about on motorway/country roads. If i'm gentle on the gas over a longer trip, I'm getting about 35mpg. I'm not often "gentle on the gas"
and the car is usually full... 4 adults & a big dog. All things considered...... I'm quite happy. Beats my overall 19mpg that i got from my Lexus RX.

Also, haven't had to fill any oil either. The gauge has hardly moved from new


Hope that helps.
Cheers,

Mike.
 

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In my deliberations I noticed that some 2.0 owners were looking to modify the ecu. Where as the 3.0 imho just doesn't need any tinkering. And the mpg difference really is quite small.

But for me if I want to overtake something I want the power.

I know which one I'd choose
 

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I know the one I chose and for good reason 2.0 tdi s tronic.

1. Cheaper to buy
2. Cheaper to run
3. Cheaper to tax
4. Higher residuals
5. Marginal performance difference.

It`s a no brainer !!
 

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I know the one I chose and for good reason 2.0 tdi s tronic.

1. Cheaper to buy
2. Cheaper to run
3. Cheaper to tax
4. Higher residuals
5. Marginal performance difference.

It`s a no brainer !!
Hi weatherald

Well I regularly get over 40 mpg on a run from my 3.0 tdi which I think is excellent. The best has been 43 mpg!

I presume from your point 5. you have not driven a 3.0 tdi because the performance difference is far from marginal which is one of the reasons I bought one. The acceleration is quite frankly breathtaking and the only real downside imho is the extra cost to buy it in the first place.
 

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2000 miles on clock Average is 30.0mpg 95% town driving short journeys. Longer run anything from 36-39mpg. Thats me running 20" alloys too.
 

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2000 miles on clock Average is 30.0mpg 95% town driving short journeys. Longer run anything from 36-39mpg. Thats me running 20" alloys too.
That's the 3.0TDI you're driving? I'm pretty surprised you're getting so much better mileage than others..
 

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Our 3.0 TDI returns 23.4mpg when used in town (no freeway driving and average speed less than 20km/h - we're talking city center driving).

Country runs will see it return 43mpg though that is when the last 10km or so are at 80km/h. At 110km/h it's more like 40mpg.

Performance of the 3.0 TDI is very very impressive (but doesn't quite compare with the 6.0lt V8 I had before the Q5
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We've only just ticked over the 5,000 km mark.
 

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18mpg average when taking it VERY easy, equal mix of motorways (75mph) & city driving
over 10k now so don't expect it to go any higher
I guess that's what you get when filling from the green pump
flirting with the limiter (scientific testing) will see single figures
maybe after a remap sometime next year economy will improve but I'm not holding my breath
audi claim 33.2mpg
I hope this will somehow put it into perspective for those bitching for that last tenth of high 30s/low 40s:p
Some of us jump for joy when the trip computer reads into the 20s and while that is drinking like a 6.0l v8 the soundtrack is of a 2.0l 4-cyl:oops:
 

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That's the 3.0TDI you're driving? I'm pretty surprised you're getting so much better mileage than others..
Yep its the 3.0TDI, I mostly take it easy and dont put the foot down often. 2K miles since new and Trip 2 is sitting at 30.0mpg from when i picked it up. As i said its mostly town driving and short runs 20miles max at a time.
 

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I have a 2.0 TDI DSG. I check my mileage every fill up and found the computer to be out by about 8% each time.

I average 34 mpg doesnt vary much depending on motorway (80mph) or town. Best i ever got with carefull motorway driving is 37mpg.

I always get over 500 miles between fill ups..

Im suprised to see the 3.0 tdi with such good fuel economy. Some show even better than the 2.0 litre (43 mpg by GAM) I think this may be a mistake !!

Are you accepting the computer reading or making your own calculations based on fill up to fill up...?

Thanks,

Mark
 

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I think Audi (and also BMW) need to be pulled up on their quoted fuel consumption figures - they are simply not telling the truth !!

I was annoyed to find my colleagues 3.0tdi GT5 BMW, gets away with a ?175 tax bill, the same as my 2.0tdi S-tronic - when in reality, he can only muster 30-31mpg out of the thing, rather than the 42mpg BMW quote.

Imagine my surprise to find that my car is still only showing 33.2mpg (over 950 miles), when again that is quoted as being 42mpg average ! Going from what Aaran has said above, 35mpg may well be the best the overall average is likely to show ?

They must run the cars around a perfectly flat track, behind a huge lorry to act as a wind break, when they obtain their quoted figures !!!!

I mainly went for the 2.0 over the 3.0 based on the fuel consumption and would really have preferred the extra oomph.

Oddly, I have found that driving the car in Sport mode gives a slightly better consumption than when in Drive and the car feels much more free flowing - perhaps Drive should be reserved for motorways only?
 

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They must run the cars around a perfectly flat track, behind a huge lorry to act as a wind break, when they obtain their quoted figures !!!!
I'm pretty sure the cars are not actually driven on the road but tested in a lab. I think they use a rolling road with a special set program that must be followed. The road load is probably based on things like speed, vehicle weight and drag coefficient.

It's a very controlled test to enable equivilance between all cars so you can compare between different makes and models.
 

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The 2.0Tdi engines are not the new common rail diesel technology. The 3.0Tdi is, so thats why there isnt to much of a difference between the MPGs.
 
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