E43 (maybe c43 too)

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  1. Tracky

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    Hi All

    I’ve had my E43 for about 2 months now and almost 3k miles

    Having come from an RS4(B8), I was expecting to see an improvement in my fuel bills but as of yet not much different.

    Just wondered what others were getting economy wise

    Ps appreciate that isn’t the point out of any AMG!!
     
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    Maybe your right foot is too heavy. :D
     
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    How come I can do this in Mrs Porsche sports car then!!??

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    It weighs 500Kg less......and 2 less driven wheels...?
     
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    The Porsche is 2WD and lighter but 42mpg is very good. What fuel consumption are you getting from the E43?
     
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    Indeed lighter and 2wd but my old RS4 was a 4.2 v8

    Thought downsizing was going to help although I get this is just for relevant govt stats not real world.

    20.2 in 2800 miles

    Obviously hopefully that will get better as miles go on of course but even using economy mode and seeing the gliding symbol a lot, I’ve not seen 30mpg yet !
     
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    Blimey, our 4.0 V8tt Audi returns that.

    The SL (pretty much same engine as your E returns the amount in the sig below). I think it will improve as it beds in but not by much.

    Also note I work from home so don't commute or do anything remotely efficient when it comes to driving my cars.
     
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    Exactly

    Can’t see your signature?

    If you can see my sig then you will see I have a run around car too so yes maybe drive this a little more enthusiastically than most when I do but I’ve just been disappointed on the longer runs where I have been trying !!

    Not a deal breaker
     
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    SL400 @ 9800 miles 27.3mpg average calculated on tanks to tank.
     
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    Hmm

    Ps how do I show sigs?
     
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    Click on your forum name at the top of the page, select preferences and the option is towards the bottom.
     
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    Says show but i can’t see them
     
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    3900 miles and 29mpg on the computer so far. E43.
     
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    Blimey.

    That is a big difference

    What type of use does yours get?
     
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    Might need to reach 25 mails first

     
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    Ok. I better get posting then!
     
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    Bloody hell, wish my Boxster could do that.......I just get mid 20's out of my 2.7.

    The C63 has done 25.9mpg over 14000 miles of mixed driving, maybe you should have gone for the V8 E63:)

    RR
     
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    I would have loved to but I was about £30k short on a like for like spec to the 43!
     
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    Our E43 gets a fair bit of motorway use and little city driving so it probably explains the reasonable mpg.
     
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    Fair enough but to average that you must be seeing well over 30 somewhere along the line.

    I’ve not see that ever!
     

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