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Old 02-16-2012, 11:55 PM
tony35 tony35 is offline
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Location: Budapest
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Mein Auto: M3, MCS
Originally Posted by Andrew*Debbie View Post
Both Octane and fuel consumption are measured differently in Europe! Even the size of a gallon is different.

10l/100km is 25.5 miles per US Gallon.
15l/100km is 15.7 miles per US Gallon.

The 2003 MINI Cooper S used an older less fuel efficient motor.

Our 2008 MINI Cooper used 6.58l/100km. That is 35.7 mpg-US. We always used regular grade fuel.
Regular grade is not a friend with heavy performance modifications.

Thanks for the help with the numbers!
Actually my bike (MV Agusta Brutale) is consuming 25.5 mpg as well, so who am I to complain?
These numbers are way higher than usual, especially than not supercharged (or turbocharged) versions, and I am using performance tuned electronics and parts.
From what I heard about fellow MINI fans, 10L or 25.5 mpg is a good number for even the 2007 on (turbocharged) MCS - not the standard Cooper. Please mind that we are not using the highway if possible, city traffic is a daily issue, and whenever we are able to hit some open, preferably twisty road, speed limits are not really considered. Ooops, I didn't say that!

Driving is for fun, if I want economy I can zip around on my Vespa!
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