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post #1 of 176 (permalink) Old 26-07-2012, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel Consumption

There have been quite alot of reviews/road test posted online but, not many gving actual MPG data.

Has anyone come across any information (not volvo data)?

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RE: Fuel Consumption

Yes! Also very interested in this, when I spoke to one of the guys at the Volvo dealer in Chiswick a couple of weeks ago, he said that his V60 has the same engine and is getting an average 48mpg.
Couple of things to note,
- he said his fuel economy was lower than average because of the regular city traffic
- As far as I can make out the V40 weighs about 300kg less than the V60

So I'm estimating 61-63mpg for my mix of 40%/60% city vs motorway driving which is about 80% of the 78.5mpg quoted.

Do you think that's reasonable?
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RE: Fuel Consumption

During the drive of the auto journalists in Verona they could not give a fuel consumption off course.
It was not a normal drive but through mountains and so on...

But did see a mention of 5.0/100(km) in some D2 test review.

Had to use a converter to get the UK number.. 5.0/100(km) -> 56.5 mpg

The LAST BUILD C30's D2 that got delivered last month are between the 55,3 mpg and the 53,3 mpg but they are not driven in yet off course.
So fuel consumption is looking good so far.

I believe the D2 in the V40 is even more efficient..
But we will have to see.
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Thats some good info Michel

I don't get much more than that from my Prius so will be pleased if the V40 returns upper 50 mpg

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RE: Fuel Consumption

First proper journey into London this morning in the V40 D2 trip computer says 59.8mpg... I know all trip computers lie a little but even so I can live with that.
I am going to brim the tank today and run it for a week to get a true read of mpg.
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RE: Fuel Consumption

I did an hour long test drive with the T4 and got average consumption of 13.3l/100km. I know it's very high but the test was mainly at very high speeds 200-220km and even at low speeds with very high RPM so I guess this is the top consumption someone can expect from this version of the car.
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First proper journey into London this morning in the V40 D2 trip computer says 59.8mpg... I know all trip computers lie a little but even so I can live with that.
I am going to brim the tank today and run it for a week to get a true read of mpg.
I've been getting about 48-52 mpg from my D2 - this involves mainly town (30 mpg) commutes.

Have you got the TFT display? For some bizzare reason, my instantaneous MPG reading never goes above 50.0 !

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Re: Fuel Consumption

I noticed this on the D2 I test drove. It has to be a bug.


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RE: Fuel Consumption

Was talking to a volvo delivery driver yesterday and he was quoting to expect circa 52 mpg.

It is good and whilst i would never expect to get the published mpg of 78 mpg it does seem
somewhat quite a large gap!!!
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RE: Fuel Consumption

Shouldn't the mpg be similar to the C30? I had the use of a courtesy car (C30) and it returned 62mpg on a 150 mile trip. It had a few thousand miles on the clock, so the engine must have loosened up a bit, and the drive was mostly motorways.
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