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Old Feb 20th, 2011, 07:12 PM
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BMW Engined Cooper D fuel consumption?

Just wondering what fuel consumption you are all getting with the new BMW engine in the Dooper.
My wife uses our car mainly. She does a 35 mile run each way to work most of it is fairly clear A roads with a few miles of urban traffic, normally she averages near to the claimed average fuel consumption on other cars we have had. She is not a particularly hard driver by any means.
On the Dooper it is nowhere near the claimed 74mpg average Mini claim.
The car currently only has a couple of thousand miles on so I guess the engine could still be a bit tight and it could improve a bit yet?
Current average for us 52mpg! I know this is not bad but it is nowhere near Mini's claim.
I'm interested what others with this engine are getting.
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Mine is 4 weeks (and 2 days ) old with 1100 miles on and over the last 3 tanks, I've averaged 47.0, 48.6 and 46.6mpg. However, I tend to have a heavy right foot, especially when the roads are clear, and most of my journeys are fast A and B roads so not much opportunity to capitalise on the stop/start technology.

Popping into the Countryman forum, it seems that the BMW engine loosens up nicely after around 5000 miles and the economy starts to increase after that. Whether it does - ask me in 4 months time

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MINI just quote a factual report from the same independent testing bureau that everyone else uses because that's the only fair way to compare cars.

Your wife should get better numbers in warmer weather - when the stop/start is operating - and, as you implied, when the engine loosens.

(I got rather better mpg from my Clubman D, even though it had the older engine and is a heavier car - running exclusively on BP Ultimate,)
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Car is 5 months on just under 5000 miles. When running the car in I thought the new BMW engined Dooper was more economical than the Peugeot engined one which i ran for 2 years and 25000 miles. However since the running in period the consumption has averaged around 50 - 52.6 mpg on the computer. The computer is unusually for a BMW pessimistic so the 52.6 mpg equates to a measured 56mpg. Even so none of these figures are anywhere near the 74 mpg.
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However, I tend to have a heavy right foot, especially when the roads are clear, and most of my journeys are fast A and B roads so not much opportunity to capitalise on the stop/start technology.

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The stop/start technology only comes into it's own when you are in urban traffic and believe me the Dooper consumption drops quite badly in urban traffic. Stop /start technology is mostly about reducing pollution and Co2 emissions rather than reducing consumption.
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Had mine since Sept 2010. Its done 8500 miles now and I get 51-53 MPG on average.

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50 - 55 is about what I get. I've Winter tyres on at present which probably costs a little and I've a feeling that everything improves a little in Summer. I could get it up to 70mpg by trying very hard and driving it like an old 2cv but except as an academic exercise there's really no point. In the real world, a car which will do 120mph and 50mpg is pretty good.
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Interesting

It is very interesting to note that we all seem to be getting pretty similar fuel consumption. We have to ask though where on earth did BMW?Mini get their officially quoted fuel consumption figures from? As I previously said we have always with other cars we have had, got near to the published fuel consumption figures. We used to get 52-53mpg from a Mk4 TDI Golf with a 1.9 ltr 150bhp engine, bigger engine, heavier car older technology. To me this makes 52mpg from the Mini seem not that great nowadays. Don't get me wrong we love the car it is though very disappointing to get fuel consumption of 22mpg worse than the quoted average. If we had realised that 52mpg was going to be our average we may have even chosen something else based on this.
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We have to ask though where on earth did BMW?Mini get their officially quoted fuel consumption figures from?

VCAcarfueldata.org.uk - Home Page
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Had my Clubman D since October and over 3900 miles I've averaged 45.2, and I've been trying to drive it like a vicar! My old 2008 PSA engined Clubman D averaged 53.3 over 38500. I'm hoping the engine will loosen up as mentioned after 5000.
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Had my cooper D since last September, only done approx 1500 miles, can only get 52mpg as best average so far despite very careful driving style.
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Had my cooper D since last September, only done approx 1500 miles, can only get 52mpg as best average so far despite very careful driving style.

That's good for the running-in period during cold weather.
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50 - 55 is about what I get. I've Winter tyres on at present which probably costs a little and I've a feeling that everything improves a little in Summer. I could get it up to 70mpg by trying very hard and driving it like an old 2cv but except as an academic exercise there's really no point. In the real world, a car which will do 120mph and 50mpg is pretty good.

My MPG improves on winter tyres, mine are 16 inch, summers are 17, plus I drive faster in summer which doesn't help.
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3 weeks old, 1200miles, 52 mpg, even on long journeys.

There's a long way to go to get to 74.3mpg :0(
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that sounds about right to be honest

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