Well I've got just over 2400 on mine and 2 weeks ago I filled up with BP's 99 ron....and I'm still not ready to fill it up. Going on 95 ron I was just over a week to 9 days! So there might be something in the 99 ron! I've done the same journeys as before!
I Drive for a living, fuel economy is the new "it word", for reaching the impossible government CO2 targets for industry, so I know a fair bit about how to drive the most economical way whilst making progress. The SD will be better than the cooper D on fuel, or I'll eat my hat. More torque, less throttle, faster progress, I'm expecting HIGH 40's/low 50's from my ALL4 SD. (got 72mpg from a BMW 320 coupe on a 420 mile trip once and that was driving at between 55 -70 mph and was keeping up with the flow of the traffic, the coupe is very good on aero, unlike the Countryman).
SD should = fun and economy if you understand how to drive properly, you don't have to drive slowly at a pedestrian pace, good observation and get off the throttle when you don't need it, don't brake when all you need is to lift off early, check your tyre pressures are correct and check every week. I bet I could get most of you up by atleast 5mpg if I spent an hour with you ). At first you'll find it quite difficult to concentrate on you driving (most people don't really think that much about their driving, just do it like a robot, on autopilot) it takes alot of skill and concentration to drive for hour after hour driving properly.
It is very difficult to get what the factories specify the car is capable of, unrealistic for most, but not impossible. The fuel test is done on a rolling road, no wind resistance, for a very short distance in a manner that is completely devoid of reality. The only useful info it provides is, that every car is tested the same way, so good for comparison. Also, remember it will get better as the engine, gearbox and drivetrain bed in. The most important factor in fuel consumption is, the Driver. You should realise an average, of the Urban figure, except on decent length runs when it should be alot higher. Please don't take this as an insult, I don't mean to offend anyone, hope you all have fun in your new cars, life is all about having fun and learning something new every day ) .
P.S. I don't work for , or in the motor trade.
P.P.S. my CM is on its way
I have had my cooper countryman 1.6 petrol on 17 inch alloys and covered 1450 miles 90% town driving ave. Has been 31 although on a run mpg is 47. I think the mpg will get better as my wife has a cooper convertible and she does 100% town driving and over the last 14 months has averaged 36.3 mpg, I know the countryman is heavier so I think around town mpg will probably get to 34-35.
I've done just shy of 8k since I got mine in October. All 4 S Auto. Average is about 29-30 with trundles to work. Include some motorway and its goes ot about 32-33 - best I have had motorway only is about 38 - woefully short of the claimed 47. Generally about 275 to a tank. Think they got the washer and petrol tanks mixed up as that lasts forever! But, I didn't buy it for economy I guess...
Please be reminded that the volume of a US gallon is less than the volume of an Imperial gallon. This means that comparing US Countyman fuel economy with figures posted by folks from countries that use Imperial gallons (e.g.; UK) necessitates a conversion step. THIS site has a quick and easy converter (US-MPG <> I-MPG).
Just a little update on the MPG on my SD ALL4, its now got just over 1400 miles on the clock, I've just got back from a 407 mile return trip from Oxfordshire to North Devon. About half the journey was on A and B roads and the rest was on motorway, sticking to the posted speed limits, with the occasional brisk overtake and blast up to 75-80 on motorway.
The car was loaded up with lots of kit and 2 people. Brimmed the tank before leaving and filled up at the same pump/garage on return. I zeroed the computer before leaving and the computer showed 51.9 mpg for the journey, my fill up mpg was 50.88. So the cars computer is pretty accurate. I'm pretty happy with that and can see this going up atleast another 4-5 mpg with a few more miles on the car. For a car capable of 4 wheel drive and an aerodynamic profile of a brick with rounded edges, that's pretty good.
Mine has done over 17,000 miles and i get 44mpg no matter how i drive. I can drive 200 miles on the motorway at 75 and still achieve 44mpg or drive around time and still get the same. I'm a little shocked by this and worried something may be wrong
I know the book states 60ish and i'm not going to achieve that but my other car is an octavia with the 2L 140bhp diesel and i can easily get 58mpg on that. Seems strange that that figure is more than the combined cycle quoted in the book for the skoda but the mini is far lower.
I'm extremely disappointed with the mpg on our Countryman Cooper D. It started at 48 mpg, but got progressively worse rather than better as we put miles on the clock. Eventually took it to the dealer when it was down to near 40mpg. They said there was a problem with the diesel particulate setting but their fix this made no difference whatsoever. Took it back, they had it for three days, and said they eventually found an issue with the exhaust back pressure sensor, which they replaced. A few weeks later and it's still only managing 44mpg with nearly 15,000 miles on the clock. This is ridiculous - I don't expect to get the brochure mpg (64 mpg combined) but there ought to be some comeback against Mini for such a huge difference from reality. It's effectively costing me around £500 a year in extra fuel.
Urban 30.4 mpg (I guess that's not far off really)
Extra-urban 47.1 mpg (I've not even been near this figure, though admittedly my Countryman has only done 7,000 miles so far so maybe the engine needs to run-in)
Combined 39.2 mpg (I seem to hover around 27 mpg)
Same here on the Cooper D. Very poor performance on MPG. Did 45 MPG on a 200 mile journey the other day at 70 miles on cruise control with aircon off etc. sounds like I need to take it back to the dealer.
I also don't expect the claims of the brochure, but I did buy this car for it low consumption.
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