MPG on your Countryman - Page 4 - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > Model Specific MINI Forums > MINI Countryman


MINI Countryman MINI Countryman 2010 - Present

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Countryman S D - on the way ! alinnes MINI Countryman 79 Apr 13th, 2011 09:10 AM
New Countryman skeetermini MINI Countryman 8 Jan 14th, 2011 01:20 AM
TLC Countryman Tommo781 MINI Countryman 4 Nov 14th, 2010 06:28 PM
countryman deep MINI Countryman 43 Nov 3rd, 2010 09:21 PM
Has Anyone Got Their Countryman Yet? Tommo781 MINI Countryman 3 Oct 4th, 2010 08:51 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #46 (permalink)  
Old Mar 25th, 2012, 10:34 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 7
Local Time: 10:18 AM
United Kingdom
Sorry to hear that. Anyone else feel they've been missold their Countryman on the basis of completely unrealistic fuel consumption claims?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #47 (permalink)  
Old Mar 26th, 2012, 10:11 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 25
Local Time: 09:18 AM
United Kingdom
Quote: Originally Posted by macrotech (original)
Sorry to hear that. Anyone else feel they've been missold their Countryman on the basis of completely unrealistic fuel consumption claims?

Yep 100%, I've even taken mine back to be told it was running OK and was nothing wrong with the figures - this was also backed up by BMW customer service. Well if there's nothing wrong why don't they at least come within 15% of the published figure that would be acceptable, but I'm / was (see other thread in Cooper D section) getting 38.9 mpg which is more like 30% out

I've also had the recall done which is the complete replacement of the fuel lines fitted to the underside of the car and guess what I'm now the proud owner of a dented Countryman, it's been repaired but it's not the point, it should not have been done in the first place - it's not a car park dent this is in the rear hatch next to the opener - I'm still trying to work out how they managed it.

Mines a Cooper D All4 just for reference - I do believe the transmission loses are a lot higher than they Mini realise, which is part of the problem.

Rob.
Reply With Quote
  #48 (permalink)  
Old Mar 26th, 2012, 12:46 PM
Chris Owen
Offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 23
Local Time: 10:18 AM
United Kingdom Male
Quote: Originally Posted by macrotech (original)
Sorry to hear that. Anyone else feel they've been missold their Countryman on the basis of completely unrealistic fuel consumption claims?

Yep - I've recently got a Cooper D ALL4 Manual and have not got anywhere near to the 57mpg combined figure quoted - at best I've managed to get 40mpg and that's by really trying to drive conservatively. I had a Landrover Freelander diesel before and used to get 33mpg, not bad I thought when the quoted combined mpg was around 36. Hey ho - the Mini is more fun to drive than the Freelander, so as the mpg is better I don't mind too much, but I'd be interested in how on earth anyone could get 57 out of it?!
Reply With Quote
  #49 (permalink)  
Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 09:02 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1
Local Time: 01:18 AM
United States
Hi all,
I have a 2011 Countryman 2W automatic and I'm getting about 17mpg combined (mostly city). I bought it brand new last June and reset the computer each time I fill the tank. I don't drive aggressively and in fact am consciously trying to get the best MPG possible.

I had a 2008 Clubman 2W Automatic prior to this and was getting about 4mpg less than sticker (I thought this was acceptable). My Countryman is getting about 10mpg less than sticker.

I spoke with Countryman All4 stick owner and he was getting 23mpg and admitted to driving aggressively. How is it that an All4 is getting much better MPG than I am?!

I've taken it to the dealer with concern over the poor mileage. They claim it is consistent with the averages. I'm not satisfied with their answer - which is why I'm reaching out to the community. I'm savvy enough to know about the typical MPG-killers: sport mode, air conditioning, sudden acceleration, hills, frequent start/stop, etc. My driving pattern and habits have not changed since driving my Clubman. Other than the poor mileage I love my Countryman.

Any thoughts?
Reply With Quote
  #50 (permalink)  
Old Apr 4th, 2012, 08:28 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 7
Local Time: 10:18 AM
United Kingdom
Quote: Originally Posted by paco53 (original)
Hi all,
ce driving my Clubman. Other than the poor mileage I love my Countryman.

Any thoughts?

As a group we make a claim to Mini that we have been missold our cars on the basis of misleading fuel consumption figures.

Basically it needs to get out in public that Mini's figures are so far from reality that they are selling cars under false pretences, and they need to be forced to modify their brochures to give more realistic figures.

I have contacted Which about this but have received no response so far.

I think the Countryman is great to drive, but the fuel consumption is taking the p**s (and I've had reliability issues but that's another story).
Reply With Quote
  #51 (permalink)  
Old Apr 5th, 2012, 05:29 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1
Local Time: 05:18 AM
Canada
Mpg

I have now driven my Countryman All4S automatic for 5,000 miles, and generally get 28 MPG on the highway, and about 20 MPG in the city
Reply With Quote
  #52 (permalink)  
Old Apr 5th, 2012, 10:34 PM
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Tyneside
Posts: 1,181
Local Time: 09:18 AM
United Kingdom
Quote: Originally Posted by macrotech (original)
I have contacted Which about this but have received no response so far.

They may reply quoting their own test figures for S and D Countrymen compared to BMW's claims:

S (combined) 42.2mpg claimed, 37.2 mpg measured
D (combined) 64.2 mpg claimed, 56.5 mpg measured

So not the night-and-day difference often stated here.
Reply With Quote
  #53 (permalink)  
Old Apr 6th, 2012, 02:15 PM
still learning
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: near Glasgow
Posts: 1,259
Local Time: 10:18 AM
Scotland Male
Quote: Originally Posted by LennyF (original)
I have now driven my Countryman All4S automatic for 5,000 miles, and generally get 28 MPG on the highway, and about 20 MPG in the city


that's shocking, I get 39-41mpg easily from my Landrover Freelander 2, which is a proper four wheel drive and about twice the weight of a Countryman.

Iain
Reply With Quote
  #54 (permalink)  
Old Apr 20th, 2012, 08:52 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 31
Local Time: 10:18 AM
United Kingdom
Hi. I'm new around here. Have had my Cooper D manual 2WD for a few weeks now, which I bought as an ex-demo with 4500 on the clock. It has now done approaching 6000, and I'm averaging around 49 mpg. I had expected much better. My previous was a Golf mk6 2.0 TDi, and I was averaging somewhere north of 65 mpg (depending largely on time of year), even better than the published stats (and yes, I'm confident that my figures are accurate).

I'm really disappointed with the consumption on the Countryman. I do around 25000 miles per year, and so economy is very important to me. I had hoped to get somewhere reasonably close to the claimed 64 mpg. I reckon the 1.6 engine is having to work too hard at motorway speeds, or on on the slightest uphill gradients. Cruising at 70 on a flat motorway, my Countryman will be doing around 45 mpg at best, whereas the 2.0 Golf would have been doing high 60s in the same conditions i.e. not having to work nearly as hard as the Mini's engine.

Anyway, other that the consumption, I'm happy with most other aspects of the car. But I just hope the MPG improves further as I put more miles on the engine, otherwise I may well have to sell the car on.
Reply With Quote
  #55 (permalink)  
Old Apr 29th, 2012, 07:45 AM
Mechanic1's Avatar
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 8
Local Time: 09:18 AM
United States
I can't keep my finger off the sport button long enough for a accurate reading
I've owned my countryman for two weeks and have 900 miles on it .
Time to chill and figure my mileage with octane at 91
I wonder if octane makes a difference with mileage
Does anyone know ?

Last edited by Mechanic1; Apr 29th, 2012 at 07:53 AM. Reason: Spelling errors
Reply With Quote
  #56 (permalink)  
Old Apr 29th, 2012, 07:52 AM
Mechanic1's Avatar
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 8
Local Time: 09:18 AM
United States
Test
Reply With Quote
  #57 (permalink)  
Old Apr 29th, 2012, 09:14 AM
ReaperRCJS's Avatar
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 52
Local Time: 09:18 AM
United Kingdom
United-Kingdom

Quote: Originally Posted by Mechanic1 (original)
I wonder if octane makes a difference with mileage
Does anyone know ?

yes higher octane can help, however it depends on whether the engine will use it. Modern ecu's will adjust however, you might need 3 or 4 tanks before ecu notices. Although 91 isn't available over here (to my knowledge) as we have 95 as standard 98/99 premium and 102 in certain BP filling stations
But if it won't change automatically - a plug in can always advance the timings for you.

Shame I'm diesel these days...
Reply With Quote
  #58 (permalink)  
Old May 18th, 2012, 10:46 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1
Local Time: 10:18 AM
United Kingdom
just found this site as this is my first 'NEW' mini , well i have a UK Mini Cooper D and so far after 650 miles i'm getting 44.1 MPG and happy with this as it takes an engine a good 8k to 'Run In' , but a good 'BURN' now and again is good to decoke an engine thats done city mileage 20k+, so far very happy with my MINI
oh and loving the ambient auto light changing
Reply With Quote
  #59 (permalink)  
Old May 19th, 2012, 12:11 AM
bmwr606
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 179
Local Time: 03:18 AM
United States
30 miles from me is a station that sells 93 R+M/2 without ethanol

i get 6mpg better mpg with this than 93 R+M/2 with ethanol

blame your government for the bad mileage, not the car

my overall mpg is over 28 for the first 2k miles, and i have been driving very agressively during the breakin period, full throttle to 4500 rpm for first 1200miles and then full throttle progressively building to redline over the next 600 miles

i see 34-36 mpg at 65-70 without ethanol and 28-30 with ethanol

scott

2012 CM S All4 (03/12) | Abs Black w/White Roof/Mirrors/18" White Wheels | Cold Pkg | Sport Pkg | Xenon w/ Black Housings| Manual | Sport Susp| Anth Headliner | Flat Load Floor | Bluetooth | 2 Part Center Rail | Milltek downpipe back exhaust
Reply With Quote
  #60 (permalink)  
Old May 19th, 2012, 09:49 PM
MINI2 Premium Member
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Bedfordshire UK
Posts: 112
Local Time: 09:18 AM
United Kingdom Male
England

Our MY2012 Cooper SD All4 manual now has 4k on it and we're getting 44.6mpg. Well below the advertised.

Some may have seen recent comments in the UK motoring press that the EU & US, along with other interested parties, have just started work on a new more 'representative' method of working out the economy figures which it is intended, will come into force from 2015. Of course it will also show that emissions are higher than the current test implies. Lots of political embarrassment , and I suspect large amounts of 'spin' coming our way.

The UK Department for Transport has even said that the current system should be used for 'comparative purposes' rather than as examples of actual real world figures! Well gee, that's nice of them!! Why didn't they actually design a proper test in the first place!

Current: 2011 X6 40d & 2012 Countryman SD All4
Project: 2005 E46 330Cd M Sport convertible
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply
Tags: , ,



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Countryman S D - on the way ! alinnes MINI Countryman 79 Apr 13th, 2011 09:10 AM
New Countryman skeetermini MINI Countryman 8 Jan 14th, 2011 01:20 AM
TLC Countryman Tommo781 MINI Countryman 4 Nov 14th, 2010 06:28 PM
countryman deep MINI Countryman 43 Nov 3rd, 2010 09:21 PM
Has Anyone Got Their Countryman Yet? Tommo781 MINI Countryman 3 Oct 4th, 2010 08:51 PM

» Recent Threads
Boost Gauge
Today 09:10 AM
Last post by eddie9919
Today 09:10 AM
0 Replies, 1 Views
Sudden Clutch Failure @48K miles
Yesterday 10:01 PM
by bofus
Last post by The Nun
Today 08:35 AM
1 Replies, 104 Views
Ch4 Hollyoaks Train Crash...... (with a Mini)
Yesterday 02:47 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by Mid Life Mini
Today 06:52 AM
2 Replies, 137 Views
egr valve?
Nov 19th, 2014 09:37 PM
Last post by jones2788
Yesterday 07:09 PM
2 Replies, 283 Views
coolant liquid above max
Yesterday 05:53 PM
by genik
Last post by Dermottdog
Yesterday 06:45 PM
1 Replies, 103 Views
engine will not start properly
Aug 12th, 2014 03:37 PM
by genik
Last post by genik
Yesterday 05:50 PM
3 Replies, 650 Views
behind the intake manifold
Yesterday 05:47 PM
by genik
Last post by genik
Yesterday 05:47 PM
0 Replies, 76 Views
Mini dealer or Independant for used Mini - Southern Ontario
Yesterday 05:01 PM
by Avro
Last post by Avro
Yesterday 05:01 PM
0 Replies, 87 Views
More Ship Tracking
Jul 24th, 2005 11:25 PM
by nclorax
Last post by wh1tby
Yesterday 04:18 PM
29 Replies, 23,397 Views
The Mini Story at the BMW Museum
Yesterday 03:20 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 03:20 PM
0 Replies, 118 Views
window problem can't find fix
Nov 22nd, 2014 02:02 PM
by Bryno
Last post by heathwebbo
Yesterday 02:41 PM
3 Replies, 262 Views
Correct tyre pressure
Yesterday 11:00 AM
by Niv2
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 02:10 PM
3 Replies, 148 Views
k&n air filters/induction kits - mini one r50
Yesterday 01:35 PM
by JDallow
Last post by JDallow
Yesterday 01:35 PM
0 Replies, 101 Views
Intercooler
Yesterday 11:13 AM
Last post by Kbizzle84
Yesterday 11:13 AM
0 Replies, 106 Views
Tightest Parallel Park Record Broken By China’S Han Yue - Guinness World Records
Yesterday 11:06 AM
by mab01uk
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 11:06 AM
0 Replies, 99 Views
BMW 2012 mini one LCI 1.6 petrol
Yesterday 10:58 AM
Last post by baines.j2
Yesterday 10:58 AM
0 Replies, 103 Views
Transmission failed
Nov 12th, 2014 12:48 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 10:57 AM
3 Replies, 446 Views
help!! my 2007 mini bonnet release cable snapped.
Nov 22nd, 2014 05:21 PM
by dtoru
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 10:05 AM
1 Replies, 201 Views
MAF sensor
Nov 22nd, 2014 02:16 PM
by selma
Last post by selma
Yesterday 08:38 AM
5 Replies, 259 Views
2007 Mini Cooper R56 MAF Sensor issue
Sep 19th, 2014 07:27 AM
Last post by Omibal07
Yesterday 05:38 AM
1 Replies, 717 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
» Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:18 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2