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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 2010, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Smile New Mini Owner! Photo + MPG question

First of all if anyone read the topic asking opinions on the electric blue then that was me! The electric blue cooper we were looking at sold in the end so we have got a 2005 cooper in pure silver/black roof with cooper s spoiler, side skirts and alloys, we love it!

We have had it for 2 days and have filled the tank for the first time today as we were just using the petrol remaining in the tank until then, been driving it hard since we first got it on country roads etc and been averaging 33 MPG, thought this wasn't too bad considering we were driving it hard.

Anyway filled up the tank today, cost £56 at £1.13 a litre, checked the estimated range and it was 324 miles, I really hope it does more than that on £56? Driving it around town today been getting 25-30 MPG is this normal?

What kind of average MPG do people get in different kind of driving situations and is the range normally accurate? Really hope I get more than 324 miles from £56!


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I've got an R56 Mini Cooper and have never had more than 300 miles out of a tank, I think the R56 has a 40L tank compared to 50L in the R53 though.

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Thanks for the reply would be good to hear from any r53 owners too!

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Those s spokes will be doing you no favours at all!

You should easily see 38mpg from a cooper - with s spokes I'd knock at least 10% off that Look good, but wreck handling, performance and efficiency.


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Thanks for your reply..

How come the S spokes worsen performance/handling? I would have thought they would provide more grip?

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I only get low 30s around town in a 2004 cooper just with std 15" alloys, s spokes are very heavy hence lower mpg but only by 1 or 2 I would think, unfortunately the older minis are fairly heavy on petrol, cooper s only get mid 20s driven hard
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I average about 33-35 mpg at the moment with a mix of motorway and A-road driving, I drive a 2005 Cooper on 16" wheels. I drive quite hard but dont red line it.
I do about 140 miles per week and it usually costs me about £20.
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hi. i used to have a r54 mini one, and used to get 35-38mpg using shell v power. i bought a r55 cooper, and stayed with v power, i,m now getting 35mpg, and thats with giving it the beans every so often. i have the 5 spoke alloys and the jcw body kit. i think you will find that if you scroll to the predicted milage option, you will see it change as you drive, and may even show more miles of juice as you,re doing that. that,s because it changes depending on how you,re driving at the time. i find i get 300 miles to 3/4 of a tanks, as i never let it go below that, so you,re talking 100mile per 1/4, and dont forget that we are still in the cold part of the year, should get more mpg as it warms up.
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I drive a Mini Cooper Park Lane, mostly local diving with the odd longer run but average 40+ to the gallon. I even have the odd silly moment so its not steady all the way!!
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I drive a 05 MCS. I get about 280-320 from a tank with mixed driving.

Unless you own a OneD then don't think about fuel. It is the one the area of ownership that does poorly compared to the competition, if this is an issue then return the car.

If this is not an issue then enjoy all the fun and smiles the car will provide you with when compared to pretty much all market competitors.

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How do you get 40mpg out of a park lane?!

I struggle getting more than 38 out of a one! Are you going by the computer or by manual calculations?


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I get a max of 34mpg with my mini, it has S Spokes
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I get 55+ in my Dooper - and that's country road driving, 65+ motorways
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I have the R53 with the S Spokes (soon to be changed, just cant decide to what though )

I do mostly local driving and stop/starts

I get 26/27mpg (max), according to the onboard comouter

Even the odd time I have had motorway driving over around 80/90 miles round trip, I never seem to get more than 29/30MPG

None of the above is hammering it either

Long journeys, I end up using my Audi A5 and can easily get 50+mpg
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