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I bought my Cooper D as a mile munching commuter car and I couldn’t be more impressed with the miles I’m getting since I owned it. The MPG figure in the picture is since owned and the miles done is how many covered in the half a tank used. I’m not a miss daisy driver either. What does everyone else get mpg?
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Hi there,

Not sure of my MPG but I get around 380 miles out of a full tank! Not sure if thats good or bad really. I more intrigued as to how you get it to show the mpg on the stereo screen? Mines a 2010 Cooper D but I haven't got the trip computer.
 

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Not sure you can without a trip. But I press menu, then comp. This lists all the parameters the trip can show you with the figures from them. If you then want a specific one you can scroll across and select it. That brings it up like my picture.
As for your 380 miles a tank I’d say that bad when I’ve done 398 and still have 4 bars of fuel left.
 

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the range you get will depend on the type of driving you do.

my 2012 Cooper D gets around 50-55mpg average ( calculated from tank-tank fills - the computer readout always shows between 2 & 8mpg different - mostly lower but occasionally higher than this calculated figure - basically its never accurate ) this is on my commute to work of about 15 miles per journey of mixed driving & not often gently driven.

if i encounter more stop/start traffic at the start or end of the journey or i encounter tractors or learners on the nice normally fast national speed sections then the MPG moves into the 47-49's.

but on the other hand i took a friend of mine to collect there new vehicle from a ways away & from my normal tank milages ( around 350-400 per tank ) i expected to need to have a quick splash & dash to get home as it was a 210mile each way trip, but as it was a trip on a nice fairly traffic free motorway journey for most of the trip not only did i get there, i got back too and still had a fair bit of the tank left afterwards ( so about on par with what your car is showing - from memory the mpg calculated was around the 67-68mark but it was about 18 months ago so i dont fancy trying to find the receipt to double check lol )


( but just to be nit picky, thats not half a tank used sadly, more like 3/4 as the fuel light comes on with 2 bars left if memory serves - but a quick guestimation of fuel Litres used shows between 68 & 72mpg ish for the miles done so its not to be sniffed at at all if a good geustimation made ) - my assumption here is that you do mostly motorway or fast road driving - if your getting these numbers from chugging round town or 50-50 mixed driving then i am very jealous lol
 

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I realised it’s not half after the post. I managed 583 miles before filling up again. Not to shabby at all. Was a 36L fill up, so around 4L left in the tank. Most of my commute is A roads with roundabouts then a bit of town and a bit of A1m.
 

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I realised it’s not half after the post. I managed 583 miles before filling up again. Not to shabby at all. Was a 36L fill up, so around 4L left in the tank. Most of my commute is A roads with roundabouts then a bit of town and a bit of A1m.

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: for both the miles done with that style driving & also the lack of fuel left in the tank ( 71.6-73.6ish MPG over the tank give or take abit - more accurate miles & Litres required for more accurate MPG )- i have only ever let the fuel warning light pop on once on this car ( twice if you include the light being on when i bought the vehicle but i dont count that as it was on when i got in it lol ) - my main reasoning for this is that the fuel acts as a coolant for the fuel pump so i tend to refill when the dots get to around your picture level at the very latest, usually well before & i get between 16 & 22L in occasionally a tad higher, i strayed into the mid 30's once due to the fuel light incident lol

it may be all in my head but i just dont want to risk running the pump warm/hot if i can help it - that & i like to know i can just jump in & nip to wherever i need to go without having to factor in a fuel stop if its low.


basically very jealous of them MPG numbers lol and with fuel prices as they are, look after that car (y) - my commute is mixed, B-roads & A-roads through town & a couple of miles of usually nice national A-roads when they aint full of learners & tractors, all of which are dotted along with traffic lights that never seem to be on green for me lol & roundabouts ( around 16 roundabouts - jeeze, more than 1 per mile :mad: - wish i never bothered counting em now )

just as a change every once in a while i do alter the route from the shortest of 15miles to a good motorway run just to let the DPF get a clearout & it turns to a 53 mile or thereabouts journey, taking in the sights of the M62, A1, M18 ( driven in 3rd gear @ 50ish mph for the high heat to do the DPF clean ) & then the M1 for the engine cooldown before i step off the motorway & join the traffic for the last mile to work lol. - always get a couple of extra MPG when i have done this journey as its a good motorway stint to increase the average lol


on my last car i did tend to let that run down till the fuel light before sticking £20 in as my commute was 5 miles then so needing the fuel was less of an issue as i could leggit if needed & you got far more petrol for ur money then ( think it was about 83p per L then , aggggh, those were the days lol ) but it did almost cause me some grief one day coming back from the coast, decided to step off the motorway mid journey & countryside it home as it was nice, had the windows down, music up & never heard the 50 mile warning, or the 25, finally saw the fuel light with around 10 miles range left & started to worry somewhat as erm, i had about 25 miles left till i got back to civilisation again. i drove on 0 miles for some time & just as i pulled into the petrol station did the vehicle finally start to stutter from lack of fuel - only for a moment due to the ramp at the entrance - thanked the car for doing so well by brimming the tank & had to ask the fuel station attendant when that particular pump was last inspected as i managed to get a smidge over 62L of fuel into the car. Whats the problem with that i hear you ask, well it was a 58L fuel tank lol
 

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Well my MPG has been improving the more i drive.... 2007 PSA 1560 120kmiles
started out 30s...

first log run to the S Coast from the midlands got 54.5 or there abouts....
Swapped teh wheels from 18" with rubber bands to 16" with a more comfortable ride
Last run to S Coast 64.9
I'm quite impressed...
 

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Well just come down again to S Coast... 70.9 mpg

Is there an optimum speed or driving style?
Do people maintain their speed even going up and down hills?
I simply set Cruise control and away I go....
Once on the Motorway think I only have about 3 changes at junction Islands, so can maintain a constant speed and momentum... Luckily I never hit traffic
(I know there are Hypermiler forums - but just seeing what other Mini drivers do...)
 

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I haven’t got cruise so takes a bit of careful foot management. I sit at 72mpg on the motorway. If I drop to 65 I’d probably get 80mpg. Just smooth driving reading the road ahead works well for me. I never have to slow down and speed back up. Roll into roundabout using as little brake as possible.
 
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