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OK, Next thursday i am driving from broughty ferry to south woodham ferrers with my wife and new born baby for the weekend so my car will be full of prams and clothes etc.

I have a 2000 E320 CDI with 93000 on the clock and was wondering what you all think about how far i will achieve on a full to the brim tank of diesel on our 515 mile journey.

Obviously with my precious cargo on board i will not be hammering it down but i will be driving between 70-80mph. Also, what do you think i should average mpg?

Just thought i'd put the questions out to the floor to see who will be closest. When i return i will be honest and let you all know what we achieved.

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49.9 is my answer, and do have a good trip:D:D
 

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49.9 is a tad ambitous for a 320cdi with 3 up + luggage,. Mid 40's MPG and IMHO with a derv always leave a 1/4 or so in the tank. I'd fill it near birmingham again.

The 1/3rd one is only tiny ;):D
 

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as your car should be a bit more economical than mine id guess that you should just about make the full 515 mile trip on a full tank if traffic etc is good to you! as my car does just shy of 40mpg, idsay you should get about 45mpg
 
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Oh, i should have said its an estate.

If i achieve 49.9 i'll be well chuffed:D

I thought maybe aroung 42mpg
 

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Oh, i should have said its an estate.

If i achieve 49.9 i'll be well chuffed:D

I thought maybe aroung 42mpg

Well they were the silly figures that blobcat puts up ;):D
 

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OK, Next thursday i am driving from broughty ferry to south woodham ferrers with my wife and new born baby for the weekend so my car will be full of prams and clothes etc.

I have a 2000 E320 CDI with 93000 on the clock and was wondering what you all think about how far i will achieve on a full to the brim tank of diesel on our 515 mile journey.

Obviously with my precious cargo on board i will not be hammering it down but i will be driving between 70-80mph. Also, what do you think i should average mpg?

Just thought i'd put the questions out to the floor to see who will be closest. When i return i will be honest and let you all know what we achieved.

Cheers

I think you will get there comfortably and drive around locally for a couple of days before refuelling.
 

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Well they were the silly figures that blobcat puts up ;):D

Well Russ manages to achieve that somehow from his car....

If only we could do the same eh
 

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id be happy if i could get above 40mpg with mine!!!!
 

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I got 42MPG on my last trip to MBS in Southampton from London
 

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and you have a petrol and ive got a diesel! gutted! :mrgreen::cry::cry::cry:

Well M3 was quiet that morning and I just set it on Cruise control at 70mph and shocked Colin when he took my car in the Garage
 

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I guess you are right to certain extent but its still good for petrol engine car
 

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With 160k on a similar car.....

Last week, country roads, air con off, averaging around 45mph, came back after 200 miles showing 45mpg.

Motorway, cruise control, air con off, maxing out at 80, average approx 60mph, around 42mpg.

With roof box, cruise control, air con off, maxing out at 80, average approx 60mph, around 38mpg.

With roof box, cruise control, air con on, maxing out at 80, average approx 60mph, around 34mpg.

With roof box, trailer with bikes on top, fully laden, France, cruise control, air con on full, maxing out at 80, average approx 70mph, around 32mpg.

Answer to question, probably about 40mpg but settle for 38 with aircon on.
 
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ok, here is the results

524 miles trip 39.2mpg . a/c cc etc all used when required. 1.2 gal left.

On the way home chose different route

492 miles trip 43.1 mpg a/c cc etc all used when required. 3.0 gal left.

Drove sensibly 70-80ish mph
 

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I was reading through this thread and was just going to answer with 40MPG, until I got to the last post & you actually got 39.2mpg!

So I was closest, what do I win?

Russ
 

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I was reading through this thread and was just going to answer with 40MPG, until I got to the last post & you actually got 39.2mpg!

So I was closest, what do I win?

Russ

Yes You won with the perfect answer :D:D
 

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