MPG on my trip in Europe (1 Viewer)

Jun 3, 2021
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I recently returned home after 7 weeks touring in Europe, we travelled 4359 miles and used 165 gallons of diesel averaging 26.44 MPG, is that a good or bad return? The vehicle is an Autotrail Comanche 3 ltr manual.
Jack.
 
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We did similar mileage on our last trip covering variety of road types and areas.

Ford Transit base averaging 30.6 mpg.
 
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chesterfield hooligan

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We have just returned from Spain and France we averaged 31.9 mpg with our 316 PVC we only went down as far as Victoria Gasteiz. We tended to flit about travelling a lot of back roads. We are of to Portugal in January and the last time we travelled to Portugal we returned 34.6 mpg. More of a direct run to the sun lol.

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Sep 17, 2017
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We did a two week trip around Europe covering about 1500 miles. It's an a-class, but only 6m and 3.5t. Fiat 150bhp manual. Lots of cruise control at 60-65mph on tolls in France. Averaged 27mpg.
 
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Dec 2, 2019
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I recently returned home after 7 weeks touring in Europe, we travelled 4359 miles and used 165 gallons of diesel averaging 26.44 MPG, is that a good or bad return? The vehicle is an Autotrail Comanche 3 ltr manual.
Jack.
We average 33mpg on the tolls or 27mpg off the tolls in France/Spain in our 3.0 Comfortmstic so yours sounds about right.

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Al n Val

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I recently returned home after 7 weeks touring in Europe, we travelled 4359 miles and used 165 gallons of diesel averaging 26.44 MPG, is that a good or bad return? The vehicle is an Autotrail Comanche 3 ltr manual.
Jack.
We had a Comanche 2300cc 180bhp with comformatic box which used to return 22.8mpg

Our Rapido A Class Tag, same engine but 9 speed is already returning 25/6 ish
 
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Jul 22, 2020
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3 weeks 1800 miles around Murcia 23.6 mpg 2.3 130 manual mostly 65 cruse control

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May 1, 2015
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Not long back from 6 weeks in Spain in our 2.2l,140, 9 speed auto, 7m Rapido and averaged 30.2 mpg over 1500 miles . Travelling at 60 mph mainly with cruise control.

Left UK with only 500 miles on the clock so hopefully after a few more miles that will improve a bit.

Patrick
 
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May 26, 2016
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Does anyone have the mpg figures for a "mapped" engine over similar distances? May be a useful guide to whether to have mapping done or not.
 
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3.0l fiat 5.2t tag axle frankia 22mpg
2.8l fiat 3.9t hymer 25mpg
2.8l fiat 4.5t tag axle euramobil ...between 15 and 20mpg at the minute.

But I'm not often on motorways
 
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Does anyone have the mpg figures for a "mapped" engine over similar distances? May be a useful guide to whether to have mapping done or not.
I had mine re mapped this year and it didn't make a jot of difference to the MPG.
I had it remapped up to 160hp but its hardly noticeable, it just seems be to a bit smoother -- I wont be bothering again

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Dec 2, 2019
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Does anyone have the mpg figures for a "mapped" engine over similar distances? May be a useful guide to whether to have mapping done or not.
I'd be a bit wary of any tuner that claims improved mpg. The modern diesel ECUs are usually based on torque limiting so are constantly optimising fuel flow to produce the required torque based on throttle position (demand). It's usually possible to increase the torque at a given throttle position but this still needs more fuel.
 
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Oct 6, 2021
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Not long back from 6 weeks in Spain in our 2.2l,140, 9 speed auto, 7m Rapido and averaged 30.2 mpg over 1500 miles . Travelling at 60 mph mainly with cruise control.

Left UK with only 500 miles on the clock so hopefully after a few more miles that will improve a bit.

Patrick
Mine is almost run in and I've done 8000 miles. MPG has increased steadily during that period. The 9 speed appears to be very good in the mpg department.
 
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May 1, 2015
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Mine is almost run in and I've done 8000 miles. MPG has increased steadily during that period. The 9 speed appears to be very good in the mpg department.
Yes it seems so . Already better mpg than the previous 2.3l 140 manual which had done 8000 miles.

Patrick
 
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7 weeks, similar miles, 30.5 mpg with a 2.3/130hp Fiat. Mix of Autoroutes and RN's.
 
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Apr 17, 2016
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I'd be a bit wary of any tuner that claims improved mpg. The modern diesel ECUs are usually based on torque limiting so are constantly optimising fuel flow to produce the required torque based on throttle position (demand). It's usually possible to increase the torque at a given throttle position but this still needs more fuel.
Gained about an extra 1.5-2mpg after having a remap from 210-250hp, pulls a lot better and smoother through the gears.
 
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Apr 30, 2018
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Anywhere between 26 and 28mpg is about right. Obviously less with a heavy right foot.
 
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Hi We have an 8M A class with a bike rack on the tow ball (it's like a wind sail really as far as aero dynamics is concerned), we travelled non toll in France and Spain, in Spain now it's mostly motorway type and then toll roads in Portugal. I stick to 55mph mostly. I got near to 30mpg. The engine is the standard Ducato 2.5Lt.
Dave

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Apr 26, 2022
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Sounds decent for a 3 litre. I got just under 29mpg on a mere two week trip around France in June/July for a Peugeot 2200.
 
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Dec 19, 2020
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You must be a bit heavy footed. My Majestic, over two years of ownership did 32mpg. My current A Class Compactline running at 3500KG averaged 31.7mpg over the course of a month meandering down to Lake Annecy and back on non toll roads.
 
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Nov 19, 2021
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I like to think ours is doing more mpg than it probably is, that makes me feel better.
The Burstner 5t tag was doing about 17-21mpg on a good day. The Rapido does at least 27mpg so different world, happy days.

To be honest, at one time we would travel up to 150miles away from home for a weekend away. Now we have a radius of around 75miles so have halved the fuel bill.

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Apr 26, 2022
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You must be a bit heavy footed. My Majestic, over two years of ownership did 32mpg.
Average over 18 fill ups since April is 31.5mpg.

I use an app called Fuelly. I used to manually record mileage/fuel etc in a log book when I drove vans for a living and did the same for the car and the bikes. Fuelly does it all for me... 😉
 
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