2nd Gen R56 Cooper S Gas mileage?

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  1. Rixter

    Rixter Well-Known Member

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    So I actually got around to checking the milage this week and according to the OBC I'm (only) getting 28.7 mpg. I mostly drive city with my '08 MCS. Is that about right? :popcorn:
     
  2. KittyMini

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    That sounds about right to me. I get about 29 miles/gallon. I mostly drive around town all week. I got much better gas mileage in my '03 Cooper, but I have a feeling the extra pep in the S makes me drive a little more spirited :D
     
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    My '06 JCW gets about 19 mpg in city driving. My '05 MCc gets about 22. I think my right foot is broken and is stuck in the ON position.
     
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    My 09 JCW hardtop with less than 2000 miles and only city driving is at 21.
     
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    When we go on long Interstate trips, our 08 Clubman S gets 36-38 MPG, going about 10% over posted limits. Hauling the trailer we lose about 2-3 MPG. Around town, it gets mid 20's.

    Now my 03 MC gets low to mid 30's, and I never putt putt it around:D

    Rixter, do your calculations using Imperial gallons, as apposed to U.S. gallons, and your MPG will go way up:lol:

    Mark
     
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    i'm getting 32-34 MPG on my daily commute on the freeway (no joke)

    2006 Justacooper
     
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    Rixter,

    Without knowing how you drive, that sounds reasonable. I was getting about 33 mpg in my daily driving, about 75% highway. That did drop to about 31 mpg when I put new (stickier) tires on and I've probably lost another .5 - 1 mpg with the winter blend of gas.
     
  8. Rixter

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    Mark,

    It looks even worse when I calculate in liters :lol:
     
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    "The metric system is the tool of the devil! My car gets forty rods to the hogshead and that's the way I likes it" -Abe (Grandpa) Simpson
     
  10. Rixter

    Rixter Well-Known Member

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    Unlike GOALJNKY my foot's not stuck in the ON position. Lots of hills around our place, I live 1/2 way up the side of a mountain so perhaps that has some bearing. Good to know I'm in the 'acceptable range'

    Thanks all! :Thumbsup:
     
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    Rixter Well-Known Member

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    Whaaaaat :eek:ut:

    Actually I've kind of grown up on metric so not a problem for me, although it's been in affect in Canada for 30+ years, yet when you go to Safeway things are still priced in imperial
     
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    I take it they don't show "The Simpsons" in Canada?
     
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    im 75% hwy and see about 37 in my S... more highway gets me like 39.4 usually. This is according to the OBC...i reset it each fillup. 93 octane
     
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    a little too much heel/toe?
     
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    :D You know how Jinky rolls.
     
  16. lotsie

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    The conversion to metric was done "soft". Meaning some things changed quickly, others not so much. I worked as a carpenter in Canada for over 30 years, and never once worked in metric. Babies are still measured in inches, and weighed in lbs mostly. Road signs have been metric for decades now, but few people think of litres per 100 kilometres.

    Not only are The Simpsons a staple on Canadian TV, they did an episode in Winnipeg, my home town:D

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    Almost 1400 miles in my '10 MCS and the computer says I'm getting almost 31 MPG. I drive like an idiot...lol
     
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    The computers read high. Count on at least 10% less.

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    Was getting about 9.2 mpg today. Before I blew the clutch.
     
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    That definitely will put a damper in the MPG
     

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