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      04-07-2014, 02:44 PM   #1
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1 series 1.6 petrol efficiency

Hi all new to forum but I have recently bought a 116i and love the car but find the economy quite disappointing. I drive carefully and in the eco mode but seem to only manage 350 miles on a full tank. I drive about 14 miles to work all motorway but cannot manage more than 35 mpg?
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Try the 1er forums. There are a few 116i owners on the site and they can be found here: http://f20.1addicts.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=292
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Hi bud,
My wife has the exact same car and the consumption on this car is just ridiculous.
I get better consumption on my 328 than the 116
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I have had more than 1000 km range on one petrol tank with our 116i.
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      04-08-2014, 10:53 AM   #5
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I've averaging 40-42mpg at the moment which is the lowest I've had for a car since I started driving and took a while to get used to the 4speed gearbox in a Rover Metro.
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I have had more than 1000 km range on one petrol tank with our 116i.
What's your average range per tank?
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I've averaging 40-42mpg at the moment which is the lowest I've had for a car since I started driving and took a while to get used to the 4speed gearbox in a Rover Metro.
what fuel type are you using?
93/95/98 unleaded?
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What's your average range per tank?
Typically 800 km with mixed driving. Can be less than 300 at race tracks!
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98Ron petrol used. I am now driving car in comfort mode as someone suggested that driving in eco mode reduces engines power therefore using more fuel when going uphill etc?? seems to be a little better now - what do you all think?
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98Ron petrol used. I am now driving car in comfort mode as someone suggested that driving in eco mode reduces engines power therefore using more fuel when going uphill etc?? seems to be a little better now - what do you all think?
I have tried to test the difference in consumption between Eco Pro and Comfort, and found no significant difference.
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Hi all new to forum but I have recently bought a 116i and love the car but find the economy quite disappointing. I drive carefully and in the eco mode but seem to only manage 350 miles on a full tank. I drive about 14 miles to work all motorway but cannot manage more than 35 mpg?
A little more information may help in seeing if you are really down on fuel consumption.

Is the car new? Not yet running free and at its best.

14 miles is not a long trip from cold, to get to best fuel efficiency.

Your motorway cruising speed could be a significant factor, even if driving carefully.

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I get around 650 per tank and didn't find a lot of difference between eco and comfort modes on fuel economy. The biggest difference was learning to use a light foot at the lights and trying to maintain a constant speed. First couple of tanks were closer to the 500 mark.
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On my first full tank of 98 octane petrol with 6km on the ODO I drove 480 km's...
After 10.000 km's it was around 7,1L/100km.
My average fuel consumption after 20.000km is 6,7l/100km or 42,16mpg.
With 0% Eco Pro - 70% Comfort - 30% sport mode.
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My car has done only 600 KMs . I am getting around 780km per tank and average of 8.6L/100k which was told is normal for the new car.
For a while I used Eco pro mode but it is really restrictive and make the car feel sluggish . Comfort mode is great , smooth and I only have slightest increase in fuel usage.
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The car is a drivers car to be driven don't piss around in eco mode rubbish. Why buy this type of car if your not going to use it's performance. I get 7.1 and never use eco. Don't get so hung up on the cost of petrol the difference for a couple more ks per Lt is nothing.
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I have had more than 1000 km range on one petrol tank with our 116i.
imposible unless you drive slower than a nanny.
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imposible unless you drive slower than a nanny.
Which is quite common in Norway due to low speed limits and very high speeding fines.
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what fuel type are you using?
93/95/98 unleaded?
I'm using 95 RON unleaded. My trips are a mixture but there are quite a few short trips in the mix too.
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Which is quite common in Norway due to low speed limits and very high speeding fines.
Ah that explains why you track so much.
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Ah that explains why you track so much.
Yes. Or maybe the other way around. I can drive patiently on public roads since I have opportunities to push limits on tracks instead.
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Yes. Or maybe the other way around. I can drive patiently on public roads since I have opportunities to push limits on tracks instead.
Quite right too and the best way to do it.
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Which is quite common in Norway due to low speed limits and very high speeding fines.
Been to Norway and we didn't drive slow
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