Did I hear correctly?

Submitted: Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 12:21
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Watching top gear the other day. I'm sure I heard Jeremy say he was getting something like 50+mpg from a Jag whilst he was doing 60 or 70 mph. My daughter's small petrol sedan has managed 40 odd mpg but that's from a carefully driven small car.
So is my hearing defective? If not how the hell do they do it?
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Reply By: Notso - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 12:49

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 12:49
Doubt it, my Morris Mini 850 1962 model achieved that, but nothing else since.
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Follow Up By: Axel [ the real one ] - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 11:19

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 11:19
SWMBOs KiaRio 1.6lt auto fully loaded ,Brisbane to Muttaburra ,1260klm , at posted speed limits , averaged 52 miles to the old imp gallon.........= a tad better than 18 klm per lt.
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Reply By: Member - Tour Boy (QLD) - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 12:52

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 12:52
It was a twin turbo diesel
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Reply By: stevesub - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 13:05

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 13:05
We got that sort of fuel consumption out of a diesel Peugoet 206 when we were in Europe 3 years ago at speeds up to 180kph on the Autobahns - love those roads. We have photo's of the speedo at that speed, an no, I did not take them, my wife did. Not bad for a 1.4L diesel.

We absolutely flogged the Pug (lease car, not ours) and got an average of 48mpg over 12,000km. When we drove more carefully and stayed under 160kph, we were getting slightly more that 50mpg.

That sort of comsumption out of a Jag - maybe!!!!

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Follow Up By: austastar - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 13:22

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 13:22
Did you see the one where they flogged a prius as fast as it would go round the track, and followed it with a big BMW, it was just loping along but going at the same speed.
BM got the better mileage.
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 13:44

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 13:44
You heard correctly Moose , and I am skeptical about that to.

Haven't had the time to find a UK site with specs on that jag but basically I thought he was pushing the facts around a bit.

I also got the impression that they were all reading the instantaneous numbers from a car mileage display which can read those figures on occasions.
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Follow Up By: Dasher Des - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 15:29

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 15:29
I could believe those figures, providing they were tailgating the vehicle in front from about 1metre behind it.
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Reply By: Sea-Dog - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 15:14

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 15:14
The readings looked to be the average mileage for the trip... but when they called them out a bit down the road the average was hugely different so I would say that the figures were an average of the latest driving conditions which may update every few minutes or so....

My little Suzuki gives real time readings but it is useless as it will go from saying lets say 10k/L up to 50k/l just be cresting a hill etc.

Mind you they did only fill the car the once and it was "supposed" to run out of fuel after 620 miles but did the full 750 mile trip on one tank of fuel. That is 1200 km on a single tank in a 6 cylinder twin turbo jag.. surely you can't complain.. especially as he was driving hard to start with thinking that there was no way he would even finish so he was just trying to burn the fuel so he could pull up stumps earlier.
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Reply By: cruza25 - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 15:22

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 15:22
quote from auto website



As expected, the S-TYPE Diesel posts frugal fuel consumption of 6.1L/100km highway and 10.9L/100km urban. Jaguar Australia claims an ADR 00/81 fuel consumption figure of 7.8L/100km. This relates to a very low greenhouse CO2 output of 208g/km.


this is for the twin turbo diesel
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 16:33

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 16:33
now in english please...what is that in MPG
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Follow Up By: Moose - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 17:18

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 17:18
Member No 1 - just divide those into 283. So 46, 26 and 36 mpg respectively.
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Follow Up By: Pezza (Bris) - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 21:06

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 21:06
Keeping in mind that Imp MPG is different to US MPG.

These are Imp MPG

6.1lt/100 = 46.31mpg
10.9lt/100 = 25.91mpg

7.8lt/100 = 36.21mpg

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Reply By: donks1 - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 17:15

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 17:15
G'day there Moose

I still don't know why they didn't choose a Diesel DID Pajero, with the big tanks, it would have done the trip easy

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Follow Up By: Moose - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 17:24

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 17:24
G'day Donks1
Yeah - but the aim of the show with each of these "challenges" is for a close call. No point if he could scream along at warp speed and get there in plenty of time!
Their trip computers must be a bit suss - they were all supposedly out of fuel long before they got there.
Wonder whether the trip had been run in each car in a trial run to see what would happen. Wouldn't make for good television if they all ran dry before getting there.
Still it's a very entertaining show. I look forward to it each week. Even my daughter enjoys watching it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 18:48

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 18:48
You mean a DiD Prado, with 180l tanks.
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Follow Up By: donks1 - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 19:37

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 19:37
G'day Oldplodder

Nah the pajero will do 1500k's on the standard tank

I Know a guy who regularly drives from Townsville to Brisvegas on a tank and does it easy

I thought you would be standing up for the Paj's Lol

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Follow Up By: psproule - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 21:54

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 21:54
Pajero or Prado? In a Pajero 1500km will not be the standard 85L tank - he will have an LRA Aux tank fitted. Best out of our DID Pajero is 8.5L/100KM for a range of about 1500km. 1300 round town is more normal though.

I did wonder why none of them chose a stock D4D Prado - do they have them in the UK and if so do they have the 180L tanks?
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Follow Up By: donks1 - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 22:14

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 22:14
psproule

Definately a PAJERO

I sold it to him and he always raved about it

Townsville to Brisvegas = 1330k's and did it easy

That would have covered the trip on Top Gear no problem

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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 09:28

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 09:28
Sorry Donks, Mitsubishi has let us down on this one only putting a 90l tank in pajeros as standard. Happy with the rest of the car. :o)

I have a 135l main tank and carry a couple of jerries for 175l total.
Did a NT trip late last year with a mate with a DiD Prado, and even though he was towing a couple of hundred kilos more, I still couldn't beat him on range. I was averaging 12 to 13l/100k out of the old 2.8, and he was always at least 1l/100k better, and had another 5l to play with, giving him about 200k further than I could ever manage.

Did Mt Isa to Mataranka one way on one tank, with 30l left (1200k from memory), and Booroolola to Cloncurry coming back.

Not towing he has over 2000k range on the highway.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thoughtfully- Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 13:26

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 13:26
my trip computer is the same, have driven 40km on it saying zero and me sitting in the drivers seat in a state of concern
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Follow Up By: Pete Jackman (SA) - Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 15:24

Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 15:24
95 km in the crummydore with the computer reading 0km to go and the very low fuel warning on.
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 18:49

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 18:49
Hammond in the diesel POlo 'E' was getting 75mpg plus on the same run.
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Reply By: DIO - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 09:26

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 09:26
REMEMBER - Top Gear - it's all about E N T E R T A I N M E N T.

(Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.)
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Reply By: Davo_60 - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 14:00

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 14:00
Had a VW Golf 2.0l Diesel up until recently, it would get about 6.2-6.4 sitting on 140km/h, the Jag is the most up to date technology so not out of the question, but they did go for a long long time on empty apparently.

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