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MetroMPG 06-24-2010 04:56 PM

2011 Ford Mustang 305 hp V6 automatic: 48.5 MPG over 777 mi @ 44 mph
 
http://photos.leftlanenews.com/photo...all-cr_432.jpg

From: 2011 Ford Mustang V6 achieves record 48.5 MPG via ABG

Title says it all.

Quote:

In order to achieve the best possible fuel economy, the V6 Mustang traveled at an average speed of 43.9 mph, including driver changes, and covered a total of 1,457 laps at Bristol Speedway. In total, 776.5 miles were traveled, resulting in an average fuel economy of 48.5 mpg – a new record for Bristol Speedway – and not too shabby for a 305 horsepower sports coupe.
Just makes me wish automakers would publish this kind of info for new vehicles: "max range/mpg" (ie. just after top gear engages), also mpg at a range of constant cruising speeds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bOLI8kNn2c

Angmaar 06-24-2010 06:50 PM

That's not bad for a Mustang.

brucey 06-24-2010 07:31 PM

In an automatic too!

Mustang Dave 06-24-2010 11:48 PM

I bet I could get 35 MPG out of the manual version commuting to work. :)

MetroMPG 06-25-2010 08:57 AM

Just for comparison, looks like the 505 hp Corvette Z06 can return about 36 mpg (US) at the same speed they drove the Mustang...

http://ecomodder.com/imgs/graph-speed-mpg-corvette.gif

MetroMPG 06-25-2010 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brucey (Post 180672)
In an automatic too!

I haven't checked, but I wouldn't be surprised if the automatic has taller gearing than the manual for the same car. Seems to be the way more and more automatics are going.

bhazard 06-25-2010 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mustang Dave (Post 180730)
I bet I could get 35 MPG out of the manual version commuting to work. :)

Better trader 'er in. The cyclone wipes the floor with the ancient cologne!

MadisonMPG 06-25-2010 02:10 PM

MMmmmhhh

I'm starting to like Ford more and more.

SVOboy 06-25-2010 02:43 PM

Ah, the old oval track record. I wonder if they use P&G

MetroMPG 06-25-2010 08:57 PM

No P&G according to the reports I saw.

They just got it into top gear and held it there, minimized use of A/C (but used some).


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