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Old 10-20-2014, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Article: "2015 Subaru BRZ offers huge surprise in mpg marathon"




If you drive a sporty car at moderate speeds at low RPM in top gear you can get decent fuel economy!

Who'd a thunk it?

(Or maybe they pulse & glided the **** out of it. Who knows?)

2015 Subaru BRZ offers huge surprise in mpg marathon - Torque News

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Now in its 14th year, MPG Marathon is a two day [330 mile / 531 km] event organized by Fleet World magazine in the UK, and is a live demonstration of how both car and driver can make a massive difference to fuel costs and emissions.
The BRZ is rated 36.2 mpg (Imperial) on the Euro cycle, which is 30 mpg US / 7.9 L/100 km.

The drivers squeezed out 55.42 mpg (Imp) = 46.1 mpg US = 5.1 L/100 km. Good enough for 2nd place overall in the "% over official rating" category:

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This surprised and impressed the judges at the UK event. The Ford Fiesta ST-3 1.6 EcoBoost SCTi came in first, the Ford Focus ST-3 2.0T finished in third place.
Of course, the top 3 MPG numbers were in cars we don't get on this side of the ditch:
  • Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 I"DTEC Man = 97.9 MPG (Imp)
  • Ford Fiesta 1.6TDCi Titanium Econetic = 97.1 MPG
  • Citroen C4 Cactus - Blue Hdi 100 Feel = 95 MPG
All subcompact diesels, of course!

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Old 10-20-2014, 12:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Curses on the EPA. Curses I say...
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Old 10-20-2014, 12:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Having his cake and eating it too!

I should enter my WRX STI in one of these things.

i'm already achieving 52.5% real-world improvement over EPA estimates.

Cruising at Moderate speed, top gear, low rpm in the STI...my scangauge II shows ~40-45mpg which is 71% improvement over EPA
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Old 10-21-2014, 12:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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lol 45 is not even good. That's the cruise mpg in 6th gear at 55mph.
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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lol 45 is not even good. That's the cruise mpg in 6th gear at 55mph.
I can't get 45 mpg doing 40 mph in 6th with my 2.4L TSX. It just doesn't like to get great fuel economy.
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I should enter my WRX STI in one of these things.

i'm already achieving 52.5% real-world improvement over EPA estimates.

Cruising at Moderate speed, top gear, low rpm in the STI...my scangauge II shows ~40-45mpg which is 71% improvement over EPA
I was only able to average 27 MPG in my Forester, although I once got that driving up hill to my parents' house, and then 40 MPG driving downhill over 165 miles. However, that project went the way of Zerohour's (http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...-5l-14034.html). He replaced it with a Mini Cooper and disappeared, but he had some very good skills.
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45 mpg vs. 27 mpg average in the "real world" (842 owners)

Let's put this BRZ's 45 mpg US results in context:

- 437 FRS owners are averaging ~27 mpg US, says Fuelly.
- 405 BRZ owners are averaging about the same (slightly higher).
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Old 10-21-2014, 07:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Crash and burn, another potential new car crossed off my list. In that case I just as well get an older Scion TC thats been boosted and riced out.

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Let's put this BRZ's 45 mpg US results in context:

- 437 FRS owners are averaging ~27 mpg US, says Fuelly.
- 405 BRZ owners are averaging about the same (slightly higher).
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Old 10-22-2014, 12:12 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The BRZ was the car that crossed my mind when I was looking for a car, but as it's not sold here, I went for the new Fiesta ST.

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