Diesel fuel consumption

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MartinK
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Diesel fuel consumption

Post by MartinK » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:27 am

Hello all,
i hope the forum can help me.
A long time lurker on this forum but now considering purchasing a nearly new DS.

My concern is real world fuel consumption.
Could contributors help me with their real world figures please.

Looking at MHEV D200 or D240.
Have seen some owners reporting real mpg around 30.
If thats the case I might as well buy a 3 litre Velar or RRS.

Looking forward to any responses
Thanks in Advance
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Re: Diesel fuel consumption

Post by Dashnine » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:11 pm

Problem with the DS is that it's very 'driving style' dependant (where have I heard that before?).

If you do lots of short trips (poor economy when the engine's cold), use in town (it's a 2 ton car), cruise at over 70mph on the motorway (kills the economy) and like to use the performance you'll see quite a difference from someone who drives in the opposite way(s).

Though it's not exactly what you're looking at I had a D180 and got 32mpg over 3 years, I fall into the 'short trips, cruise at over 70mph and use the performance' categories... Other people can get much closer to 40mpg.

Have a look at https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/la ... sport-2015, the D200 is a bit too new to feature but should give you some idea what to expect.
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Re: Diesel fuel consumption

Post by sandbox » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:31 pm

Over the 3 years I have been tracking tanks of diesel I currently average 41 MPG.

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Re: Diesel fuel consumption

Post by PedroT » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:36 pm

I always wonder why folks are concerned about MPG!
When you consider the annual actual cost of the difference between getting 30 mpg and getting 40 mpg, say on a mileage of 8000 annually, then we are only talking about £380. The increase in Road-tax over the last year far exceeds that figure and yet everyone simply shrugs off that increase!! And don’t start me on the real running cost: depreciation!!
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Re: Diesel fuel consumption

Post by County » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:46 pm

PedroT wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:36 pm
I always wonder why folks are concerned about MPG!
When you consider the annual actual cost of the difference between getting 30 mpg and getting 40 mpg, say on a mileage of 8000 annually, then we are only talking about £380. The increase in Road-tax over the last year far exceeds that figure and yet everyone simply shrugs off that increase!! And don’t start me on the real running cost: depreciation!!
Agreed, if you can afford this vehicle then you can afford the fuel 8-)
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Re: Diesel fuel consumption

Post by Dashnine » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:49 pm

PedroT wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:36 pm
I always wonder why folks are concerned about MPG!
When you consider the annual actual cost of the difference between getting 30 mpg and getting 40 mpg, say on a mileage of 8000 annually, then we are only talking about £380. The increase in Road-tax over the last year far exceeds that figure and yet everyone simply shrugs off that increase!! And don’t start me on the real running cost: depreciation!!
Yes, this thought jumped into my mind but the the OPs question is that if the mpg is as poor as he's heard he may as well buy a Velar or a RRS, so he's not looking at the economy overall, he's comparing to other LRs with equally poor economy.
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Re: Diesel fuel consumption

Post by MartinK » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:07 pm

Thanks for the replies so far,

Dashnine and PedroT,
Your observation is valid that if I can afford the car the cost of the fuel is less relevant.

However I (in usual times ) do 20k miles per year for business and if my mileage reinbursment does not cover the fuel cost that isnt a happy place to be.
I agree the deppreciation would be eye watering but probably not too different for any of the upscale SUV equivalents.

My main comparison is to my wife's X3 2.0D which delivers mid 40's quite easily in mixed driving and has delivered over 50mpg on more than 1 occasion.
I am struggling to understand why a DS wouldnt be similar, is it just the extra weight? The BMW has a kerb weight of 1700kg

Please keep the comments coming , any D200 owners?
Thanks,
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Re: Diesel fuel consumption

Post by RafflesNH » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:21 pm

MartinK wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:07 pm
Thanks for the replies so far,

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My main comparison is to my wife's X3 2.0D which delivers mid 40's quite easily in mixed driving and has delivered over 50mpg on more than 1 occasion.
I am struggling to understand why a DS wouldnt be similar, is it just the extra weight? The BMW has a kerb weight of 1700kg
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Does the X3 have X-Drive (4WD)?
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Re: Diesel fuel consumption

Post by MartinK » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:41 pm

Hi Nigel,
Yes the X3 is Xdrive 2.0D M sport auto 190bhp 20" wheels
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Re: Diesel fuel consumption

Post by timhum » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:50 pm

Martin,
I think the simple answer is that LR/RR vehicles have never been as economical as their competitors. There are however many other areas in which they are superior. I've owned many different model starting with a Disco back in 1989 and mostly enjoyed them all. Present car is a RRS HSE P400 and is brilliant, just buy a RRS!

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