B4P fuel use in Eco mode

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Mikeg1
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Post by Mikeg1 » Sat Apr 23, 2022 11:22 am

Had a little run across to the A1 and down to Donny yesterday, and finally remembered to try Eco mode.

Our B4 is mainly used on local knocking around, with consumption to match ☹️

So I was delighted with getting on for 45mpg on that run. Will aim for at least that when we motor down to the Loire Valley in July.

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Mike. West Yorks.

MY22 B4P R Design 8 sp auto, Thunder Grey with Climate, Park Assist, Android Auto, Car Protection & mudflaps, Service Plan.

Ordered 02/11/21, collected 17/11/21

Felindre
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Post by Felindre » Sat Apr 23, 2022 2:59 pm

This is it, you can make good swift steady progress in the 50/60 mph range and get good mileage. I've kept a spreadsheet (sad I know) since I've had the car. Often get around 40 or better, best I've had 52.3 on a 7.4 mile trip. So it can be quite economical.

Worst I get, no surprise, is towing the caravan which has a front end with horrendous aerodynamics, best doing around 40/50 due to bad sidewinds was 22 mpg!
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Mikeg1
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Post by Mikeg1 » Sat Apr 23, 2022 3:33 pm

Felindre, back in the day, before we retired from the camping malarkey, we bought a new folding camper, when my towcar was a Passat. It wasn't cheap, but we went for it because we could garage it, and it avoided the towing hit you describe.

When you report your non-tow numbers, is this in Eco drive mode?
Mike. West Yorks.

MY22 B4P R Design 8 sp auto, Thunder Grey with Climate, Park Assist, Android Auto, Car Protection & mudflaps, Service Plan.

Ordered 02/11/21, collected 17/11/21

Felindre
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Post by Felindre » Sat Apr 23, 2022 4:45 pm

Sort of, my default is custom mode with engine in ECO everything else normal. I find the accelerator is less aggressive in this mode and it gives me coasting. So my default at drive away is a double press of the mode button to go into custom, wish it would remember by default.
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Ordered 14 Dec 20, delivered 10 March 21

Mikeg1
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Post by Mikeg1 » Sat Apr 23, 2022 6:00 pm

I'll have to try that. Those numbers are impressive 👏🏻
Mike. West Yorks.

MY22 B4P R Design 8 sp auto, Thunder Grey with Climate, Park Assist, Android Auto, Car Protection & mudflaps, Service Plan.

Ordered 02/11/21, collected 17/11/21

Andy40
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Post by Andy40 » Sat Apr 23, 2022 6:09 pm

Impressive figures there Mike 👍🏻

Hopefully on a decent run in a few months of a couple of hundred miles, so I’ll try the Eco out again 😁

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Post by Andy40 » Sat Apr 23, 2022 6:11 pm

Felindre wrote:
Sat Apr 23, 2022 4:45 pm
Sort of, my default is custom mode with engine in ECO everything else normal. I find the accelerator is less aggressive in this mode and it gives me coasting. So my default at drive away is a double press of the mode button to go into custom, wish it would remember by default.
I need to look again to double check - but I can set mine to default to whichever mode I choose.

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