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147 Selespeed Fuel Consumption Query

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I have just joined this forum and hopefully I will get some information I need in respect to an small query I have in respect to my Alfa 147. I am from South Africa for those who do not know where Namaqualand and Gauteng are (Namaqualand is in the Northern Cape Province on the West Coast of SA. The travel distance is some 1,267km between Johannesburg (Gauteng) and Springbok (Namaqualand) and takes some 12 hours solid driving.
I drive a 147 Selespeed and have found that my urban cycle driving returns a fuel consumption of some 8.6L/100KM where as if I do open road driving the car returns a fuel consumption of some 9.6L/100KM and that is at +-122 actual Km per Hour using a Garmin to set the speed control. The 147's speedo shows some 128-130 Km per Hour. At the same time the road is very flat (no mountains or passes) and obviously the normal traffic found between Gauteng and Namaqualand via Kuruman.
If I drive very carefully during the urban cycle I can get up to 8.3L/100km.
Can anybody out there throw some light on me problem or is this normal for a 147.
On a long trip like this my Giulia with a 1750 engine givens me a better fuel consumption.

Thanks and heres hoping to hear from someone.



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Re: 147 Selespeed Fuel Consumption Query

Hi Norman-welcome to the forum.
You must be very happy, having these values for a 2.0 litre car!
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Re: 147 Selespeed Fuel Consumption Query

Those figures are very good.
I never get anywhere near those in London.

So you don't have a problem!!
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