Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
Re: Super unleaded
Well, I've used exclusively Shell Optimax for the last couple of months and 6 full tanks and to be honest I can't feel any difference in performance whatsoever from Tesco 95ron which I've always used in the past. No more responsiveness, no better accelaration as far as I'm concerned.
However... fuel economy is definitely better; on 95 ron I was averaging 29.7 (according to the trip computer) and since I've been on the Optimax I'm up to 31.9, both averages have taken in a ususal mix of town/motorway driving over a decent period of time
The Optimax costs 91.9/l compared to 85.9 for unleaded so the extra cost is roughly matched by the better economy so I'm going to stick with Optimax. If the overall cost is the same then I may as well have the cleaning properties etc of Optimax
There is a BP garage a bit nearer to me than Shell, has anybody had the chance to compare BP Ultimate vs Optimax?