Hi all, had a trip down to Cheltenham this afternoon to drop Adam back to Uni.
On the way down i used the QTronic in Manual Mode changing with paddles/stick with the following results.
Duration - 1hr 15 minutes
Distance - 62.1 miles
Avg Speed - 49.7 mph (i calculated this time & distance)
Economy - 23.6 mpg
The return journey I used the QTronic in full Auto mode with these results
Duration - 1hr 19 minutes
distance - 62.4 miles
Avg Speed - 47.3 mph (i calculated this time & distance)
Economy - 20.9 mpg
Intersting results eh?
The main thing i've noticed both on this journey and since having the car is that the the auto mode does seem to hold in lower gears for longer than i would expect. My driving style does tend to change up sooner - short shifting and thus more economical but not necessarily slower.
The auto box does also seem to take into account the position of the throttle, if you are driving a bit "enthusiastically" then the gearbox tends to reflect this, where as a more sedate style the changes are smoother and shorter.
Anyway it was fun and a nice longish run for the Brera