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159 1750 TBi Economy

What sort of economy are people seeing from the 1750 TBi engine...?

I have covered 500 miles in my 159 1750 TBi Ti Saloon so far... and have yet to see the Average MPG go above 25 mpg...

This is a combination of town and motorway driving... (around town only it drops to around 20 mpg...)

I saw 28 mpg when I had my BMW 325i SE Coupe... so was expecting at least the same.

I understand that the car's new... so maybe it'll improve... but wondered what other people were seeing...?
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I've managed to get it down to 14.2 l/100km (19.9mpg)
by consistently driving like a hooligan.

 
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I dont own one so cant say for sure but ive taken a couple for test drives that had several thousand miles on the clock. They were both demonstrators so im sure they had been well thrashed but one was showing about 25mpg for whole life and the pther about 23.5. Looks like the new engines havent cracked fuel economy yet till they pop the multiair system on the 1750
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I had one as a loan car recently, it had covered about 4K, it was achieving around 28mpg, that was mixed A and B roads, no Mway, so I would expect to see 30mg once the novelty had worn off!
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I`v covered around 1600 miles in mine and I am getting an average of around 28-29 with a lot of Motorway miles
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Having 13.2 liters/100 km with 4000 km on the clock. Lately, only city driving on short distances. On very high speed motorway (Germany) driving when new, I saw 12.4 l/100 km.
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I guess I'd better get used to the fact that I'll be racking up my Shell points pretty quick...
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I`ve covered around 1600 miles in mine and I am getting an average of around 28-29 with a lot of Motorway miles
Economy is no better than the 2.2 JTS by the sounds of it!

I've been thinking of changing to a TBi next time but I'm not sure it's really worth it.
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^^^^ Exactly what I was just going to say. Looks like the dreaded Alfa myth of being even slightly reasonably economical strikes again. When are they going to realise you just can't get away with 1990's economy figures anymore?
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That's right.

How did they get 34 mpg on the combined cycle? It is supposed to be nearly 4 mpg better than the 2.2 JTS so in theory low 30s should easily be achievable
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Oh, I thought we were playing go-for-the-worst-possible-consumption....

My bad.


Normally it gives ~10.2 l/100km for commute driving.
9.4 l/100km for autoroute blasts at the 130kph speed limit.
 
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Oh, I thought we were playing go-for-the-worst-possible-consumption....

My bad.


Normally it gives ~10.2 l/100km for commute driving.
9.4 l/100km for autoroute blasts at the 130kph speed limit.
Definitely no better than the 2.2 JTS then
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Errr, my Brera would only hit 10 l/100km at 130.
 
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Now if you had bought the lovely 2.0 diesel you could get about 6.75l per 100km......

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Nah. Who wants a stinky Derv when
you can have a lovely Turbo Benzina?


6,9,10,16 l/100km it's all the same to me.

 
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Nah. Who wants a stinky Derv when
you can have a lovely Turbo Benzina?


6,9,10,16 l/100km it's all the same to me.

Too right
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Is this a good time to mention that fuel in the UK went up today by about 1p/litre, and it is due to go up by another 3p in early April when they add even more duty!.
 
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The 2.0 JTDm isnt much better...I only average around 34mpg!
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Try 20 litres/100km for the 3.2.

Frickin' awesome....
 
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The 2.0 JTDm isnt much better...I only average around 34mpg!
I would have to agree Dan. I would only get that if i was really really careful. Bit gutted really.
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Is this a good time to mention that fuel in the UK went up today by about 1p/litre, and it is due to go up by another 3p in early April when they add even more duty!.
Not really.

Friggin Labour government
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we've just got hold of a 1750 sw. its a great car. but the economy... not what i was expecting.
a mainly motorway round trip of 280 miles returned just about bang on 30mpg. average speed about 60, both according to the computer.
about the same as everyone else reported.
the car has done about 2.5k miles, so not brand new, and still a little loosening up to do.
pretty poor compared to the quoted stats...

why mention it, odd but true its about exactly the same as our other car - an M3.
A full fat 8 year old 3.2l 323g c02 super unleaded monster. I must of done this journey 20 times over the last 4 years. the M3 has never been worse than 27mpg or better than 32. the lowest mpg trips are about 60 mins faster than the best mpg. or another way. i pay an extra 4 in petrol for 60 minutes less in the car. a true bargain.

must say i was expecting a new super duper special 4 cylinder to be a little better than the old gas guzzler....


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These figures for the 1750 are cr*p, this is a new engine that appears to be no better than the 2.2 it replaced, when will Alfa learn that in these times economy is getting to be very important.
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why mention it, odd but true its about exactly the same as our other car - an M3.
A full fat 8 year old 3.2l 323g c02 super unleaded monster. I must of done this journey 20 times over the last 4 years. the M3 has never been worse than 27mpg or better than 32. the lowest mpg trips are about 60 mins faster than the best mpg. or another way. i pay an extra 4 in petrol for 60 minutes less in the car. a true bargain.
Funny you say that, I could get 30mpg on my GT V6 3.2 when I did a long motorway run, at motorway speeds!
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Managed 30.2mpg on a 90mile motorway jaunt yesterday, which has improved my average economy to 25.8mpg over nearly 2500mile.


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