Am a little disappointed with the fuel economy with my new 159 to say the least.
After nearly 600 miles, much on motorways I'm getting 33 according to the trip.
Am I worrying a tad, or is this kind of consumption on a par with other cars?
A thread like this seems to crop up here almost every week, each one gets almost exactly the same comments, experiences and advice from existing 159 owners, none of which add very much to our sum of knowledge.
My own 1.9 isn't particularly economical, though I'm not really complaining, I love almost everything else about the car so much, that it's not much of a problem. Best I've ever got, tootling gently around the French countryside on holiday was about 42 measured brim to brim, not trusting the car's computer, which read about 46. The worst figures, all short journeys around town in winter about 27, and most of the time with a mixture of town driving, country roads and some motorway stuff about 38. I don't drive particularly fast most of the time, and if anyone claims to be getting much better than that from a similar car, I'd be rather dubious, but many on here either believe the computer, they seem to vary a fair amount, or don't do accurate checks.
From the example quoted above, I'd expect more like 38 or thereabouts, less if you're using all the car's performance.
On what other cars achieve, forget the advertised figures, BMW claim well over 50 for the current 320, but a friend who has a newish one is getting just over 40, and he's not a particularly racy driver either. BMW tell him he'll do better as the miles creep up, but I'm not so sure. I'm up to 22,000 now in my 159, and the figures haven't really changed much from when it was new.