I did a run today from near Coventry via A14, M1, M25, A3 where I parked in Guildford. There were no traffic hold ups, a couple of times we had free flowing speed restrictions of 40mph but most of the trip was with the cruise control set at 70mph.
The car was running on regular Shell with Millers added (as always), the DPF is still in place, so is the EGR, there is no remap. The car was running sweetly. As you will see I got a pretty good average MPG. The 'A' average is just over 42 mpg. When the tank shows half empty I usually show 300 miles, today I managed 350 at half full!
Someone said to me, "so whats so special about an Alfa Romeo then?" I told him, "If you have to ask, you wont understand".
Driving Brera S 2.2, wife drives 939 Spider 2.2 and there is a 1972 Spider 2000 S2 in the garage for fun days.
I have to admit, the main thing steering me towards the GT as opposed to the 159 is the poor fuel economy of the bigger car.
But if that kind of economy is possible, then perhaps a 159 with DPF delete might be a viable contender...
I cant say what the effect of a DPF delete would have, I wont be having one, cant see the point.
What anyone should remember when buying a car with a diesel engine, if you'r doing short journey's, then dont bay a diesel as you will be disappointed and no matter what you do fuel consumption will suffer.
Yeh, I've found journeys where I have started with a warm engine, and pretty much straight on the M-way I can get decent mpg (not got over 50 yet!), its the cold, slow miles before that which kill the mpg!
Just a question though, is that there is 'no' remap?
To be honest, the only real way of check consumption is number of miles refill to refill. I always reset the mileage trip when I fill, so when I refill next I'll do the arithmetical, but I already know its going to be good.
I've just brimmed mine for the first time since cleaning out my dpf, and Iknow my speedometer and odometer are precise now.
I had a good run over 25 miles lastnight from Tranent, around the Edinburgh bypss and out to my home. There's a 150m rise in elevation and pleanty of hills and despite having a blast against a friend in a BMW, Trip A was showing 45 which surprised me. I'm sure I can get it down
It will be interesting to see how it works out when I refill
I use 'road trip' (or the free 'road trip lite') on the iphone, to keep tracks on mine, an average of 43.91mpg (14.6p/mile, and get 15p/mile from work) over 10 tanks. There are others like fuelly too. However, Trip A seems pretty accurate for me.
As mentioned you can get oddities, got 47.7 on the penultimate fill, but down to 41.5 on the last (the display read roughly the same), so probably down to not properly brimming the last time than my driving.
I know about Fuelly, and it's not hard using a calculator at the end of the day, but there isn't much point in making comparisons unless we bother to check how accurate the odometer is and take that into consideration when calculating the mpg
I could only get 40 to 45 mpg out of my 1.9 once it had past 15,000 miles. That said, having changed to the Tbi i get an abolute max of 36 mpg on my monday morning commute, 90 miles of motorway and a road from nottingham to evesham way. I think a lot of the mpg is gained in driving style, when i review my average speed and journey times when caning it or just following the flow, they are pretty much the same. So i just go with the flow now and add 8 to 10 mpg with each journey...well except fridays journey home that is