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Originally Posted by Pud237 View Post
Perhaps your Puma wasn't running right. I found mine to be economical, doing mid thirties on tank averages and over 40mpg on a long run.
Maybe, I have managed 35mpg on a run. It seems to drive well enough and passes emissions tests ok though.

I think you tend to drive them quite hard.

There seems to be quite a variaton between each car though, the folks on Puma people either have a good economical one or a thirsty one.

The BMW has averaged 33mpg this week.
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But... even the non-M engines achieve better BHP / mpg without the benefit of throttle bodies. Symon's 528i is probably a quarter of a tonne heavier that the Puma, has 2 more cyclinders, 30% more power (?).... so how does it give better fuel consumption?
the ITB's are power not MPG
VANOS/VVT-i and trick ECU will do MPG while delivering more punch in the correct conditions!
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the other thing where will u drive m3 if u ask me e36 m3 or e46 m3 i prefer e36 coz e46 shape gave lots of problem ok its new but they made newer one petrol and repair cost is lots of money and insurance....ok they r good machine faster than most of the cars but where ll u drive expect if u r not going to silverstone coz u can see full power on that road..the other think fiat coupe 20vt is faster than alfa but more expensive to keep it..i have 2.0gtv i eat 328ci on motorway in the end most of the time driver is important too
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