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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:11 pm    Post subject: Winter tyre fuel economy Reply with quote

Since changing over to the winter set, my fuel economy has improved quite significantly.

My daily commute is 40 miles each way on the A34/M4 and I am now enjoying 28mpg on the Alpin PA4s compared to 25mpg on the PS3s. For reference, cruising speeds remain similar (where the weather permits)

Now I know that these figures come nowhere near D3 figures but I am mightily pleased with an improvement of 10% from the softer rubber and was wondering if any other sad geeks have been monitoring their fuel economy as closely during these colder months.

For research purposes, of course, perhaps you might like to share your experiences here Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i just wish our B3s did 25mpg! 20 is about the norm, but its mostly around town driving and my wife doesn't pay much attention to it either
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would expect 20mpg around town too.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

25mpg?

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