Terrible Gas Mileage? New Member Help - AudiWorld Forums

Go Back   AudiWorld Forums > Audi Models > Audi A7 / S7 / RS 7 > A7
Log In 


A7 Discussion forum for the Audi A7

Terrible Gas Mileage? New Member Help

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-07-2014, 03:13 PM   #1
AudiWorld Newcomer
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 6
Default Terrible Gas Mileage? New Member Help

Hey guys -

So I picked up my new 2014 A7 TFSI from the dealer about a month ago. I could go on and on about its beauty and performance but that's been said many times before. I love the car, but am astonished at the very low gas mileage I'm getting. In city driving, I'm averaging between 10-12 /MPH, and on the highway around 17-18 / MPH.

I live in Santa Monica, CA and drive city about 90% of the time, most of which avoids stop-and-go traffic. I certainly don't accelerate hard most of the time, but here and there I do. Most of the time, the Auto drive function is on and I usually take short trips (30min max). In every other car I've driven, I usually average right around the EPA benchmark. But this car is killing me with this terrible efficiency.

If I knew it would be this bad, I would have gotten the TDI instead. Do you guys have any idea what's wrong?
tjr132 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 03:21 PM   #2
AudiWorld Newcomer
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 6
Default

Sorry - its 10-12/MPG city and 17-18/MPG highway. Not the MPH. In the city, I'm probably average 30-40 MPH.
tjr132 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 06:00 PM   #3
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: CA
Posts: 1,139
Default

Are you sure you are not "testing" your new car more often than needed?
feralc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 07:10 PM   #4
AudiWorld Member
 
Omnipotent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Windermere, FL.
Posts: 124
Default

Shouldn't be anywhere near that bad..?

That's NA V8 territory.
__________________
2013 A7 - Revo tune |Stasis Exhaust |Injen Intake |Eibach Springs | S7 pedals | S7 shift **** | Niche Targa 20x10.5
Omnipotent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 07:48 PM   #5
AudiWorld Super User
 
tenspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Honeoye New York USA
Posts: 2,635
Default

Start by checking your tire air pressure. Soft tires will drink gas.

What mode do you usually drive in?
__________________
As I've grown older, I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible,
but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake
tenspeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 11:33 PM   #6
Audiworld Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 32
Default

Are you putting 91octane gas??

Quote:
Originally Posted by tjr132 View Post
Hey guys -

So I picked up my new 2014 A7 TFSI from the dealer about a month ago. I could go on and on about its beauty and performance but that's been said many times before. I love the car, but am astonished at the very low gas mileage I'm getting. In city driving, I'm averaging between 10-12 /MPH, and on the highway around 17-18 / MPH.

I live in Santa Monica, CA and drive city about 90% of the time, most of which avoids stop-and-go traffic. I certainly don't accelerate hard most of the time, but here and there I do. Most of the time, the Auto drive function is on and I usually take short trips (30min max). In every other car I've driven, I usually average right around the EPA benchmark. But this car is killing me with this terrible efficiency.

If I knew it would be this bad, I would have gotten the TDI instead. Do you guys have any idea what's wrong?
__________________
_______________________________

AUDI A7 2012 PRESTIGE
ACURA NSX 1992 - 02 Converted. - SOLD
MERCEDES-BENZ GL450 2013
dreamerstudio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2014, 05:52 AM   #7
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 433
Default

I see more Teslas in Santa Monica than anything else these days. What were you driving prior to the A7? Perhaps you have some old habits to break or maybe you're not driving hard enough? I you've been doing nothing buy city since you bought it, you need to break it in properly and go for a drive on an open highway and put some miles on it.
in2dwww is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2014, 05:58 AM   #8
Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
 
Kris Hansen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1998
Posts: 66,550,053
Send a message via MSN to Kris Hansen
Default

I'd certainly ask at your dealer. I've actually found the 3.0TFSI engine to be pretty frugal considering its output, those numbers sound way too low.
__________________
Kris Hansen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2014, 06:34 AM   #9
AudiWorld Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Posts: 514
Default

What's your instant MPG? For me cruising at 60-70mph on a flat surface with cruise control (DCC) on my instant MPG is 29-33.

As previous post said check your tier pressures. With cold snaps around the country your pressure might be low. I run at 35 front and 33 rear. Always check this with cold tires.
chicagoA6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2014, 08:10 AM   #10
AudiWorld Senior Member
 
looking@audi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 797
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tjr132 View Post
Hey guys -

So I picked up my new 2014 A7 TFSI from the dealer about a month ago.
Mileage will improve as the engine gets broken in. Give it some time.

In the interim - relax and enjoy your A7.
looking@audi is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Current gen S5 vs. 2017/18 S5 Hova26 Audi A5 / S5 / RS5 Coupe & Cabrio 6 09-29-2015 01:12 PM
APR Tune Net Nannies stay away dougpaper A6 (C7 Platform) Discussion 9 09-28-2015 02:47 PM
Long Term Update Bad Andy Q5/SQ5 Discussion 8 09-27-2015 04:52 PM
average "New To Me 2010 A4" post brjones A4 (B8 Platform) Discussion 0 09-23-2015 10:32 PM
Audi Other 2013 Audi RS5 (low mileage) $61,000 buiyahkah Vehicles For Sale 0 09-07-2015 10:29 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:02 AM.