Go Back   AudiWorld Forums > General Car Discussion > Other (Non-Audi) Autos Discussion
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Other (Non-Audi) Autos Discussion Discussion forum for non-Audi vehicles

Welcome to AudiWorld Forums!
Welcome to AudiWorld.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the AudiWorld Forums community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-21-2012, 01:06 PM   #1
AudiWorld Super User
Account #: 4402
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 2,004
Default 328i EPA mpg numbers revised downward (second try)

The new numbers are 23/33mpg for the auto, down from 24/36 (I think [BMW site specs].

A discussion on bimmerfest states the numbers for the manual are 23/34. This doesn't automatically imply the initial numbers were too good to be true, but maybe they were. Did BMW screw up? Or maybe the EPA did? Regardless, as I said before, I'll wait for Consumer Reports' real-world testing. Most tests done for the EPA are just simulations, with occasional verification by the EPA with dyno testing. Also, while the EPA highway test is probably more representative of typical driving, many of us are interested in true highway cruising for which CR provides measured mpgs, which tend to be much higher than EPA. Go to the EPA test sire to see what kinds of speed patterns they actually use.
av_audi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 02:31 PM   #2
AudiWorld Senior Member
Account #: 151044
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 1,060
Send a message via AIM to Blake P
Default

*checks to make sure he's not on a BMW forum... scratches head*
__________________
2012 Q7 3.0T: graphite, prestige, S Line Plus, adaptive air suspension
Blake P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 02:56 PM   #3
AudiWorld Super User
Account #: 4402
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 2,004
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blake P View Post
*checks to make sure he's not on a BMW forum... scratches head*
Sorry it comes across that way. Think of this as a followup to some of the shootout reviews that were posted a week or two ago. A very big deal was made about how the 328i was getting so much better gas mileage than the A4, and so the engine must have been a substantial improvement over the A4's 2.0T. Now that the 328i hwy mpgs have been revised down to 33mpg, it is not an efficiency standout anymore once you factor in the increased weight and reduced efficiency of AWD on the A4 (about 7-10% penalty).

Last edited by av_audi; 03-22-2012 at 09:31 AM.
av_audi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 11:37 PM   #4
AudiWorld Super User
Account #: 45047
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3,355
Default

I think it matters much. The 3 is a direct competitor to the A4. When I first read about the new 3's mpg numbers, I was stunned and wowed. Now it doesn't seem like such a big improvement. That, coupled with the odd headlight styling, and I am turned off all around.
__________________
2003 1.8T CVT
Brilliant Black, Beige
Premium
Sport
xenons
polished tips
SFV A4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 11:37 PM
AudiWorld
Audi R8




Paid Advertisement
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
06, 2000, 328i, epa, mpg, revised, revisions


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:57 PM.


Copyright 2014 AudiWorld.com Audi Enthusiast Community