Originally Posted by DJ bro
It is possible ji. Read the blog on the link. AutocarIndia had done 33kmpl in a Ford Fiesta in 2008. A Manza owner had done 35kmpl in Coimbatore. The Cardekho guys themselves got 39kmpl in a Scala and since the Aspire is a lighter car, it has managed 45 and more kilometers per liter.
There also have been mentioned the manner and conditions in which the car was driven to achieve such figures.
If the 25 kmpl claimed Aspire can give such mileage, just imagine what could the Jazz, Ciaz and Baleno could give!
DJ Bro these 30-35 kmpl figures would have been achieved for FE purpose only. In realistic driving conditions, getting 20-25 kmpl is what 80% of the users wish for. These 30 kmpl tests would havs been deliberately conducted for high fuel efficiency readings; I doubt that the drivers of theae cars would have gone past 2.5k RPM (petrol) or 2k RPM (diesel). ARAI ratings are almost realistic, but still only a handful get the claimed figure - and they are those who can do anything for fuel efficiency. I am sure that these Figo Aspire and Manza drivers would have stayed in the top gear with 45-60 kmph speeds (and negligible throttle input) to get such figures even on MID.
And as far as MID readings go, that is simply a screen to give you an *idea* of how efficient is your driving. You drive in the 2-3k RPM range and it shows a healthy 15 kmpl reading, dip the throttle to the floor and see the readings disappear. I mean, it doesn't take into account all the factors. You leave the accelerator when slowing down (say, for a signal) and it will show maximum mileage - but how that can be treated as maximun mileage when accelerator is not used (I mean how will a car move then). DTE and Instant FE counters vary only by accelerator input and not be actual calculations. Suppose, you drive at 10 kmph in 5th gear, it will say you are getting 30 kmpl!
OTOH you are causing more harm to the engine and thus getting lower milesge than driving at 45 kmph in 5th gear.
In realistic driving conditions, i.e. proper use of clutch, brake and throttle, changing gears, stopping, inclines, reversing, etc., I am sure no car will give these figures, be it our small 800cc Altos or FE tuned Balenos.
Going by these ACI blogs, Baleno (bashed in and out for being super-light) would easily manage 60 kmpl. Wow, I am seeing FE from a different way it seems! Honda (2 wheelers) better donate that "SAATH" (= "60") kmpl Ad to Maruti now.