Speaking on mileage, Me & my friend achieved an unbelievable 45 KMPL - THATS RIGHT 45 KM to a liter of DIESEL !
Vehicle : Brand New Swift DDis Ldi ( The year was 2011 - old model swift)
Test Drive Range : 185 km
1. Driving speed 65 KMPH - Thats the minimum possible speed with out knocking in 5th gear in DDis.
2. No A/c
3. Correct tyre pressure
4. Was really carefull while driving - Never over accelerated.
5. Full HIGHWAY driving
6. Fuel measurement - Auto cut off - Auto cut off.
Opening & Closing in the same fuel station (Indian oil) - Even in the same fuel pumping machine.
8. Early morning drive
When we covered 185 Km, before refilling the Fuel Gauge was lowered by a slight position only.
We were amazed by the fuel consumption figure.
(Our 1st testing - which contains 20% city driving returned only 35 KMPL)
In fact - when we shared this wonder, people never believed us - they were telling about craps like air gap, this that.
But, Honestly the fuel gauge never came down more than a millimeter.
have also read a news on tata Manza delivering 47 kmpl - on a 40-50 km test drive.
Common Rails - are the future! No wonder the technology gave diesel cars a rebirth.
Members out there can also test their cars and give their figures. Im sure all CRDi engines will deliver a minimum of atleast 35 KMPL.