2009 Ford Mondeo 1.8 TDCi Blog and fuel consumption figures

Discussion in 'Diesel powered automobiles' started by maxalan, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Super Moderator Staff Member

    Nice work! Beating the NEDC is a serious challenge.
     
  2. maxalan

    maxalan Active Member

    Filled up today after the weekend jaunt as the display said I only had 40 miles worth of diesel left in the tank. Since the last fill up I've done 852 miles and refilled with 64.82 litres...making that 59.75 mpgUK, beating Ford's official figures. Now I am pleased, but just hope I can keep it up.
     
  3. maxalan

    maxalan Active Member

    Another trip to Weston-super-Mare from Stafford and back again yesterday. With a bit of luck this will be the last such trip I'll have to do to that part of the country for a good while.

    Stafford to Weston: 128 miles at 64.2 mpg
    Weston to Stafford: 128.1 miles at 66 mpg
     
  4. groar

    groar X-Frenchy: very

    55 MPGus = 4.3L/100 is great for such a cold weather.

    What is the average speed of your trip ?

    In my wife's scenic (1.9 DCI = diesel common rail) we can reach such a result only during summer and by limiting the speed at 110km/h = 68mph

    Denis.
     
  5. maxalan

    maxalan Active Member

    Well, as I've mentioned in a previous post, my FCD is about 7 (ish) mpg out. So the 66 mpg I see is in reality about 59mpgUK or 49 mpgUS. Still not bad and I'm quite pleased. The average temperature for the trip was around 10 Deg C.

    Now for the average mph. I've adopted the 10 mph under the speed limit rule, so on motorways I limit my top speed to 60 mph, except for going downhill when gravity has an effect. I've just been outside to check the average mph on the FCD.

    Bearing in mind that of the 128 miles travelled, around 9 miles would have been done around town, I'm sure the display showed either 52 or 54 mph. I've been into town today and done about 6 miles, the display now shows an average of 48 mph with 134.2 miles travelled.

    Alan
     
  6. maxalan

    maxalan Active Member

    Filled up the tank on Tuesday as I only had 375 miles left in the tank, had an idea diesel prices might go up again and have got another 400 mile trip down to Wareham coming up this weekend. On calculating my FE for the fill up I did 488 miles and averaged 55.28 mpg.

    So, down to Wareham this weekend. Wonder if I can beat the FCD figure of 66 mpg - or have I reached my limit?
     
  7. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    You've never reached your limit when it comes to hypermiling. ;)
     
  8. maxalan

    maxalan Active Member

    I didn't do that well this time round on the trip to Wareham and back. Considering the temperature difference from last time 7 to 8 Deg C down to between -0.5 to 2 Deg C this time and the fact that I was travelling at 70 instead of 60 mph for at least half the journey, I didn't do all that bad. 62.4 mpg on the way down and 62 mpg on the way back.
     
  9. maxalan

    maxalan Active Member

    Filled up the tank yesterday. Slightly better mpg than the last tank. Managed to get 55.66 mpgUK for 694 miles travelled.
     
  10. maxalan

    maxalan Active Member

    Just goes to show Hypermiling does work....

    I've only every hypermiled my Mondeo and never really driven it normally. Yesterday, however, started work at 8, had a very hard day at work, only decaf tea to drink and working through lunch with nothing to eat, when 5:30 came I wanted to get home as quickly as possible.

    I stuck to the speed limits (mostly 50 & 60 mph) and drove the car how I would have done normally (about 4 months ago). My mileage of late has been in the high 50s and low 60s. Tonight however I only managed 53.2 mpg...and to be honest some of that was coasting at the speed limit.

    ...and the moral of this story is...Keep Hypermiling :)
     
  11. maxalan

    maxalan Active Member

    Now the temperature seems to have settled down of late (not so many freezing temperatures), I thought I'd give a go at travelling the shorter route to work again, albeit with lots of stops/starts. This equates to a 9.7 mile trip instead of 16.1 miles.

    At very low temperatures I calculated that the amount of fuel used over the long distance was pretty close to that used over the shorter distance (which is why I've been travelling the long but scenic route to work). What I've discovered over the last 2 days, is that now the temperature at night hasn't been below 6 Deg C, I'm getting better mpg on the short trip.
    I know 2 days isn't much to go on, so I'll keep it up for another week and report back with any findings.
     
  12. maxalan

    maxalan Active Member

    Just got back from a trip to Wareham to clean the caravan. I took the wife's Ford Galaxy (7 seater) MPV as there's enough room in there to put the step ladders and awning.

    Now the Galaxy's a 2.0 Litre TDCi and as such only capable of 47 mpgUK on a combined cycle. As a hypermiler the challenge was on to see what it was really capable of. I got a very reasonable 55 mpg on the way down...at least I thought it was reasonable until I got 63.2 mpg on the way back.

    ...can't wait to sell the Mondeo now and get a 2010 Prius...only a few weeks now left to wait.
     
  13. groar

    groar X-Frenchy: very

    Congrats with the MPV. My wife's Renault Scenic can have great results at low speed and hot enough temperature.

    I can't wait to be able to say to myself "...can't wait to sell the XXX now and get a second hand Prius...only a few weeks now left to wait."

    Denis.
     
  14. maxalan

    maxalan Active Member

    Thanks Denis,

    So what kind of mpg do you get out of the Scenic? And is it the 1.5 or the 1.9dCi
    I'm just waiting for some monies to come through now and I'll be out hunting for a Prius. Maybe I should go and test drive one...who knows I might not even like it.

    Off to Wareham in the Galaxy again this weekend. This time fully laden with the Wife, 3 kids, two dogs and a boot full of stuff to set up the caravan awning. Don't suppose I'll be able to achieve the same kind of mpg this time.
     
  15. groar

    groar X-Frenchy: very

    My wife's scenic is the old 2001 1.9 dci rated @ 4.9L/100 = 48mpgUS on the highway.

    In winter with great weather we can have only highway rating if we drive it cool (110km/h = 68mph). With frozen temps, winds, mountains and PSL (130km/h = 81mph) this is 7.5L/100 = 31mpgUS.

    In summer we can get 4.0L/100 = 58.8mpgUS.

    She gets 5.0-5.5L/100 = 42.8-47.0mpgUS in daily commutes.

    Hope you'll like your try of a flying carpet (Prius).

    Have fun,

    Denis.
     
  16. maxalan

    maxalan Active Member

    That's pretty good going Denis. You should be pleased with that kind of mileage.

    ...Well I've gone and done it...bought a Prius. Will be picking it up on Wednesday and I feel like a kid with a new toy and I've not even got it yet :)
     
  17. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Did you buy a new one or a used Prius?
     
  18. maxalan

    maxalan Active Member

    You just caught me before we go to the caravan....Used, but only 1560 miles on the clock... at T spirit in Pearlescent white with leather seats :D
     
  19. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Wow -- sounds nice! I guess that means it is one of the newest generation of Prius?
     
  20. groar

    groar X-Frenchy: very

    With a solar panel on the roof ? :cool:

    Denis.
     

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