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Spule 4 11-09-2006 05:01 PM

PSA diesel for the Mini

The Toecutter 11-09-2006 06:30 PM

I wonder what fuel economy it gets.

omgwtfbyobbq 11-09-2006 06:56 PM

~60mpg in the UK, so maybe a shade under 50mpg US.

rh77 11-10-2006 06:11 AM


Originally Posted by omgwtfbyobbq
~60mpg in the UK, so maybe a shade under 50mpg US.

IIRC I did a calc from the English to Amercian MPG and I think there's an 18% difference (don't quote me on that -- just a foggy memory) -- so that would put the Mini at around 50.1.

When I was in Europe, I saw all these MPG numbers and was astounded -- later, it turns out that it was false American hopes -- had to subtract a few.


GasSavers_Tom 12-03-2006 02:39 AM

90HP/190Nm 1.4 D-4D
Why don't they just stay with the new 90HP/190Nm 1.4 D-4D from Toyota?

landspeed 12-05-2006 01:18 PM

The Toyota D-4D engines are *very* good. I drove a 150BHP Avensis D4-D over 150 miles, at average 56mph, with air-con on for about 30 mins, and with a cold start through town at the beginning, and got 91MPG UK (=75.8MPG US). Most people driving the car other than me tend to get 45MPG (UK) :)

The only problem is, being modern engines, they can't run veg oil (which is practically zero emissions).

omgwtfbyobbq 12-05-2006 04:15 PM

They can, but it's risky. Most modern diesels have very high pressure fuel injection systems, so in order to use the oil, it has to be much warmer than it has to be with older idi systems. Then there's the potential for the combusted products to gum up the rings, which isn't as much of a problem in an idi since combustion occurs in a prechamber. All in all it's safer/easier/probably cheaper to turn oil into biodiesel, at least for tdis.

GasSavers_Tom 12-08-2006 11:21 AM

How the h... can you ????

Originally Posted by landspeed
......got 91MPG UK (=75.8MPG US).....

How the h... can you (and some folks on http://www.spritmonitor.de/en/) get over 70 and even 100 MPG (US):eek: ??

Spule 4 12-09-2006 05:37 AM


Originally Posted by Tom
Why don't they just stay with the new 90HP/190Nm 1.4 D-4D from Toyota?

New engine contract, even the Mk1 Petrol (Chrysler) motors for the US are being replaced by PSA units for the Mk2.

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