[BiturboS4] mostly ranting

Ti Kan ti at amb.org
Fri Oct 18 12:47:03 EDT 2002

I find the S4's gas mileage to be highly variable (depending on how you
drive and traffic conditions).  Seeing the trip computer display in
"instantaneous" mode will bear this out.  In "average" mode, I get
something like 22 mpg in mixed city and highway driving on a whole tankful
most of the time.  If I drive the car hard and add lots of start/stop city
driving to the mix, it drops to about 19 mpg.

I once wanted to see just how high I could get the average to go on an
all-highway trip, so I babied the throttle and stayed at the speed limit.
I got 29 mpg average on the tank!

I also find the trip computer to be about 2 mpg too optimistic compared
to the calculated reality.

2003 A4 1.8T multitronic
2001 S4 biturbo 6-sp
1984 5000S turbo
1980 4000 2.0 5-sp
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