[200q20v] Re: [V8] V8 and 200q20v difference

Huw Powell audi at mediaone.net
Tue Feb 5 17:48:37 EST 2002

> > steady 70 mph on the freeway always gave me 30-32 mpg.  Could tires make a
> > difference?
> I'm sure a taller-than-stock tire might either

> b) give false readings for the mileage, indicating that the car has gone
> further than what it actually has, on the gas measured at the pump, thereby
> increasing mileage calculations.

actually a taller tire will have the opposite effect.  lower indicated
speed and distance travelled.

tread and tire style could affect economy, of course.

it also seems that some of these i5's deliver better economy than
expected, even when quite old.  and some, worse.

Huw Powell



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