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      05-19-2013, 11:08 AM   #1
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320 ci and cd mpg?

Any idea about mpg consumption on e46? Looking at 320ci and 320cd.

Wife had a 318ci and it was averaging 30mpg. I appreciate 320cd will do more, but how much more?

And finally, if anyone has Audi tt mk1 180bhp mpg figures that would be handy.

Honestjohn website only does current vehicles.

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while not coupe my e46 320D M sport saloon use to return between 42 to 46mpg.

This was post remap up to about 195bhp as well.
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Check fuelly for figures on those exact models.
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The 320ci is a 6 pot, it does the same as the 330ci but a lot less power.
Both will do around 25mpg.

The 320cd is a 4 pot diesel, in manual guise 45mpg, in auto around 35mpg.
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Thanks, did not know the 2.0 was 6 cylinder.

Fuel economy looks similar for a 2.0 e46 and 180 TT.

My wife had a 318 e46 convertible but I found it abit gutless. So unsure if I want to go back to it but a coupe version.
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my misses got a e46 320...the 6 cylinder one. Quoted mpg is about 24mpg I think...she get 17mpg as only does real london bumper to bumper traffic. It is also an auto!
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Got a e46 318ci (the 2 litre, 4 cylinder one), get roughly 28 ish.

the 320 is a little less.

The 320d manual your roughly looking at 40-45. Higher on the motorway. go for this mate.
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the only thing I would suggest is if u go for 320D is get swirl flaps sorted and get turbo checked. If it hunts when idling its a sure sign of swirl flaps issue so I've heard.

Saying that mine did 66k at point I sold it and generally was trouble free probably more free than my e90. Still miss it
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the only thing I would suggest is if u go for 320D is get swirl flaps sorted and get turbo checked. If it hunts when idling its a sure sign of swirl flaps issue so I've heard.

Saying that mine did 66k at point I sold it and generally was trouble free probably more free than my e90. Still miss it
What do you mean by HUNTS? My 330D burbles and shakes a little as if its desperate to get going when its idling. Is this the same thing?
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When I mean hunts while idlling the revs keep bouncing up and down on their own. Not talking a little blilp while idling
It generally would be a significant change in regv by hundreds of rpm. Last one I saw would change as much as 500 rpm difference plus
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