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      04-05-2007, 06:31 PM   #1
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Fuels as tested by Fifth Gear

Hi guys, know this has been the subject of another thread as to what fuel we use but this my first thread so go easy!

Currently on Foxtel they are showing old repeats from a few years ago of the UK car programme Fifth Gear (like Top Gear except have a hotter presenter by the name of Vicki! at least from my point of view.)

Anyway, programme last night tested "normal" supermarket 95 fuel, BP ultimate and Shell optimax.

Three new cars (2004) were used - Clio, GTI golf and Subaru WRX.

Results:

Clio

Supermarket - 81 BHP
BP - 81 BHP
Shell - 81 BHP

GTI

Supermarket - 172 BHP
BP - 174 BHP
Shell - 177 BHP

WRX

Supermarket - 235 BHP
BP - 248 BHP
Shell - 249 BHP

Also tested torque:

Supermarket - 232 pounds
BP - 248 pounds
Shell - 258 pounds

It seems that Shell is the clear winner, but only in performance vehicles. I know I use Shell in my car and seems that most of us without a BP card from work do as well.

What I'm unsure about is whether it would have any affect substantially on my 320i. Any thoughts?
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That's good news. I've been using the Shell Mastercard to get 5% off of gas prices so while gas here is almost $3/gallon, I'm ONLY paying $2.85.
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      04-06-2007, 02:55 AM   #3
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BP Ultimate and Shell V Power are updated from what was tested 5th. Gear.
I still think Shell has it over BP though. Shell V power Racing is a bit better again, 5% ethanol, 100 octane. The Clio looks like it does not have knock sensors and active ignition timing. BMW cranks the timing up automatically to suit the octane rating being used.
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hahah i guess this means caltex is = to no frills
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