Fuel consumption 218i v. 220i

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Fuel consumption 218i v. 220i

Post by TBH1 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:58 pm

Is anyone able to provide some real world ideas on fuel consumption of the automatic 218i and 220i AT ? Driving will be predominantly short city hops, but with the possibility of some motorway driving.

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Re: Fuel consumption 218i v. 220i

Post by psquared » Mon May 01, 2017 8:08 pm

I have had my car nearly a year and done about 6000 miles. I record my consumption manually as, like most cars I have had, the computer is optimistic. I do mainly short local runs which gives me a consumption of high twenties/low thirties across a tankful of petrol. I mostly drive fairly gently as the urban area I live in has frequent mobile speed cameras. When I do have a good long journey I get high thirties/low forties and that includes brisk motorway driving.

Obviously a diesel would give better figures but would have cost me an extra £1500 and the short journeys raise the risk of DPF failure. And given the pollution concerns and possible restrictions I am happy I have not got one

I like the 220i engine and the 8 speed auto box is at least as good as any of the many autos I have owned. Especially with the sport settings on when I can escape from the urban areas it goes fast enough to keep me happy. I have not driven a 218i but I was concerned that with nearly 60 bhp less it would not be sufficiently powerful.
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Re: Fuel consumption 218i v. 220i

Post by chr1s » Mon May 01, 2017 10:29 pm

From Honest John 'real mpg' submissions (https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/bm ... ourer-2014):

Engine / Official mpg / Real mpg
218i / 53.3 - 55.4 / 41.2
218i auto / 53.3 - 55.4 / 38.5
220i / 46.3 - 47.9 / 35.7
220i auto / 48.7 - 50.4 / 37.7

3 weeks into my ownership of a 218i, the 41.2 mpg figure seems to be about right.

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Re: Fuel consumption 218i v. 220i

Post by psquared » Tue May 02, 2017 5:50 am

I would not disagree with the HJ figure for the 220i of 37.7. If I did a smaller proportion of very short journeys than I do this would be what I would expect to get fairly consistently.

What I think is equally interesting in these figures, though admittedly they are not based on a big sample, is the difference between the manual and automatic figures. The 218i gives a poorer figure for the auto whereas the 220i gives a better figure. Whether this comes from the different auto boxes, 6 speed against 8 speed, I do not know. I do know that on the rare occasions I drive a manual, I am just reminded why I would never go back to owning a manual.
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Re: Fuel consumption 218i v. 220i

Post by chr1s » Tue May 02, 2017 10:25 am

I was also confused by the differences between auto and manual figures, especially as the 220i is only available as an auto. Maybe it used to be available as a manual too ?
It appears that the F45 and F46 consumptions have been lumped together, and with only a small sample size these figures are no more than an indication at best.
The official (combined) mpg figures of 55.4 mpg (218i auto) and 50.4 mpg (220i auto) show a difference of about 10%, and the HJ figures (38.5 & 37.7) indicate a real world difference of around 2%, so most probably < 10% difference in mpg.
(For an annual mileage of 10,000, @ 38.5mpg, @ £1.20/l, a 10% difference works out at an extra £142 per year, so hardly a deal-breaker, unless you're expecting a high annual mileage).

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Re: Fuel consumption 218i v. 220i

Post by OldCroc » Sat May 06, 2017 7:15 pm

218d auto. Done 7000 miles to date and average fuel consumption is 46 MPG. Interestingly I get better consumption is Sport mode! :?: :?:

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Re: Fuel consumption 218i v. 220i

Post by chirpy » Thu May 18, 2017 6:06 pm

218i auto / 53.3 - 55.4 / 38.5
This is about right for mine. It's a little disappointing, but probably down to the weight and the 1.5 3 cylinder. If I did more long journeys it would likely be in the 40's.
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Re: Fuel consumption 218i v. 220i

Post by Sid10 » Thu May 18, 2017 10:25 pm

We have had our 220d xdrive gran tourer a couple of months done over 2000 miles averaging 40.9 mpg , this includes motorway for some but mainly town driving which I think is pretty good for a car this size . On board computer was up to 70 mpg at one stage on a 130 mile motorway run .

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