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Diesel mpg question
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Hi all,

thinking of getting a second-hand Berlingo, and wondering which is the most economical model to run as I'll be doing a lot of miles in it. The "official" fuel economy figures make the 1.6HDi look much better than the 2.0HDi and 1.9D. Is there really that much difference?
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My previous 1.9D Berlingo did about 42mpg on a 70mph motoway trip although it did struggle to cruise at 70, a bit of a hill & it slowed down. My 1.6hdi current model Berl does about 48mpg on a 70mph trip albeit on fairly flat roads but does maintain speed uphill. The 1.6 is a more modern & economical engine but if you do go for one ensure you have a main dealer service history as oil change interval with correct grade oil used is critical on these engines.
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Mine is only doing 44-45 mpg and I drive it like miss daisy. Its a shame really as i was expecting more than what I get. 1.6Hdi too. Been very reliable though.
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I've had my 1.6 HDi for 6 years & 36000m.At a steady 60 mph on m/ways I get 55mpg.On A roads,sticking to speed limits,60mpg is easy.70+ on m/ways45-50mpg.Hope this helps.Confusedalut:
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(30-09-2013, 08:00 PM)ron Wrote:  I've had my 1.6 HDi for 6 years & 36000m.At a steady 60 mph on m/ways I get 55mpg.On A roads,sticking to speed limits,60mpg is easy.70+ on m/ways45-50mpg.Hope this helps.Confusedalut:
Sounds good to me! Will mostly be driving on A roads, and sticking to speed limits of course!
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My 2005 2.0 HDi (DW10 engine) gives just short of 50 mpg at 60mph but drops quite quickly when faster. At 70mph it returns about 44 mpg. No doubt a factor is its decidedly unaerodynamic shape.
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(30-09-2013, 07:52 PM)Muppet1 Wrote:  Mine is only doing 44-45 mpg and I drive it like miss daisy. Its a shame really as i was expecting more than what I get. 1.6Hdi too. Been very reliable though.

It badly needs an Italian tune up.
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#8
The 1.6 TDi Mk.3, logically, is not going to give quite the same economy as the earlier and smaller Mk.2
with the same engine.
On a long run, and I've now done several over 300 miles, I usually get around 58-64 mpg The ECU has been re-
programmed for more torque and I can drive at 30mph in 5th. Also I always use Millers Diesel Additive
on every fuel stop. I do wish, however that the newer dual-scroll turbo-charger on the 115bhp
Mk.3 would fit on the older Mk.2....
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Speed is everything in the 1.9D.

I got more MPG while towing a 220KG motorbike and bike trailer (let's say 100KG) and loaded with tools/clothes for a weekend rallying.

Stayed at 55 - 65, behind lorries and made it to Northumberland (420 miles) with diesel left over.

70+ mph with just the van and normal work tools and materials (Around 150kg) will see a tank last 390 - 400 miles.

It also has a roof rack but no roof box.
2004 1.9D Multispace/Budget crew cab work van!
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As you can see from my "fuelly" (see sig line) I'm achieving a long term average of 56.8. this is a 1.6hdi without dpf, carries very little weight and driven with economy in mind.

My last one was a 1.9D driven in the same style for economy I could just break the 50mpg in the summer. However most of its life it was driven in a typical 'white van man' style and was usually high 30's

(30-09-2013, 07:52 PM)Muppet1 Wrote:  Mine is only doing 44-45 mpg and I drive it like miss daisy. Its a shame really as i was expecting more than what I get. 1.6Hdi too. Been very reliable though.
Seems very low if you are driving slowly, what weight are you carrying ? and tyre pressures and Have you calibrated your mileometer ? do a comparison with a journey against the same route on this site link and see how it compares.
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