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    Default Is this a good kilometerage per litre?

    We have just filled our motorhome with diesel and I have worked out that it is doing 11.6km to a litre. Is that good?

    When we were running on miles and gallons it was considered that 30 miles to the gallon was very good. But what about today's measurements? How does that rate?

    Thanks in advance for your comments.
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    Default Re: Is this a good kilometerage per litre?

    Pretty good for a motor home. What size is it? I get 5.8 out of my 2016 Suzuki Vitara.

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    Thank you for that, Ken.

    We have a 2011 Transit van, so it's not a very big one - a good size for the two of us. I worked out that we should be able to travel Auckland to Wellington (about 600km) on a full tank with a few litres left over. Not that we would want to do that trip in one day, unless we were in a hurry. We usually take a couple of days staying overnight at somewhere near Taupo and usually refuel about half way. That's only about four hours driving a day which is plenty for one day.
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    Default Re: Is this a good kilometerage per litre?

    11.6 km per litre is ~ 8.62 litres per 100 kms
    which is the way economy is usually expressed in metrics
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    Default Re: Is this a good kilometerage per litre?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    We have just filled our motorhome with diesel and I have worked out that it is doing 11.6km to a litre. Is that good?

    When we were running on miles and gallons it was considered that 30 miles to the gallon was very good. But what about today's measurements? How does that rate?

    Thanks in advance for your comments.
    thats insanely good, so good its probably not true. check your math.
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    Default Re: Is this a good kilometerage per litre?

    It would be pretty good for a car in normal traffic, so .... hmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweak'e View Post
    thats insanely good, so good its probably not true. check your math.
    Not sure if you are that good in maths :-)
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    Default Re: Is this a good kilometerage per litre?

    My car does 10-11 round town so yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tweak'e View Post
    thats insanely good, so good its probably not true. check your math.
    Asked SWMBO to check - she is excellent at maths - and she worked out almost the same.

    Perhaps it may be made a little bit more credible when you know that it has a 2.4 litre 6 speed manual and that is on the open road, not around town.
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    Default Re: Is this a good kilometerage per litre?

    Well according to my maths youre doing about 33 mpg which Id call good for a petrol, but Id be expecting a bit more, say 38 mpg for a Diesel. Naturally, weight and loading are a factor so there are variables like a roofrack.
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