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2002 Mini CVT Fuel Consumption

Guys, Sorry to be a pain but I have a further question. Following on from my previous discussion I have measured the overall consumption (Mini Cooper 2002 CVT), on town driving , stop start, short distances say 14kms at a time. The average fuel consumption is about 10.2 litres per 100 klms. Is this about right. Again sorry to be a botheryou, would appreciate your feedback. At this stage also the car idles at 8-900 rpm in drive without air conditioning on, and about 1100 with air conditioning on. Is this about right?
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Hi Phil, your fuel economy sounds right for the CVT Mini. I have one, and find that around town the economy is not as good as you might expect for a small car. I'm getting the same as you. Out of town, I get from 6.5 to 7.5 l/100km depending how I drive.

Regarding the idle speed, the airconditioning compressor requires a higher idle speed otherwise the engine will not be able to maintain a steady idle. I had problems early in the life of the car with uneven idle speed, and BMW upgraded the software - solved the problem, and left me with a higher idle speed (just over 1000 rpm) with aircon on.

What year will it be when the value of the software in a car exceeds the value of the hardware?

Happy 2009, and long live the Mini Cooper!

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What do expect with an auto around town and air con on as well

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