Range question

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Ragnar Lothbrok
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I drive a: Scirocco R
In: Deep Black
With a: DSG box

Range question

Post by Ragnar Lothbrok »

Hi all, first time poster here.

I recently bought a petrol 280 R, very nice indeed.

I didn't exactly buy it to make savings on fuel, but upon filling the tank for the first time, it's telling me I've only got a 400km range (250 miles). I didn't note how much I got from the previous tank, but it wasn't a lot. I paid no attention to it because I drove like a maniac at first (280bhp, self explanatory)... However 250 miles range on a fresh tank can't be right?
Cuprabob
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Re: Range question

Post by Cuprabob »

It's an estimated figure based on average consumption over a determined period. For example if you've been doing short journeys around town or driving hard prior to filling up it will give a lower range figure. If you then take it a run down the motorway then as the average consumption reduces the range will gradually increase. I wouldn't get too hung up on it.
Ragnar Lothbrok
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:33 am
I drive a: Scirocco R
In: Deep Black
With a: DSG box

Re: Range question

Post by Ragnar Lothbrok »

Oh ok that makes sense! Thanks! :yes:
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