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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-01-2017, 01:59 Thread Starter
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How many miles can you get on a full tank?

I'm looking to buy a new MG3 and was wondering how many miles you can get out of a full tank to when the fuel light comes on. Thanks!
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I recently did 389 miles from a full tank with 60 miles still left in the tank. Hope this helps. 389+60= 349 miles for a 45 litre tank full of fuel. According to my trip computer i averaged 48.9 miles per gallon.

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I recently did 389 miles from a full tank with 60 miles still left in the tank. Hope this helps.
That is quite meaningless to anyone. How many litres did it take to fill the tank? What was the actual MPG figure? What size is the fuel tank?

389 miles on a small amount of fuel would be very very good, but the same 389 miles on a much larger tank would be much much poorer.
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That is quite meaningless to anyone. How many litres did it take to fill the tank? What was the actual MPG figure? What size is the fuel tank?
Meaningless to you but the OP's question was "how many miles can you get on a full tank"
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Yeah thanks for your reply, and I did indeed want to know how many miles could be done on a FULL TANK of fuel. Of course it depends on driving style and type of journey but 400+ sounds pretty decent to me. And I understand the MG3's fuel tank is 45 litres.
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Yes I get that, but if people are looking to see what they are like economy wise, elaborating a bit on it would be helpful for them. I get between 400-450 miles out of a tankful of diesel in my Focus but it works out on average between 42-47mpg for a diesel it's not great. I could probably get near enough the lower figure out of an MG3. The post wasn't meant as a dig more a suggestion of going into more detail, but I possibly could have worded it better.

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But it wasn't mpg I was interested in as I can find that out anywhere - official or unofficial. But specifically info on miles to a full tank for an MG3 is harder to come by, to which the previous poster gave me an answer!
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I averaged 48.9 miles per gallon, for the 389 miles journey. see my original post which i have now edited.

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I averaged 48.9 miles per gallon, for the 389 miles journey. see my original post which i have now edited.
Christ that's not bloody bad at all. My Focus 55 plate 110bhp diesel only averages 42-49mpg actually depending on how often it does DPF regeneration. 48mpg I pretty impressive I think.
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I fill up once a week and its usually 380-420 miles to a tank, around 44mpg. Ive yet to see 500 to a tank although I have done 475 miles once and there was a few litres left in the there.
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A mate of mine has a 3 that does 80% of its journeys on the M6 doing 50mph and the remaining 20% being driven like Miss Daisy. I'll find out what he gets tto a tank - I'll wager it will beat whatever anyone else achieves!
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A very interesting thread!

I am currently getting the following MPG figures which are carefully recorded every time I fill up.
The car is a Style Lux pre facelift with 4455 miles on the clock.

Running average 34mpg - Driving is mainly suburban local, occasional Motorways and country runs with MG Car Club. The driving style could be described as "gentle" with a view to economy.

Best 42 mpg - largely motorway with speed around the 60 - 65 mph.

The car is due for a service at the end of this month and I was wondering if I need to be raising the mpg figures with the dealer.

My wife and I are really enjoying the car and for its equipment and cost is really great value.

Looking forward to hearing of more MG3 MPG figures!!
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I fill up once a week and its usually 380-420 miles to a tank, around 44mpg. Ive yet to see 500 to a tank although I have done 475 miles once and there was a few litres left in the there.
Is that the pre or post facelift MG3? That seems quite good. On research it seems the new 1.0 Fiesta or 1.2 Peugeot 208 don't get much more miles out of a tank, considering their "official" figures are much higher than the MG3...
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Pre facelift, 65 plate. Usually get 43mpg and that's a mix of commuting and A roads. Amazingly I just got 50.1 mpg on a full tank, including a few hours driving through central London, the rest was 60-65 on a roads.
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Pre facelift, 65 plate. Usually get 43mpg and that's a mix of commuting and A roads. Amazingly I just got 50.1 mpg on a full tank, including a few hours driving through central London, the rest was 60-65 on a roads.
Mattie,
Many thanks for the update. The MPG looks very good. Can I ask how the figures are arrived at? Are they from the car's computer?

Mine are taken from brim to brim with a trip reading at full and another when filling. The litres are converted to gallons by dividing by 4.55 (1 UK gallon =4.55 litres) then divided into the miles covered on that particular MPG check.

Can anyone else contribute their MPG figures with a short note on pre /post facelift, driving style and type of journeys?

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Ive always brimmed the tank since I've had the car from new. The computer read 50.4 when I pulled into the petrol station so the gauge is more or less spot on. I always divide the litres I've put in by 4.55 to get the mpg figure so its pretty accurate. Back down to 43 this week now I'm back at work though. I don't thrash the car above 3k revs so think that helps and always look ahead to see what the traffic is doing. I see so many people race up to junctions then slam the brakes on, then they wonder why mpg isn't great!
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Is that the pre or post facelift MG3? That seems quite good. On research it seems the new 1.0 Fiesta or 1.2 Peugeot 208 don't get much more miles out of a tank, considering their "official" figures are much higher than the MG3...


I cant help with MG3 miles but I have had a 108 1.2 3 cylinder thing as a courtesy car for the last 3 days, it is the size of a traning shoe and has 2000 miles on the clock, its a 16 plate and on the daily drive to and from mine and the missus work and sons nursery where the 3008 does average 44mpg this little petrol has averaged a whopping 35mpg!!! as it is ment to be a city car and be super cheap to run I would be very disappointed if it was mine ( and not just because I was in a car I have to put on as opposed to getting in!)


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