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Basil
07-24-2003, 06:35 PM
I was just curious if anyone knows what sort or real MPG the new Mini achieves?

Basil

Larry Kronemeyer
07-25-2003, 01:12 AM
Basil:
My 2003 Cooper S at this time is delivering 26.3 in moderate in town cruising. Highway as in I-64 in Illinois from Benton to St. Louis I averaged 29.3 at 80 mph. My average mph is 39.2 per 300 miles and average 27.6mpg. On a SCCA Road Rally, hour to and from, three hours on run I average 28.6mpg. This will not reflect a non-S model which should get more and I do have a rather heavy foot.
Larry

Basil
07-25-2003, 03:26 AM
Thanks Larry, I was just curious. It gets a bit better than my wife's Miata.

Basil

Larry Kronemeyer
07-25-2003, 08:26 PM
Basil:
That,s with windows up and A/C on, 90+ around here!
Larry

t8nwa
07-29-2003, 02:03 PM
I have a 2002 S and I usually do 28 driving back and forth to work which is a mix of highway, town and traffic jams. On the highway, I get about 33 mpg at 80 MPH with the air on. I have got better at a slower speed but I cannot keep my foot out of the throttle.

Basil
07-29-2003, 11:54 PM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by t8nwa:
I have a 2002 S and I usually do 28 driving back and forth to work which is a mix of highway, town and traffic jams. On the highway, I get about 33 mpg at 80 MPH with the air on. I have got better at a slower speed but I cannot keep my foot out of the throttle.<hr></blockquote>

That's pretty respectible considering the HP of the S.

Larry Kronemeyer
07-30-2003, 01:15 AM
I think some of my upgrades may have affected my mpgs. Or my all weather tires, the most I've seen on the computer was 32. I'll see in three weeks when we take it to drivers school for a whole day at Gateway.
Larry

tony barnhill
07-31-2003, 08:48 AM
I don't know about gas mileage but I just drove a Cooper S - whoooooooooohooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
not really up on them but this was a 6-speed, turbo-ed car??? Big sunroof...lady teacher pulled up at opening day of school in it...her hubby gave it to her as a gift (yeah, right! He just wanted one!) whooooooooooooooooooohooooooooo!!!
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PC
07-31-2003, 12:17 PM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by tony barnhill:
turbo-ed car???<hr></blockquote>

The Cooper S motor is boosted by a direct drive positive displacement supercharger. I believe (somebody please correct me if Iím wrong) it is an Eaton unit.


PC.

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tony barnhill
07-31-2003, 12:46 PM
PC...you're probably correct (turbo-ed vs supercharged)...as I said in my original post - I don't know anything about them except what a hoot to drive! Man, it was fun!

PC
07-31-2003, 02:34 PM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by tony barnhill:
PC...you're probably correct (turbo-ed vs supercharged)...<hr></blockquote>

Itís definitely a direct drive supercharger. I just wasnít positive that Eaton makes it. The normally aspirated Cooper is a blast to drive too.


PC.

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tony barnhill
07-31-2003, 04:43 PM
This was my first to drive & I will take Jerri - my wife - to the dealer so she can also drive one!

t8nwa
07-31-2003, 04:46 PM
You are right PC. SUPERcharged! And yes it a blast to drive. graemlins/iagree.gif Went up to Windy Ridge by Mt. St. Helens last week. wow! graemlins/thumbsup.gif

Basil
07-31-2003, 06:54 PM
You guys are making me want to go test drive one!

Basil

tony barnhill
07-31-2003, 08:13 PM
Basil.....&, when you buy one, remember me re. your present 'red' ride!