Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 13:12:39 -0400
From: "Junkyard Engineer" <jevandenbrouckenospamail.com>
Subject: Re: Gas Consumption


The excellent Saab turbo coupled with this new 6 gears transmission certainly gives the excellent aerodynamics a role in it. "Kevin Rhodes" <krhodesnospamam.maine.rr.com> a écrit dans le message de news: JAr_g.9048$484.6246nospamter.nyroc.rr.com... > In article <1161391771.986000.244870nospam2000cwa.googlegroups.com>, > "SmaartAasSaabr" <smaartaassaabrnospaml.com> wrote: >> >>Junkyard Engineer wrote: >>> Something weird with my '06 9-3 Aero sport combi. Driving at 100 Km/h >>> gives >>> around 12 l/100 Driving at 120 Km/h gives 11 l/100 and 130-140 average >>> gives >>> 10 l/100. Those numbers comes from 2 runs : one of around 1800 Km in 2 >>> days >>> and the 600 Km today. >>> >>> The fastest you go, the less gas you take. Crazy. At 140 Km Rpm is >>> around >>> 2300. That might explain things a bit. >>> >>> Any other explanation ? like my computer is crazy ? >> >>That is calculated milage from fillups or is it from the SID? >> >>In any case, Saab likes to drive around 130-150 not 100, this is a >>performance car not a VW Beetle ;> >> >>I notice on the old 900 it does like 100 km/h for economy, but I go >>130-150 anyway. The V6 with the tall gearing like you have probably is >>working more efficiently at such speed. >> > > I have found the same with my '00 9-5 V6t Wagon - I get better fuel > economy at > 70-75 than I do at 50-55. I suspect that good aerodynamics, and tall > gearing > are the reason. The throttle is open wider, the turbo is able to recover > more > energy from the exhaust etc.. Every car has a particular "sweet spot" > where > you get maximum economy vs. speed, modern Saabs seem to have it a little > higher than most. > > Kevin Rhodes > '00 9-5 SE v6t Wagon (20-29mpg) > '92 C900CVT (25-33mpg)

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