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V6 mpg
« on: 30 November 2017, 15:45:41 »

any experiential figures for either 2.6 or 3.2 estate would be gratefully considered.

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Re: V6 mpg
« Reply #1 on: 30 November 2017, 15:57:26 »

Sh!t figures.  :D

3.2 Auto Saloon, London commute of 25 ish miles from Surrey. Mixture of motorway, city and heavy traffic = 24 mpg average.
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Re: V6 mpg
« Reply #2 on: 30 November 2017, 16:21:00 »

Sh!t figures.  :D

3.2 Auto Saloon, London commute of 25 ish miles from Surrey. Mixture of motorway, city and heavy traffic = 24 mpg average.
That's not too bad!
My 2.2 only gives 26-28 depending how much commuting in heavy traffic.
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Re: V6 mpg
« Reply #3 on: 30 November 2017, 16:27:35 »

any experiential figures for either 2.6 or 3.2 estate would be gratefully considered.

Mike
Its a big heavy Car with a V6 guzzler, so its never going to be good, so there never going to be economical cars,     ..... now if you get an LPG converted one however.

Im my opinion, without upsetting 2.6 Owners, the small difference in MPG gain for a 2.6 isn't worth it it for the extra Torque and Performance you get with the 3.2, only issue with that is the 3.2 will be an Auto.

If you want to try a get good mpg from the V6 then hunt for a 3.0 Manual and Chip it (about £90), thats about the best your going to do without going down the LPG Route.

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Re: V6 mpg
« Reply #4 on: 30 November 2017, 16:30:17 »

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 only issue with that is the 3.2 will be an Auto.
That's a plus point  :y

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Re: V6 mpg
« Reply #5 on: 30 November 2017, 16:33:30 »

Had a 2001 2.6 manual no town work averaged 27-30 mpg.
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Re: V6 mpg
« Reply #6 on: 30 November 2017, 16:39:36 »

Had a 2001 2.6 manual no town work averaged 27-30 mpg.
I used to get that (more on the Motorway) with my chipped 3.0 MV6 Manual Estate driving from Essex to Central London on most days, not much in it performance wise between the 3.0 and 3.2, in fact if anything I would say the 3.0 had more Chat in the upper Rev Ranges.  ;)
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Re: V6 mpg
« Reply #7 on: 30 November 2017, 16:51:35 »

Just found this for official figures. My 2.2 is pretty much still on the money! But. I. want. a. v6...
http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=90456.0
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Re: V6 mpg
« Reply #8 on: 30 November 2017, 17:32:12 »

Im my opinion, without upsetting 2.6 Owners, the small difference in MPG gain for a 2.6 isn't worth it it for the extra Torque and Performance you get with the 3.2

I've had a 2.6 with G Cams and it was still a long way from a 3.2.
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Re: V6 mpg
« Reply #9 on: 30 November 2017, 17:51:34 »

Iíve got a 2.5 V6 Auto returns 20ish mpg round town and short trips 38.4ish on a motorway cruse
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Re: V6 mpg
« Reply #10 on: 30 November 2017, 18:39:46 »

Had a 2001 2.6 manual no town work averaged 27-30 mpg.

That makes me feel better with the 3.2 auto, which gets tons amount of town work at 24mpg average  :)
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Re: V6 mpg
« Reply #11 on: 30 November 2017, 19:06:25 »

22 mpg, 30mpg on a good motorway jaunt.
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Re: V6 mpg
« Reply #12 on: 30 November 2017, 19:10:58 »


Im my opinion, without upsetting 2.6 Owners, the small difference in MPG gain for a 2.6 isn't worth it it for the extra Torque and Performance you get with the 3.2, only issue with that is the 3.2 will be an Auto

While I agree, anyone looking to buy a v6 omega these days is a begger, not a chooser. And I would reframe the comment as "the extra Torque and Performance you get with the 3.2 isn't worth buying an inferior car for".

It all depends on your requirements, if you just want a cruiser to waft you along at motorway speeds and day to day traffic, the smaller v6 is adequate imho. The 2.2 auto on the other hand, will foster either impotent fury, or zen-like patience in its driver.  ;D
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Re: V6 mpg
« Reply #13 on: 30 November 2017, 20:14:11 »


Im my opinion, without upsetting 2.6 Owners, the small difference in MPG gain for a 2.6 isn't worth it it for the extra Torque and Performance you get with the 3.2, only issue with that is the 3.2 will be an Auto

While I agree, anyone looking to buy a v6 omega these days is a begger, not a chooser. And I would reframe the comment as "the extra Torque and Performance you get with the 3.2 isn't worth buying an inferior car for".

It all depends on your requirements, if you just want a cruiser to waft you along at motorway speeds and day to day traffic, the smaller v6 is adequate imho. The 2.2 auto on the other hand, will foster either impotent fury, or zen-like patience in its driver.  ;D

Never said the V6 2.6 was an inferior car, or a least didn't mean to imply that, far from it, the point I was making was with reference to the Topic 'V6 MPG', in my view in terms of MPG I dont feel the smaller engine'd 2.6 V6 was worthy of the small mpg savings compared to its sister 3.2.

Also talking of of Motorway cruises, I reckon put 5 people plus some holiday luggage in the 2.6 and 3.2 then both go for a leisurely few hundred mile cruise, your probably find in terms of MPG the 3.2 will come out slightly better.

But hey, its only Petrol money, some aren't bothered about cost per mile, some are, Me, Im a titght bugger, I like to try and squeesh as much as possible for my Buck, hence that's probably why I like my LPG's so much.  ;D ;)

On the 2.2 subject, see you brought this one up  ;D,  I did have 2.2 Manual LPG to drive around in for a little while, and was quiet surprised how bad it was on MPG compared to the LPG'd V6's Ive driven. :o  ;)



 
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Re: V6 mpg
« Reply #14 on: 30 November 2017, 20:31:52 »

On the 2.2 subject, see you brought this one up  ;D,  I did have 2.2 Manual LPG to drive around in for a little while, and was quiet surprised how bad it was on MPG compared to the LPG'd V6's Ive driven. :o  ;)

Absolutely, I never saw the right side of 30 on mine, I think I once got 31.5 on the SID, but that didn't hit the magic number brim to brim.  I'm very tempted by the 3.2 in a vectra or signum to LPG as I understand its an identical engine (although clearly the gearbox will be different). However I need a garage to work in before I can do that!
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