They’re all too thirsty

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Surely there must be some­thing se­ri­ously amiss with the tested fuel con­sump­tion fig­ure of 32.5mpg for the BMW 530d in your Ed­in­burgh to Bris­tol group test.

I re­cently un­der­took a sim­i­lar jour­ney from the East Mid­lands to Carlisle via the A50, M6 and A6, re­turn­ing via the A66 and A1M. The over­all dis­tance of 397 miles was cov­ered at an av­er­age speed of 51 mph and a fuel con­sump­tion of 68mpg in a Peu­geot 407 2.0-litre diesel.

There was con­sid­er­able dis­rup­tion on the M6, re­sult­ing in a great deal of stop/ start traf­fic. I would have ex­pected any mod­ern diesel of sim­i­lar size to match or ex­ceed th­ese fig­ures.

Roger Goodli­e

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