Fuel Consumption- control your drinking!
  • Hello All,
    As we know Cube is a heavy drinker and I found some ideas on the forum how to control fuel consumption. I would like ask you to put your ideas in one discussion chain.

    I found some comparison between models- do you agree? 

    PERFORMANCE AND ECONOMY FIGURES

     Cube 1.4 Automatic (BZ11)     

    Maximum Speed*

    112 MPH

    112 MPH

    112 MPH

    112 MPH

    112 MPH

    112 MPH

    Engine CC

    1386cc

    1386cc

    1386cc

    1386cc

    1498cc

    1498cc

    Max BHP@RPM

    98@5600

    98@5600

    98@5600

    98@5600

    109@6000

    109@6000

    Number of Seats

    5

    5

    7

    7

    5

    7

    CO2 Combined G/KM

    164.2

    164.1

    182.6

    164.1

    161.6

    N/A

    Fuel Consumption
    Urban
    Extra Urban
    Combined

    MPG
    32.7
    48.0
    41.0

    MPG
    33.4
    46.4
    40.6

    MPG
    30.9
    44.3
    38.3

    MPG
    31.5
    48.9
    40.7

    MPG
    32.7
    49.5
    41.7

    MPG
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A

    Fuel Tank Capacity

    41 litres

    41 litres

    41 litres

    41 litres

    45 litres

    45 litres

    taken from http://www.cube-cubic.co.uk/content/cube-info
    Fuel Consumption Control tools:
    1. Do not press the gas! Urban- keep RPMs around 2000- speed 37-80mph and motorway approx 70 mph
    2. Switch off Overdrive On/Off- see: http://forum.cubeownersclub.co.uk/discussion/6020/overdrive-onoff#Item_11 
    3. Put on a new exhaust with no back box. see: http://forum.cubeownersclub.co.uk/discussion/comment/21953#Comment_21953
    How the back box can decrease fuel consumption?
     
    Any other ideas? 
  • Increase tyre pressure. I pump mine to nearer 40psi.