Can you beat our Chauffeur Car MPG champion?

In everyday driving it can be difficult to reach the MPG figures stated by the manufacturer – so you can imagine our surprise when we improved the brochure statistics by 18% on a popular chauffeur car.

During a recent 95 mile trip of the Audi A8 long-wheelbase from the south-coast to the busy roads of Heathrow airport, the light body shell of the A8 came into its own and returned an incredible 50.4 miles to the gallon at the end of the journey, according to the vehicle’s trip computer – the A8 houses a 3.0 V6 diesel engine!

A flick through the technical pages in the A8 brochure suggests the Combined Miles Per Gallon should be 42.8, with an Extra Urban figure of 48.7 – the Extra Urban figure isn’t normally achieved in normal driving as it’s based on purely motorway driving.

So, far the Mercedes-Benz brand seems to be the one leading our MPG Champion leader board. The best so far is from Brian who drives for ‘James the Chauffeur’ who emailed us a picture of his ob-board computer showing 74.4mpg from his E220 CDi on a 37 miles journey.

Have you achieved a better MPG figure from a luxury vehicle and have pictures to prove it? If so, we want to know! Email your stories and pictures to editor@thechauffeur.com.

Reader’s MPG Champions:

Sean from Sterling Cars recorded a whopping 85.9mpg during a trip from Heathrow to Swindon in a 2007 Mercedes E220CDI with 329,000 miles on the clock!


Brian from ‘James the Chauffeur’ emailed us with this fantastic MPG Champion. The car is a 2011 E220 CDi SE Exec BlueEFFICIENCY saloon mainly used for runs from the Bournemouth/Poole area to LHR and The City. 74.4mpg was achieved on the M3 with a fully warmed up engine. Best seen before this was 60.1 and 68.8.


Rob Parker from Xl Cars in Winchester reported to TheChauffeur.com an amazing 61.1mpg from his 2011 Mercedes-Benz 220 CDi. The recent trip was a mix of rural, A Roads and Motorways. The car had previously displayed a combined MPG figure of 56.5.


Andy, Osborne & Franklin Ltd told us about his Mercedes-Benz Viano. The extra-long wheelbase, 3.0 V6 CDi completed this particular journey averaging 40mph and resulting in an incredible 44.2mpg.

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