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Volvo V40 D4 tops the e-nenpi’s “imported cars × diesel real mileage” ranking

On January 25, e-nenpi announced the real mileage rankings of diesel cars for the last six months using the data shared in the “My Car Fuel Consumption” and the “Maintenance Management Services.” The fuel consumption post count is 20,281, from 1,104 users with domestic or imported cars.

According to the results, the Volvo V40 D4 and the Mazda Demio XD ranked first in the imported and domestic car categories with 16.2km/liter and 19.5km/l respectively.

â—† Volvo V40 tops actual mileage for diesel-powered imported cars

In the imported cars category, the V40 D4 exceeded the real mileage of the BMW 3-Series 320d BluePerformance mounted with a clean diesel engine (sedan with 15.5km/l and touring with 14.9km/l). E-nenpi analyzed the reason why it topped the ranking. In addition to its compact body size in the C-segment class, its engine uses Denso injectors and is mated to Aisin AW’s high-efficiency 8-speed AT. Because it uses Japanese-made parts, it achieves excellent fuel economy. The V60 D4, which is also mounted with the same powertrain as the V40 D4, came fourth in the ranking, consequently demonstrating brilliant results for Volvo.

The SUVs, large-sized cars, and luxury cars, such as the BMW 5-Series (13.4km/l) and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class (12.8km/l), came 5th, 6th, and 7th respectively.

â—† Mazda cars topped the domestic car ranking

For domestic cars, the compact and middle-class models mounted with the SkyActiv-D clean diesel engine, an engine that can be mounted to a wide range of models, dominated the top six in the ranking. The Demio leads with 19.5km/l, followed by the CX-3 with 18.4km/l, the CX-5 with 15.9km/l, the Axela Sport with 15.1km/l, the Atenza Sedan with 14.7km/l, and the Atenza Wagon with 12.8km/l.

Regarding noteworthy propensities of eco cars (hybrid and small displacement turbo engines) and clean diesel cars, e-nenpi identified that the achievement rate of catalog mileage is high, as well as there is a lack of variation in the fuel consumption. According to e-nenpi’s analysis based on the data posted by car owners, the road environment, the weather, the external environmental factors such as the temperature, and the skills of the drivers have little effect to the mileage of cars mounted with clean diesel engines.

(Translated by Charmaine Apple Silagan)