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    Fuel economy for the D240 is stated as 7.7l/100km (saw it on the board at Frankfurt) .. with 85l that should get you a range up around 1100km in ideal conditions .. real world might be different

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob66 View Post
    Fuel economy for the D240 is stated as 7.7l/100km (saw it on the board at Frankfurt) .. with 85l that should get you a range up around 1100km in ideal conditions .. real world might be different
    Yeah im guessing 1000km + with 2 people and not packed to the rafters

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    I was just talking to my mate who has a D4 SDV6 and mobile shed (ie massive caravan). He just came back from a trip up North of Perth and got caught in some really bad head winds. His fuel usage towing his mobile shed was reading over 24L/110km and he ended up staying in Menzies overnight (unplanned) because his fuel would have run out if he tried to get to Kalgoorlie. Real world conditions can have a tendency to bite you on the behind sometimes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cripesamighty View Post
    I was just talking to my mate who has a D4 SDV6 and mobile shed (ie massive caravan). He just came back from a trip up North of Perth and got caught in some really bad head winds. His fuel usage towing his mobile shed was reading over 24L/110km and he ended up staying in Menzies overnight (unplanned) because his fuel would have run out if he tried to get to Kalgoorlie. Real world conditions can have a tendency to bite you on the behind sometimes!
    I think everyone knows when you tow a shed your fuel use is going to be significantly higher.

    Will be interesting to see were the defender sits towing with P400 and D240

    D240 im guessing 15L/100 with a big van.

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    I reckon 15L/100 would be about right in those conditions with the vehicle loaded and towing a small house! Apparently it was a very strong crosswind and the van and D4 were getting pushed around quite a bit. The first time he realised that the car was having a hard time of it was when he noticed the temp gauge going up a notch. A little while later the aircon dropped out and after switching it off the temp gauge dropped back to its normalised spot. He was struggling to keep to the limit so dropped back to 80kph, but he was still shooting past other grey nomads with their vans, some of which were really struggling in the conditions. He said it was the one time he really wanted some extra fuel in either jerry cans or bigger tank. When he left Menzies the next day there was very little wind and his fuel usage dropped back to normal.
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