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Standard consumption: Small cars swallow more than stated

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D he editorial staff tested the six small cars in Germany, whose consumption is officially stated by the manufacturers to be less than 100 grams of CO2 per kilometer. This corresponds to a consumption of 3.8 liters of diesel or 4.3 liters of petrol per 100 kilometers. In the practical test, none of the cars achieved their stated value. The additional consumption was in the best case 47 percent, in the worst case 72 percent.

Fiat 500C with 72 percent- Consumption deviation

The most economical gasoline engine in the test was the Citro├źn C1 with 6.4 liters of Super. That is 2.1 liters or 49 percent more than the specified 4.3 liters. The most economical diesel is the Smart Fortwo CDI with 4.9 liters, just ahead of the Renault Twingo, which comes to 5.0 liters in everyday life. But even with the two most economical small cars, the test consumption is well above the specified standard values. Smart and Twingo each use 1.6 liters more. The deviations are similar in the Peugeot 208 e-HDI 68 EGS5, which consumed 5.2 liters rather than 3.4 liters of diesel in the test. The Opel Corsa has the largest discrepancy among diesels with 63 percent: In the practical test, the Corsa required 5.7 liters instead of the specified 3.5 liters of diesel.

The Corsa was only surpassed by the Fiat 500C. According to the manufacturer, the Italian only consumes 3.9 liters of Super, but proves to be downright thirsty on the road. The 500 burnt 6.7 liters, which is 72 percent more than stated - the greatest deviation in the test.

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