PistonHeads.com Forum

What does Extra-Urban actually mean?

What does Extra-Urban actually mean?

Author
Discussion

Deluded

Original Poster:

4,794 posts

104 months

Friday 1st July 2011
quotequote all
Looking at MPG figures. What does Extra Urban actually mean?
Urban is obvious. 20-40mph, stop starts in town.

What does Extra urban refer to? Obviously some motorway driving, some a road driving, maybe some fast B road driving. But how is it calculated? What speed is it tested at? My car is significantly more economical driving at 50mph than 70mph. Both speeds would be done on an extra urban route.

For example, my car will apparently get 56mpg extra urban. In reality, it probably gets this crusing at 55mph but get up to 70mph and It's probably 30mpg.

So, what does extra urban really mean?

blank

2,493 posts

101 months

Friday 1st July 2011
quotequote all

Urban Sports

11,321 posts

116 months

Friday 1st July 2011
quotequote all
It's good but not the same without the sports.

JoeFrost

1,547 posts

99 months

Friday 1st July 2011
quotequote all
Helpful....

FreeLitres

4,878 posts

90 months

Friday 1st July 2011
quotequote all
I iz extra urban, innit.
Advertisement