What is the most economical way to run my 2010 (Nov) 2.0L Automatic with Tiptronic.
Country: United KingdomMake: FordModel: Mondeo Automatic 2.0LYear: 2010Engine: 2.0L 163BS
Just got it, not familiar with Automatic Tiptronic. My last car Mondeo 2.2 Titanium X, loved it from new 06 58000 on clock when I sold it, driven carefully, economically, how to do same with this one.
Hello, I hope I can be of assistance.
The best way to drive for economy is to leave the transmission in Automatic. The main reason for the "tiptronic" is for more aggressive driving, this is to improve the driving experience and feel.
Obviously if you feel that the economy is not as you would expect then you can try the car in "manual" to see if you can improve the economy. This transmission as with your previous automatic will adapt to your driving style so it may take around a thousand miles to get a true refection of the economy. If you drive the car economically you will find that the gearchanges will be at lower speeds than if you constantly drive the car aggressively where the transmission will adapt to stay in gears longer up to higher engine speeds.
I hope this answers your question but if I can assist further let me know and I'll reply as soon as I'm able to.
My previous car was Manual not Automatic which is why I am asking the question. As an example, driving from Rochester along the A2 to London it was my habit to drive in Cruise Control at 60 mph in 5th at just under 2000 revs and watch the consumption improve with time. Would holding my new car in 5th at the same speed and revs give me the same gradual improvement or would it be better to just leave it in Automatic with whatever minor gear changes that might be made during the journey acheive better/same/worse result?
Hello again, sorry for the misunderstanding I thought you meant your old Mondeo was a standard automatic.
In the example you've given I would still use cruise control, at 60 MPH I would expect the automatic to have selected 6th gear. You may find that if you use the transmission as a manual and select 5th gear the engine speed will be different to your old car due to different gear ratios and different engines.
The more you cruise in the car the better the fuel consumption will be, I personally would use the car as an automatic especially when cruising, this should give better fuel consumption and be more comfortable. The newer 2.0L engine should be better on fuel than the old 2.2L but performance should be very similar.
I hope this has clarified things for you but let me know if I can assist further.
Ford Master Tech since 2001 & MOT tester mechanic since 1984.