A2 TDI 1.2 3L (ECO) --- experiences

I'm driving a A2 1.2 3 cyl diesel since little more than a year (25'000 km), and I really!!! like this car, especially at the tank stops (consumption
between 3.2 and 4 litre diesel per 100 km between two tanks, or - 25 to 31 km/Litre - mileage 59 - 73 Miles/Gal. (US) or 71- 88 MPG (UK).
Are there any other A2 TDI ECO drivers in the NG, and how is your's car consuMption?
Any other typical experiences with this very special car? good or bad...
Mark, from Switzerland
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Has yours got the Manual or Auto Box ?
Over in the UK we can only get the 1.4D 3Cyl with Manual if they had put the Multitronic in the A" I'm sure it would have sold loads more.
Great car though the wife loves it.
Liam

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Hi Liam, the 1.2 TDI is only available with the Multitronic computerized shift and clutch gearbox. It has two modes: ECO, wich is default, and shifts at lower RPM with maximum 45 hp. If you press the switch off, in the normal mode, you can get the full power of 61 DIN-hp. Because of the light weight of the car (less than 900 kg) you rarely miss the full power in the ECO mode. If you need full power (e.g. for overtaking) there is also a kick-down mechanism in the gas pedal, to release all the hp. The torque is very impressing at low revs as little more than 2000 for such a small motor!
The ECO model is only sold with the Multitronic, because it is one part of the concept "lightweight and minimal consumption". Another thing: if you hold down the brake pedal for more than 4 seconds (e.g. at red light) the motor goes out. On releasing the brakes, it starts again. This is again to reduce unnecessairy diesel use.
The 1.2 tdi engine has an aluminium block, I think the 1.4 is made of steel (am I right?) and so much heavier.
I wonder what your car consumes more for the 200 ccm more volume and the ca. 100 kilos more weight?
The Audi A2 Eco was named for the most environmental friendly car when it occured. In the meantime it is classified on a later place of the list because of the lack of a particle filter.
I chose this car because the concept convinced me. I regret tha AUDI itself was not so sure about the commercial success and did not enough to push it. They followed the assumed public mind to sell more of the A2 series (stronger, bigger, faster...) AUDI will even stop building the best car ever (my opinion!) in 2005
Mark

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The 1.2TDI was never imported into the UK, only the 1.4TDI (75 or 90ps), so it's nice to receive good feedback on the A2
John

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I have heard of at least one example of the 1.2TDI privately imported into the UK.

My wife has the 75bhp version (now over two years old, and with 22k miles on the clock), and we are very pleased with it. I may still try to persuade her to upgrade to the 90bhp version before production ceases.
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