Bugatti Chiron’s mileage isn’t as bad as you think
Amidst the hybrid revolution that boomed in the second part of this decade, the Bugatti Chiron is perhaps the only hypercar that stayed true to its nature. Shunning the greens, the latest from the French carmakers come with a monstrous 8-litre W16 quad-turbocharged (only) engine producing 1,479 bhp of power and 1,600 N·m of torque. You are probably thinking that all these would amount to a crappy mileage rating, but does it?
Well, actually it does. The Bugatti Chiron returns 14 miles per gallon (6 kmpl) in the highways and just 9 (3.8 kmpl) in the city, with a combined mpg rating of 11 (4.6 kmpl). In comparison, the Porsche 918 Spyder and Mclaren P1 with electric-assist returns close to 28 mpg (11 kmpl) combined average. For the Lamborghini Aventador this is 12 mpg with highway rating of 18 mpg (7.6 kmpl).
So why did I say ‘not as bad’ in the title? This is if you consider the mileages of some cars (apart from the ones mentioned above) that are not even half as powerful as the Chiron. For example, The Ferrari F12tdf has a lousy rating of 12 mpg combined and the new 8.4L Dodge Viper beats it by just 2 mpg. It must be noted that the Chiron can do 0–97 km/h (60 mph) in 2.4 seconds with 0–300 km/h (190 mph) achieved in just 13.6 seconds. Top speed is a jaw-dropping 420 km/h (261 mph) and with the limiters removed, we expect this number to be 463 km/h (288 mph).
These numbers are probably insignificant to the lucky few who are going to buy the car. So tell me how pointless this article was in the comment section below. Even better, write your car’s mileage.