The sedan is the best-selling bodywork in France with 50% of registrations, finally fairly far forward of SUVs.
There are nonetheless two classes within the sedans, the compact sedans (the decrease C section) with Mégane, Golf or 308 and the “upper ones” just like the Peugeot 508 or the BMW 3 collection or the Mercedes C class.
The latter, heavier (heavier engine, increased efficiency), are naturally extra grasping. Note that the share of gasoline is 48.4% in opposition to 31% for diesel.
Manufacturer knowledge as a foundation
Finally, we’ve to reckon with hybrids, which characterize greater than 13% of gross sales (in comparison with 5.4 in 2019).
A continuously evolving share, particularly with the provide of plug-in hybrids.
We took the producer’s knowledge under consideration, understanding that, even with the WLTP commonplace, they’re a bit of optimistic.
Even very optimistic about plug-in hybrids.
An A250e class, credited with 1.5 l / 100 km by the producer, is nearer to 4.5 l in regular use.
More than 5.3 l in gasoline for a compact
We have chosen a spread of 125 to 140 hp in gasoline, a reasonably excessive common, and 115 hp in diesel which corresponds to a median worth for a compact sedan.
A 308 is credited with 5.6 l in combined consumption on an Active end whereas the Golf 8 publicizes 5.4 l / 100 km and that the Mégane in TCe 140 claims 5.8 l / 100 km.
The 125 hp Focus EcoEnhance peaks at 5.9 l within the automated gearbox. The 122 hp Corolla Hybrid is credited with 3.3 l / 100 km, a worth actually optimistic, just like the others for that matter.
Diesel nonetheless within the race
Diesel was extensively criticized due to the emissions of fantastic particles.
The particulate filter went by there to which the Adblue was added; outcomes: one of many least polluting engines thus far.
Diesel continues to be a boon for individuals who drive rather a lot. The Peugeot 308 1.5 HDi is introduced at 4.6 l / 100 km; Mégane DCi 115 and Golf TDi 115 are equal to 4.5 l, whereas the Ford Focus and its 120 hp diesel declare 4.2 l / 100 km, a worth marketed with a handbook gearbox.
Bigger, extra grasping
In the higher mid-range class, the best-selling are the 508, the C-class then, we added the 3-series and Talisman.
The Peugeot with its 80 petrol EAT8 is introduced at 6.4 l / 100 km and 6.6 l for the C-Class in C200 Avant-garde.
Talisman geared up with the TCe 160 with EDC gearbox peaks between 6 and 6.8 l / 100 km relying on the choices.
The BMW 320i evolves between 6.3 and 6.6 l / 100 km. Peugeot provides a 225 hp hybrid which is marketed at 1.3 l WLTP (to be verified on the true highway), identical to the 330e and its 292 hp.
Diesel follows the identical path
We are above the 4.5 liter common for compact sedans. Here, the French ladies level above 5 l; the HDi 160 of the 508 is introduced at 5.5 l and the DCi 160 with EDC field of the Talisman goes up between 6 and 6.8 l.
The Germans declare astonishing sobriety with between 4.6 l and 5.0 l / 100 km for a 320d mannequin whereas the 220d C class publicizes 5 l all spherical for an Avant-Garde end.
Be cautious, nonetheless, with the BMW, which advantages from a light-weight 48V hybridization that’s supposed to enhance gas consumption.
With an empty weight of round 1,650 kg, the highest sedans are near a median SUV and eat about 1.3 liters much less on common per 100 km.
Better profiled, sedans are subsequently winners; with a price range distinction of round € 300 per yr for a distance of 15,000 km.
The distinction is extra vital for compacts whose weight is round 1350 kg.
The distinction shouldn’t be exorbitant, given the producer’s figures. Eco-driving is to be most popular.