It’s big, heavy, has a W16 engine with four turbos, and can do a walloping 1,500 HP. We knew this wasn’t going to end well as far as the EPA rating was concerned, right? It’s not like you’re buying the Chiron for its excellent mileage; in fact, it’s quite the opposite. You might as well be in a contest to see which car can get the lowest mileage.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the Bugatti Chiron returns, wait for it, 9 MPG in the city and 14 MPG on the highway for a combined rating of just 11 MPG.
Using this combined figure, the EPA estimates that the Chiron’s fuel tank is good for only 100 miles at best on the 9.1-gallon fuel tank. That assuming you hypermile the crap out of this car, and who wants to do that? Not a Chiron owner, that’s for sure.
Meanwhile, electric cars get the bad rap for giving drivers range anxiety.https://t.co/3nUkRzzvjy
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But here’s the interesting thing; as bad as the figures are, they are better than the Veyron’s EPA ratings in some cases. The EPA rated the Veyron’s city mileage at 8 MPG, one less than the Chiron’s. Highway mileage goes to the Veyron, however, with 15 MPG vs the Chiron’s 14 MPG.
The Chiron’s 11 combined MPG edges out the Veyron’s 10 MPG, so I guess progress is being made. Good on you, VW.
Of course, those who can purchase the $2.5 million Chiron will most likely not care too much about what kind of mileage they’re getting. Fuel isn’t cheap, but if you’re getting a Chiron, I doubt that’s an issue.