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Who says that fast cars have to consume more fuel? Here's a list of cars that have twice the power of the usual econobox yet sips on petrol.

15 Aug 2019


To make more power, you add more air and fuel, so it is normal for powerful cars to consume more of the latter. However, in recent years, technology of cars has seen vast advancement. Engines are now much more efficient than ever, thanks to the help of forced induction and hybrid technologies. As such, the best of both worlds actually exists, and the following is a list of such cars which are pretty fast and have good fuel consumption as well.

How we picked these cars:

1. More than 200bhp (almost twice the horsepower of a Toyota Vios)

2. 0 - 100km/h in less than 7 seconds (faster than a 2007 BMW Z4 2.5i)

3. 15km/L or better fuel consumption (similar to the current Hyundai Avante)

4. Costs less than $200,000

MINI John Cooper Works 2.0 Essential

There's no question about the hottest MINI's speed - what's surprising, is that it's the most fuel economical in this list
Price: $180,888

Fuel consumption: 16.7km/L

Horsepower: 228bhp

0 - 100km/h: 6.1s

Top speed: 246km/h
 
 
Mercedes-Benz GLA250

The stylish GLA is perfect in current times where crossovers are favoured - with a 6.6-second century sprint time, it's no slouch!
Price: $187,888

Fuel consumption: 16.6km/L

Horsepower: 208bhp

0 - 100km/h: 6.6s

Top speed: 235km/h
 
 
Skoda Octavia RS245

The Octavia RS245 offers a great balance of power, price and fuel economy
Price: $133,900

Fuel consumption: 15.6km/L

Horsepower: 241bhp

0 - 100km/h: 6.4s

Top speed: 250km/h
 
 
Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI Exclusiveline

The Passat is an excellent ride for executives and families who love a striking sedan
Price: $188,900

Fuel consumption: 15.6km/L

Horsepower: 217bhp

0 - 100km/h: 6.7s

Top speed: 246km/h
 
 
Volkswagen Passat Variant 2.0TSI DSG R-Line

The Variant is simply the estate version of the Passat - not only is it more practical, it looks cooler as well!
Price: $187,900

Fuel consumption: 15.4km/L

Horsepower: 217bhp

0 - 100km/h: 6.9s

Top speed: 244km/h
 
 
Mercedes-Benz A250 AMG Line

Short of an AMG, this is the fastest A-Class you can get - and with a top speed of 250km/h, its fuel consumption sure comes as a surprise!
Price: $183,888

Fuel consumption: 15.4km/L

Horsepower: 221bhp

0 - 100km/h: 6.2s

Top speed: 250km/h
 
 
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0 TSI DSG

Volkswagen Golf GTIs are one of the best hot hatches around, bet you didn't expect it to have such a good fuel economy
Price: $175,900

Fuel consumption: 15.3km/L

Horsepower: 227bhp

0 - 100km/h: 6.4s

Top speed: 248km/h
 
 
SEAT Leon CUPRA 2.0 TSI DSG

Despite sharing the Golf's platform, the Leon CUPRA makes more power than the GTI, resulting in a blistering 5.7s 0 - 100km/h time!
Price: $159,400

Fuel consumption: 15.1km/L

Horsepower: 286bhp

0 - 100km/h: 5.7s

Top speed: 250km/h



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