Bugatti has announced fuel economy figures for the mighty Chiron, confirming that it is slightly more efficient than the original Veyron 16.4.
Over the EPA’s combined cycle, the 1500 hp Chiron returns 11 mpg, not bad when you consider that the 987 hp Veyron drank a gallon of fuel every 10 miles. This slight improvement in fuel efficiency also shows that despite the same basic, quad-turbo, 8.0-liter W16 engine being used by both the Veyron and Chiron, Bugatti engineers have refined it over the past decade.
On the highway, the Chiron is slightly worse than 2011-2015 Veyron and returns 14 mpg compared to the Veyron’s 15 mpg. City driving then rests at 9 mpg for the new hypercar, a 1 mpg improvement over its predecessor.
Inevitably, these figures would have been recorded under absolutely perfect conditions and are probably near-impossible to replicate in the real world, particularly when you have 1500 hp on tap under your right foot. If you try to drive efficiently in a Chiron, you shouldn’t own one.