Holden has finally released the VE Commodore ranges fuel economy figures. See table below:

The A4 stands for Automatic 4 Speed and the A6 stands for Automatic 6 speed while the M6 stands for 6 speed manual. The figures are for the ADR081/01 test, which is combined city and highway driving. The last column of the table is the comparison fuel usage for the equivelant outgoing VZ Model.

2006 VE Commodore Fuel Consumption Figures

Fuel economy (ADR081/01)

Alloytec 3.6L V6

High Output Alloytec 3.6L V6

Gen IV 6.0L V8

Difference To VZ Model

Peak power (ECE, kW)

180@ 6000

195@ 6500

270@ 5700

Peak torque (ECE, Nm)

330@ 2600

340@ 2600

530@ 5400

Omega (w A/C)

A4

10.9

-0.1

Berlina

A4

10.9

-0.1

Berlina

A6

14.3

+0.3

SV6

M6

11.0

-0.4

SV6

A5

11.3

-0.1

SS

M6

14.4

-0.2

SS

A6

14.3

+0.3

SS V

M6

14.4

-0.2

SS V

A6

14.3

+0.3

Calais

A5

11.3

-0.1

Calais

A6

14.3

+0.3

Calais V

A5

11.6

+0.2

Calais V

A6

14.3

+0.3

The basic model, the Holden VE Commodore Omega, is 10.9 litres per 100 kilometres compared with 11.0L/100km for the closest VZ equivalent, the Executive. Reductions have also been achieved on VE Berlina V6, SV6 manual and automatic, Calais V6 and manual variants of SS and SS V models.

Increases on other models are apparent, but Holden claims this is due to the significant gains in safety, crashworthiness and technology across the VE Commodore range. Holden Executive Director – Engineering, Tony Hyde, today said Holden knew that customers were seeking competitive fuel economy as well as performance, styling and other features.

“Despite more mass for improved safety, larger wheels and tyres, more aggressive styling and more powerful engines – fuel economy on the Omega is 10.9 litres per 100 kilometres, all V6 powertrains have improvements except Calais V which delivers features and content placing it in a higher test weight class. Consumption for V8 automatics has increased slightly. When it comes to fuel economy, Holden has delivered all the benefits, safety and technology improvements in VE Commodore and remained extremely competitive.” Hyde said.

Holden Director for Integration and Experimental, Ian Butler, said Holden had achieved competitive fuel economy outcomes despite mass and power gains across the range.

VE Commodore fuel economy measures included

  • A new and more efficient differential
  • Regulated voltage control to reduce alternator power consumption
  • Tyre pressure increase from 220kPa to 250kPa to reduce rolling resistance
  • Engine control system with digital sensors for crank and camshaft positions

Holden has taken advantage of every possible opportunity to improve fuel economy, having made clear decisions that safety and technology could not be compromised with this car, We believe we have found the best possible balance and achieving competitive fuel economy with so much extra safety, technology and features is a significant achievement.”Butler said.




  • Tyron

    What fuel type (ie premium unleaded or just unleaded) should I put in my 2008 calais v)
    thanks

    • Golfschwein

      Standard stuff, Tyron.

    • Deco

      If its a V8, premium wouldn’t go amiss.

      You should read the cars manual for a good idea.

  • Mick

    When the lowfuel sign goes off how many litres is left in the tank in a ve series II ss wagon.

  • Mark

    Around 4 or 5 litres I think. I asked the dealer from when the light comes on and he said about 10 litres