Let's just say it's no Toyota Prius.
The Bugatti Chiron. A $2.7 million hypercar only the world’s wealthiest people can afford to buy and maintain. And speaking of which, what are, exactly, just some of those maintenance-related costs? What kind of fuel economy does the Chiron return? Bugatti has just released those fuel economy figures and, not surprisingly, it’s no Toyota Prius. Not even close. On the bright side, the Chiron is more fuel efficient than its Veyron 16.4 predecessor. For the EPA’s combined cycle, the 1,500 hp Chiron returns 11 mpg, while the Veyron does 10 mpg.
Interestingly, the Chiron’s highway figure is 14 mpg while the Veyron is 15 mpg. The Chiron returns 9 mpg in the city, the Veyron 1 mpg less. Remember, these figures are the best case scenario and we have no doubt some Chiron owners will drive more aggressively because 1,500 hp. But why are the Chiron’s and Veyron’s fuel figures so similar? That’s easy. Both are powered by a quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16, although it’s been updated for the new car. There’s only so much engineers can do to an engine. The eventual Chiron replacement, we recently learned, will at least be a hybrid if not an outright pure EV, and that will almost certainly be quite an improvement, fuel economy wise.