Re: Fuel range feature
Beware, distance to empty (DTE) can be a bit of a rubbery figure sometimes. If you troll around town your DTE figure with a full tank might be 500kM. The trip computer has calculated this from your previous tankful (or maybe even before) based on fuel consumption. If you then fill up and hit the open road where your fuel consumptiom will be different (better) the trip computer sets about calculating a new DTE figure based on the different consumption profile. In fact, if you select DTE while cruising, you can see the DTE figure incrementing UP even as you drive, because the computer is recognising the change and is now saying you can go further on this tank because your fuel usage is less. But it would still need at last one tankful of cruise driving to recalibrate itself and be really useful. So, treat the DTE with a little caution.
I have run my EL XR6 5sp down to 9kM DTE over 753kM, and put 73 L in a 67 L tank. Probably not the best thing to do, but boundaries have to be tested! And it's always advisable to keep the fuel pump well submerged in the cool petrol, which is why they say to fill up around quarter full.