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Kilometers per litre (KPL) to Miles per gallon (MPG)

November 7th, 2006 · 8 Comments

2.82481 * m km/L = n MPG (Imperial gallon) (Seen on two websites) Ans = 45 MPG

mpg = kpl * 0.62137 * 3.785 (Seen on one website) Ans = 54 MPG

The Internet, home of reliable information since 1992. OK, so which is it, how do you go from KPL to MPG?

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8 responses so far ↓

• 1 gnashes30 // Feb 7, 2009 at 9:07 PM

Check out the MPG (miles per gallon) to KPL(kilometers per liter) Calculator – http://www.random75.com/eco-living/go-green/mpg-miles-gallon-kplkilometers-liter-calculator

• 2 from Texas // Oct 15, 2008 at 6:50 AM

8 km = 5 mi = 2*2*2 km = 10/2 mi =
2(2*2*2)/10 km = 1 mi
1 gallon = 3.785411784 ~ 4 = 2*2
mpg = [2(2*2*2)/10]km/[2*2lt/gl] = [2*2]/10
ex 30 mpg = {30/10}*2*2 = ~12 km/lt
ex 10 km/lt = {10/2*2}*10} = ~25 mpg

http://www.theconvertersite.com/conversions/fuelconsumption.php
for exact numbers to verify your GOOD guess.

• 3 6 spd Legend // Dec 11, 2007 at 4:20 PM

• 4 Steven // Sep 7, 2007 at 9:48 AM

I’ve been looking around for some help converting MPG to miles per litre and came back with some of the same issue s with UK MPG vs US MPG. Then I found this web page:

http://www.theconvertersite.com/conversions/fuelconsumption.php

That solved my problem for me.

• 5 Jackdaw // Nov 9, 2006 at 1:47 AM

That explains the maths differences, if only the sites stated Imperial or USA … Sigh

Thanks!

• 6 Anthony // Nov 8, 2006 at 3:52 AM

Right. So, to get the UK gallon equivalent, I typed:

1 km/litre in miles per Imperial gallon

1 (km / litre) = 2.82481053 miles per Imperial gallon

which looks like it corresponds to your first one. The second corresponds to the US gallon calculation.

• 7 Jackdaw // Nov 8, 2006 at 3:30 AM

Imperial, not USA, but thanks for the response.

I’m making the assumption that the Google Calc is in the American Gallon.

• 8 Anthony // Nov 8, 2006 at 2:23 AM

? Huh ?

1 km/l * 1 l / 0.264 gallons (US) * 0.6214 miles / km = 2.35 mpg
You can confirm this in Google: type “1 km/litre in mpg” in a Google search box.

In Canada, “mileage” is typically given in litres per 100 km.

1 litre / 100 km = ~235 mpg. It’s an inverse relationship here though. Again, this works in Google. For example, a Honda Civic gets about 4.5 L/100km in town, which works out to about 52.3 mpg.