Gas Tank Capacity of Lotus Elan in Easy-to-Access Graphs

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Quick notes on Lotus Elan fuel tank size

    • Average capacity for generation: 46 L (10.1 gal)
    • Approximate driving range (full tank): 439 km (273 miles)
    • Tank size to engine capacity: 4.3%
    • Fuel supply to each passanger: 23 L per 1 person
    • Weight of fuel (full tank): 33.6 kg
    • City fuel consupmtion: 10.9 L/100 km (22 mpg)
    • Difference between tank and trunks capacities: 139 L
    • Top speed to fuel supply: 5 km/h to 1 L (3.1 mph to 1 L)
    • Tankheim rating: 4 / 10

Engine size to tank capacity for Lotus Elan 1989

  • 1.6 i 16V Turbo — 28.8x difference
  • 1.6 i 16V — 28.8x difference
  • 1.6 i 16V S2 — 28.8x difference
  • Difference from world average

  • 1.6 i 16V Turbo — 27% smaller
  • 1.6 i 16V — 27% smaller
  • 1.6 i 16V S2 — 27% smaller
  • Tank size to power ratio

  • 1.6 i 16V Turbo — 3.6 hp/L
  • 1.6 i 16V — 2.9 hp/L
  • 1.6 i 16V S2 — 3.4 hp/L


  • Vehicle Fuel tank size Max driving range Fuel consumption per 10 km Fuel type Full tanks per 5000 miles
    1.6 i 16V Turbo 46 L (10 gal) 565 km
    (351 miles)
    0.9 L Petrol (Gasoline) 14.2
    1.6 i 16V 46 L (10 gal) 549 km
    (341 miles)
    0.8 L Petrol (Gasoline) 14.7
    1.6 i 16V S2 46 L (10 gal) - 0.9 L Petrol (Gasoline) -
    Vehicle 1.6 i 16V Turbo
    Fuel tank size 46 L (10 gal)
    Max driving range 565 km
    (351 miles)
    Fuel consumption per 10 km 0.9 L
    Fuel type Petrol (Gasoline)
    Full tanks per 5000 miles 14.2
    Vehicle 1.6 i 16V
    Fuel tank size 46 L (10 gal)
    Max driving range 549 km
    (341 miles)
    Fuel consumption per 10 km 0.8 L
    Fuel type Petrol (Gasoline)
    Full tanks per 5000 miles 14.7
    Vehicle 1.6 i 16V S2
    Fuel tank size 46 L (10 gal)
    Max driving range -
    Fuel consumption per 10 km 0.9 L
    Fuel type Petrol (Gasoline)
    Full tanks per 5000 miles -