In a recent text, one of my translator colleagues did the client the favor of stating the European "liters per 100 kilometers" as miles per gallon, thus: "1.38 liters per 100 kilometers (170+ miles per US gallon)". This information is especially helpful for English readers because the figures are quite different: the better gas consumption, the lower
the L/100 km figure is, whereas your mpg figure gets higher
as fuel consumption becomes more efficient.
Nonetheless, I got this from the (German) client:
Put "Roughly 0.6 gallon [sic] per 100 miles" to keep the counting the same and not cause confusion."
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