The maximum permissible consumption of engine oil is 400 g for every 1000 km as per Linea owner's handbook. This works out to 455 ml/1000 km. However, my Linea consumes about 250 ml/1000 km, which is absolutely normal. The service interval of 15 k does not mean that oil level would remain at the maximum level. Oil needs to be topped up depending upon the usage. Even VW Vento's engine oil consumption is similar to that of FIAT Punto/Linea.