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Old 03-03-2008, 11:30 PM   #1
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whats your mpg

well I'm new here and this is my first bmw its a 2001 325i 5 speed sedan
looking to see what kind of mileage you are getting and what % city/highway your are driving so far the gauge is saying I'm getting 32.3 with about 90% highway driving doing 65 the whole time
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:43 AM   #2
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The 89 E30: about 19-20 city driving. About 26, maybe 28 on the highway.
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:41 AM   #3
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dont know what mine is but it sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:50 AM   #4
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91 318is (e30) 25mpg combined driving hard, 30+ on the freeway.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:26 AM   #5
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I get 10 liters/100 km
8 liters at 80 kph 12-13 liters at 160 kph
dunno how to convert it
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:50 AM   #6
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well me being the curious one I had to figure your numbers out it equates to about 23mpg doing about 50mph and some where between 29-31 doing about 100mph and well thats really moving
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:53 AM   #7
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I get 10 liters/100 km
8 liters at 80 kph 12-13 liters at 160 kph
dunno how to convert it
10 liters/100km ~ 23.5 mpg. 8 liter ~ 29 mpg. 12.5 ~ 18.7 mpg (1 gallon = 3.8 liter. 100km = 62 miles)
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:55 AM   #8
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wow don't ask me what I did to come up with my #'s if you came up with that answer oops ha
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:05 AM   #9
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you all are probaly going to laugh at me for saying this but my big worry point about this car was the gas mileage I drive about 600 miles a week so it gets a little scary when I was thinking I was going to be getting mid 20's out of the car but seeing that its going to be low to mid 30's it been a big reliefe
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:27 PM   #10
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Hey, that seems pretty good! With my '95 E36 2.5L 5-speed, I had routinely been getting 31-32 highway between 70-75 mph. Suddenly last fall that's fallen off to ~29, under same driving conditions, which irks me. I think it might be because of the ethanol they're mixing in with the gas now , plus winter formulation.
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:36 PM   #11
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last time i checked I got around 20 mpg with mostly city driving, but I don't even check anymore, probably cause I don't care about fuel economy at all, plus I'm a fan of "spirited driving"
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:56 PM   #12
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e36 328i 5speed. i drive about 20 minutes all highway to work and back, BUT i swapped in a 3.15 rear in place of the stock 2.93 so at 80mph im sittin at about 3,400 RPMs. with work driving and some "spirited" driving in the downtime i average about 22 mpg's
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:37 AM   #13
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my mpg is also only spirited driving
unspirited driving gets me about 26/7 mpg so i don't bother
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:07 AM   #14
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I average about 22mpg's according to my on board computer. My mpg's have gone down since i got my 17" wheels. They are heavier than my stock bottlecaps, which bugs me, but oh well. And an E30 325 really gets 26-28 on the highway? That sound low. I drove my E36 325 down to Florida fully loaded with my wife and all of our stuff and got a solid 27mph average (according to obc)
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:14 PM   #15
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my E46 330ci steptronic averages 29mpg if i go between 65-120

21mpg daily driving in the city and mountain roads.

Shits killing me son.

so i drive the 318. 25-30mpg all the time.
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