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LisaT33
12-29-2007, 07:16 PM
I am considering buying an X5 (looking for 2004-2005). I am curious about what kind of gas milage folks are getting in both the 3.0 and 4.4. Any other advice/ tips you would give??

ig35
12-29-2007, 07:42 PM
i would also like to know this information

IslandS52
12-29-2007, 11:08 PM
My 2003 4.4 is getting about 15 mpg. This is driving 80% city and/or in heavy traffic. A 2004 mght get 10% more with the 6 speed other improvements.

jcl10
12-29-2007, 11:23 PM
My 2003 3.0 auto got 20.3 Imperial MPG, equally 16.9 US MPG, over more than a year of pretty much just city driving.

Best highway mileage I got was 28.4 Imperial MPG, equalling 23.7 US MPG, on long trips when I really worked at conserving, steady speed, keeping to the limits, etc. It was easy to get 24.7 Imperial MPG on the highway, equallying 20.6 US MPG, without trying so hard.

All figures converted from litres/100 km (hence the decimals), using the on-board computer. I checked the computer several times, and found it to be accurate every time I checked. Most of the above was on 89 pump octane (mid grade); I noticed no improvement at all on 91 pump octane but did use it occasionally. Your fuel may not be the same quality as what we have here, as fuel varies widely in different regions of North America.

Best advice is to make sure you have an extended warranty. Great vehicles, but can be expensive to fix. Look for a Certified Pre-Owned on a dealer's lot. Just my $0.02

ToolFan
12-31-2007, 09:20 AM
my friend has a 2006 4.4i and he said he averages 20 MPG's. I have heard the same for the 3.0i's

bbal
12-31-2007, 09:55 AM
2004 6spd 3.0 has averaged 17mpg over the life of the car with 80% city. Highway loaded down gets 20-21. City moderately aggressive driving will get 13-15, conservative city driving can get 18.

tvenu
01-03-2008, 06:00 AM
i just got a 06-4.4 and i am getting 16.x mpg and mostly city driving

oilbelcher
01-03-2008, 06:57 AM
wait until diesel is available this fall for significantly better fuel economy, and much more torque

NetSpySD
01-03-2008, 07:24 AM
wait until diesel is available this fall for significantly better fuel economy, and much more torque

+1, The X5 diesel 3.0 will be here in 2008. Available in all 50 states and weil get 19/26MPG. :thumbup:

MLB007
01-03-2008, 07:59 PM
Diesel is .60 gal higher than gas around here.

ealzar
01-07-2008, 02:17 PM
mine is 2001 4.4i with AFE Intake and i get 23 MPG on Freeway instead of the default 21.

zee28
01-07-2008, 04:45 PM
My 07 4.8 gets 15 in town, 19 on the hiway.

NetSpySD
01-07-2008, 04:51 PM
My 07 4.8 gets 15 in town, 19 on the hiway.

You must drive like a granny to get that kind of mileage.

zee28
01-07-2008, 04:55 PM
You must drive like a granny to get that kind of mileage.


Now would I have spent the $$$ for a 4.8 sport to drive like a Granny? :rofl:

I don't do much city driving and I usually set the cruise on 73 on the hwy. When I'm driving around town it will go down to between 15-16 and then work its way back up to 19 when I get out on the hwy.

oilbelcher
01-08-2008, 05:48 PM
remember with diesels the EPA targets tend to be easily reached if not bested. For gas engines, it is equal at best, if not worse. If you drive hard, the differential is even greater.

People, be careful comparing diesel prices in the winter time. Also remember to compare diesel vs premium fuel, the alternative choice when driving a BMW. don't compare to regular gas price.

I used to have/drive a BMW 2.0 liter single turbo 4 cyl engine in Europe, before I moved back to US. German diesels are addictive, BMW is the best brand of all PERFORMANCe oriented diesels, and this twin turbo diesel with no turbo lag will be like your X5 on steroids and crack. The 3 series will be amazing performance, X5 just plain fun with no gas bill guilt. Remember 600+ miles on a tank of gas... I'd if in meant no saving in cost per mile (while is not the case), I'd buy the diesel for the convenience.

This will be my long term vehicle kept for 7+ yrs.