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alee
12-26-2001, 02:26 PM
Did a lot of driving this holiday, and am happy to say my 330Ci got 480 miles on a tank of gas, with about 90 miles left on the range.

-Al

jw
12-26-2001, 02:30 PM
Dang! I don't even come close. Hmm.. come to think of it, I've never taken a long highway roadtrip w/ the new car.

What was the avg. speed?

Alex Baumann
12-26-2001, 02:31 PM
Are you sure you don't drive a diesel? :)

alee
12-26-2001, 02:34 PM
Average speed of roughly 70 mph. I did most of it using cruise control. Drove from Philly to NYC to central NJ to NYC to Philly on Christmas.

Cruise control gets all the credit. :D

-Al

Jason 325i Step
12-26-2001, 02:39 PM
ur trophy is in the mail ;-P

Emission
12-26-2001, 02:40 PM
What was your calculated MPG on the trip computer?

I am lucky if I can break 350 (miles) in my 330i!

alee
12-26-2001, 02:42 PM
I think it was like 32 or 33 mpg. Believe it or not, I didn't have my camera with me! :eek:

-Al

SS
12-26-2001, 02:58 PM
Originally posted by alee
I think it was like 32 or 33 mpg. Believe it or not, I didn't have my camera with me! :eek:

-Al

I always get @600 miles per tank driving from DC area to Atlanta in my 5-speed 528!

Robert
12-26-2001, 02:59 PM
I'm lucky to get 17.5 around town. I was blown away by your last record on .org. I'm almost never on the highway.

Emission
12-26-2001, 03:33 PM
I do believe you.

I consistently get 30+ on the open highway. Unfortunately, I have never driven more than 150 miles on a single trip in my 330i.

I'd love to fill her up one morning and see how far I could go on a tank!

chad 330i
12-26-2001, 04:18 PM
My best is 32mpg...way to wring out the miles!

Mike 325xi
12-26-2001, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by alee
Did a lot of driving this holiday, and am happy to say my 330Ci got 480 miles on a tank of gas, with about 90 miles left on the range.

-Al

You must drive like an old lady :D

Time to get a Toyota Echo for you! :cool:

Akakubi
12-26-2001, 05:48 PM
an unbelievable 35.1MPG! I was so freaked. And I don't have any engine mods yet (ECIS is on the way).

I was doing 75MPH on the cruise with two passengers.

alee
12-26-2001, 06:40 PM
Originally posted by Akakubi
an unbelievable 35.1MPG! I was so freaked. And I don't have any engine mods yet (ECIS is on the way).

I was doing 75MPH on the cruise with two passengers.

Oh great, now you've given me a goal to reach for. :D Cruise control does a remarkable job of keeping the mileage in check.

-Al

Guest84
12-26-2001, 08:31 PM
Originally posted by alee
I think it was like 32 or 33 mpg. Believe it or not, I didn't have my camera with me! :eek:

-Al

uhh huh! Thats just like the fish that got away from me this past summer, why I fought that bloody thing for....well, silly me, no camera! ;)

Thats great Alee!

andy 323i
12-26-2001, 08:39 PM
i got abt 440 to my tank with abt 60 left on the range and an average speed of 83

i have a 323

SamBeau
12-27-2001, 09:51 AM
That's great to know.
Then I won't feel so bad when I replace my 40 mpg commuter car with a 330i.
Now if I could get it to run on 87....:D

SS
12-27-2001, 10:21 AM
Originally posted by alee


Oh great, now you've given me a goal to reach for. :D Cruise control does a remarkable job of keeping the mileage in check.

-Al

It seems to me that Cruise Control burns more gas - especially when there are hills involved (uphill)!

SS

nate
12-27-2001, 02:51 PM
Originally posted by alee
I think it was like 32 or 33 mpg. Believe it or not, I didn't have my camera with me! :eek:

-Al

I was about to ask why there were no pictures....