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: Full tank of gas with ED?

10-07-2010, 09:40 PM
Simple question: when you take ED delivery does the vehicle come with a full tank of gas?


10-07-2010, 09:46 PM
No it comes between 1/4 and 1/3 full due to safety regulations at the welt.

10-07-2010, 09:47 PM
Last I heard it's got enough to drive it to a gas station. Liability reasons to do with storing it inside or transporting on a truck.

10-07-2010, 10:27 PM
Yeah it wasn't that much gas in the tank this time around. I drove straight to HARMS to fill out paper work and filled up at the gas station on the main road outside HARMS. As I remember the low level indicator was on already.

10-08-2010, 12:19 AM
ED yesterday, 1/4 tank. $1.52 euro/liter, ouch!!!. makes me appreciate the prices in the States.

10-08-2010, 08:27 AM
OK, so we've established the fact that the gas tank is close to empty, which may have to do with safety issues when the car is delivered at the Welt, and/or BMW doesn't want to spring for the full tank of gas (almost $100).

What about drop off at HARM on the way back? Does the tank have to be close to empty? Do they tell you to bring the car back with an almost empty tank?


10-08-2010, 09:39 AM
You don't need to bring a full tank of gas to the drop off location. 1/4 or so is more than sufficient.

10-08-2010, 09:43 AM
I'm always cutting it fine to drop-off so by experience I fill up the night before drop-off to be sure I don't need to stop and fillup on the last day. I never heard on a requirement on gas level low or high at drop-off though.

10-08-2010, 10:51 AM
Full tank is only for VIP delivery recipients.... which is not available to US customers.

10-08-2010, 03:59 PM
But US customers should still get a full tank of (admittedly cheaper and lower quality) fuel from their US dealer on redelivery.