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: 550i miles to the tank.

Sherman B
01-07-2011, 08:42 PM
For the people with non X drive 550s how many miles do you average to the tank between fill ups? I'm not concerned about the gas milage figures just having to get gas all of the time. Please also let me know your driving style and city/hwy driving.

01-08-2011, 08:57 AM
230-240 miles on average LI/metro NY roads (too low for me, I miss my 330-340 miles/tank for my S550). My average speed is 29mph and I am not aggressive with the car...

01-08-2011, 12:37 PM
LOL, I looked at this thread quickly and thought: "holy crap, someone's getting 550 miles / tank?!?! Damn!".

LOLZ at me.

01-08-2011, 01:56 PM
Mpg is far more pertinent as some people fill up with a quarter tank left and others let it almost run out. I usually try fill up when I have about 1-1.5 gal left.

01-08-2011, 02:53 PM
mpg on the this F-10 550i not impresevie at all, however its not my biggest concern when looking at cars. I would agree with the 230-240 a tank estimate.

01-09-2011, 09:15 AM
I am getting about 18 mpg average, I do a combination of city and highway driving.

01-09-2011, 09:31 AM
I am getting 19.5 mpg average, with about 90% highway driving at speeds of 80-90 mph mostly. I do not generally drive in an aggressive manner, but I have often reached speeds of 120-130 mph in spurts when conditions allow.

I expect the mpg to go down as I do more city vs highway in the future.

01-09-2011, 10:29 AM
I am on my fourth tank now. First tank I actually got 22.9 with a good bit of highway driving and taking it really easy. Each tank has gotten progressively worse mpg as I move closer to "normal" driving for me. Current tank getting 18.3 so far according to the computer. My car is manual transmission. I expect I will probably get that or less long term.

01-09-2011, 11:36 AM
LOL, I looked at this thread quickly and thought: "holy crap, someone's getting 550 miles / tank?!?! Damn!".

LOLZ at me.

Ditto here.. I just wish that BMW would put a decent size tank into their cars. My wife's MB has at least two or three gallons more capacity.

01-09-2011, 03:22 PM
I second the notion of 230-240 miles before I fill up. I don't like it down below a 1/4 tank so that is when I usually get it done. Mostly suburban/city driving with the occassional highway thrown in and probably average 18 mpg. I don't baby it but I am far from aggressive.

01-10-2011, 10:49 AM
The three litre Diesel engine in my 530D F11 finishes the 70 litre diesel in 590 miles.
Since begin december I drove the new car for 3000 miles with an average speed of 46 mph and a diesel consumption of 38mpg. You V8 guys are really loosing to much time filling up! :)

01-10-2011, 11:17 AM
I agree, wish they would have put a bigger tank, at least a couple gallons more. I don't care so much about the milage, just having to fill up so often.

01-10-2011, 11:57 AM
Frankly I wonder where all the extra space is. The car is bigger than the e60, has no spare tire, and yet has a small gas tank...