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08-05-2011, 05:05 PM
Post'em! I just drove from Lubbock to DFW. Here are my numbers :bigpimp:

550i 09

09-20-2011, 02:45 PM
Drove from Lynchburg, VA to Arlington, VA. Some twisty mountain roads, mostly fast cruising on congested I-81 between 70-85 mph. Whole trip average speed = 68 mph, MPG = 26.4, 3.5 hrs drive time. A/C on low, Normal suspension/engine settings except for a brief bit of Sport 1. We're pleased so far, willing to sacrifice a little mpg for arriving sane and mobile.


09-20-2011, 03:26 PM
When I picked my vehicle up in SC after the ED, back to NH I got slightly over 30mpg. My more normal, mostly city driving is netting me around 22mpg. Got a couple thousand mile trip coming up in October - the first long trip since I picked it up and hope to see similar numbers. It's now got a few thousand miles more on it than the original trip from SC, so it will be interesting to see if it differs. The x-drive EPA is 27-28mpg on the highway, so 30 was unexpected on the 70- 75 mph run. In Germany, from new, for the first 700 miles or so, some at 100mph on the autobahn, I averaged a little over 24mpg. I think this is pretty impressive for this heavy vehicle.

09-20-2011, 06:05 PM
In my 535 I range between 19 and 22 city depending on starts/stops... idling is expensive. Highway 28 mpg. In a straight line at 40 mph I get about 38 mpg, so speed kills mpg. Revs above 4k eat gasoline, but it sure sounds nice. I'm past 5000 miles and age has made no difference in mpg.

09-28-2011, 01:07 PM
I must be doing it wrong, 16.7mpg 30/70 hwy/city. Love that V8.