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coug60 04-13-2011 08:06 PM

My road trip vs MPG
 
For what its worth...
Took my first road trip with the vert from Foster City CA to Santa Barbara CA. Around 315 miles one way. 80 mph average speed and 23.7 mpg on the way there and 70 mph average speed, 22.6 mpg on the way back. There are some hills to climb on the way back.

I guess that's pretty decent for our bimmers right?

bigdgpa 04-13-2011 08:40 PM

Pretty damn good, I'm making the drive to Vegas this weekend, and with our gas prices in Ca thats some good news!

hipertec 04-14-2011 06:36 AM

When I drive on the fwy a long distance, I get thous type of mpg. When mix with city, it drops down to 17-18 mpg.
Question is how to get city driving to 20+mpg.

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pablo645 04-14-2011 08:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hipertec (Post 5995515)
When I drive on the fwy a long distance, I get thous type of mpg. When mix with city, it drops down to 17-18 mpg.
Question is how to get city driving to 20+mpg.

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I average 16-17 just in city driving. With the manual, you are able to disengage the transmission and coast to a stop a lot of times. Since the city has a stop light at every intersection, I tend to just move off in first and disengage and the car has enough momentum to reach the other light. If you catch the timing of the lights then you can just keep on rolling and shift to 2nd and so on. I'm planning a trip to DC soon so I am dying to see what I can get on the highway.

Auxxiliary 04-14-2011 10:36 AM

Dunno what the prices are down there for you guys but up here its $4.14 a gallon.

coug60 04-14-2011 10:45 AM

Gas here is almost $5 for the Premium stuff 91 octane... some places it already is.....
My city driving is 4teens and 15teens... I put my foot into it around town....

Bk650 04-14-2011 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pablo645 (Post 5995779)
. I'm planning a trip to DC soon so I am dying to see what I can get on the highway.

I went a few weeks ago i got about 23 avg 80mph with my heavy wheels.. check my sig pic for my baby in front of Fords theater lol

tampamark 04-14-2011 01:35 PM

We must be leadfoot drivers. 13.8 mpg

Charge what they want for gas. I will still stomp it.

HerbP 04-14-2011 02:40 PM

I get 18 around town, & 28 on the hwy @ 80MPH. Maybe the 645 is a more efficient engine.

pablo645 04-15-2011 07:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bk650 (Post 5996318)
I went a few weeks ago i got about 23 avg 80mph with my heavy wheels.. check my sig pic for my baby in front of Fords theater lol

That's not that bad running at 80MPH. I figured that will be about my average speed. I love that 1 mile bridge "JFK memorial Hwy".

coug60 04-15-2011 10:33 AM

Its luxury but hey... it is a sports car the car is made to be driven.....

Bk650 04-16-2011 04:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pablo645 (Post 5998139)
That's not that bad running at 80MPH. I figured that will be about my average speed. I love that 1 mile bridge "JFK memorial Hwy".

I got up to about 120 its a great drive for a nice day till you get to dc the traffic is unbearable

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