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Tee95E38 01-16-2013 09:19 PM

High speed mpg questions!
 
Would anybody by any chance know what mpg my 95 e38 would get at 125 an 150? I'm curious and haven't gotten the chance to reach that speed for more than a minute or so cause I don't need that big of a ticket yet haha!

First740i 01-17-2013 04:25 AM

Gas goes fast at those speeds. I've kept mine around 120 before. Idk say I got around 10 or 12 to the gallon??? Not positive I use about a quarter tank in 40 miles maybe it was a while ago.

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E36 Phantom 01-17-2013 06:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Tee95E38 (Post 7319321)
Would anybody by any chance know what mpg my 95 e38 would get at 125 an 150? I'm curious and haven't gotten the chance to reach that speed for more than a minute or so cause I don't need that big of a ticket yet haha!

No idea, but for fun: Top Gear said at full speed, their Veyron ran out of gas in 15 minutes.

At 220 mph, 15 minutes = 55 miles. Don't knew the tank size but were probably talking like 2.5 - 3 mpg. Now, you're not going that fast and don't have 4 turbos, but mileage wouldn't be pretty.

You also can't go 150, you're limited to 128.

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First740i 01-17-2013 07:03 AM

I don't have a govern I've gone past 140. Trust me!!!!

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Tee95E38 01-17-2013 07:29 AM

I don't think I have a governor because the guy who have it to me (my grandpas friend) said he has had it up to 155 on the autobahn! I've had my car over 130 myself actually! Thank you for the help though y'all! I don't think I'm gonna speed unless I have the gas for it then haha!

gazagod 01-17-2013 05:55 PM

Yup they run! 0-100 in 15 seconds or less .wiki says 0-100 in 15 sec i think its less but when i hit it up..i dont look at my watch im lookin in rearview mirror for cops in thwir dodge charger..but if u got a good car 95 750il it should hit 0-100mpg no promblem..who cares bout gas..u got a v12 engine..if u cant afford gas u should buy another type of bmw..u havr a very special/rare car..treat it good

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gazagod 01-17-2013 06:10 PM

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Tee95E38 01-17-2013 07:30 PM

It's actually a 740i I wish it was the 750 haha and I was just curious on the subject and it is a great car!

Tee95E38 01-17-2013 07:30 PM

I will treat this car as if its my child haha

MPerryjr 01-17-2013 09:51 PM

I'm getting 19.6 MPG at 115 MPH on the Autobahn, daily driving. Have snow tires on, so haven't done any higher speed driving yet.

1995 740iA

Tee95E38 01-17-2013 10:13 PM

That's awesome! I get 24.6 between 65 and 70 mph. I haven't had a chance to go faster for a long period of time. And what does the A in 740iA stand for? I've never heard of that before!

MPerryjr 01-17-2013 10:26 PM

A is Automatic...

Tee95E38 01-17-2013 10:32 PM

Yeah I just went researched it and now feel like an idiot hah! How can I tell if my car was made in Germany? I have a 95 740i also and I was told by my opi that his friend had bought it there and brought it back and forth when he would travel! The manual is completely in German and so is everything under the hood. I don't have an A behind my i though! So that's why I was wondering

MPerryjr 01-17-2013 10:39 PM

Think there's a VIN decoder that will tell you, can't remember where I saw it.

Would LOVE to ship it back to the US when I move back in the next year or so, but not sure what it's going to cost for conversion.

Mine is really a 1994 (late November) but the 1995 model year. Drove me nuts trying to figure out I needed to ask for '95 parts instead of '94.

Tee95E38 01-17-2013 10:56 PM

That's cool and I think it's a couple thousand! I actually thought mine was a 94 and found out it was a 95. The only problem with that is I heard you can't put a programmer in it cause the computer blocks it out on that year or somethin.

MPerryjr 01-18-2013 02:39 AM

Not sure about the programer, haven't tried one. I did have the dealer change everything to English (was German). I'd tried to do it via the 'dash controls' but found out it's not possible to change, just view the settings.

Tee95E38 01-18-2013 08:50 AM

Alright thank you

BMWFatherFigure 01-18-2013 11:25 PM

Would a private import need 'converting' ? Europe and the US both drive on the wrong side of the road.

Tee95E38 01-19-2013 12:58 AM

Haha mail men do it!

Tee95E38 01-19-2013 01:03 AM

As in have the steering wheel on the (wrong) side of the car haha


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