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Old 11-03-2012, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by BMWconsumer View Post
Guys I bought X5 2013 this year in June.
I have a questions about

Tire pressure
Since its starting to get cold in Louisiana i have noticed few morning i have low tire pressure alert. But after i go through the reset ritual it goes away. Sometime quicker then other times.
Very frustrating. Is this normal?

Also, I would have thought i would get better mileage. My average speed is 22/m/h and my consumption is 15m/g. I am using regular gas to save a buck. Would putting premium make it more efficient? Any ideas?

Lastly but not least,
is it just me or the "bing"noises drive people nuts. For all the alerts from low gas to seat belts to start/stopping the car. Not to mention when you switch off the car the radio still runs!!! why.....

You MUST be from the Monroe area (think duck Dynasty...LOL) otherwise you would know all this stuff below...
1) Low tire pressure will cause you to loose a mile to 3 miles per gallon so fill up the tires and get it right to save the most fuel.
2) Your average speed is VERY low which indicates a large volume of "STOP & GO" driving which is NEVER good for fuel economy (especially in gasoline-based vehicles. Diesels are better @ that but still hurts consumption levels).
3) NEVER use regular fuel in a car DESIGNED to use premium. It is true that regular will work (apparently) fine but what you are not seeing is that... in order for your car to burn regular without pinging, the car has automatically added more fuel (to compensate) and you aren't saving yourself ANY money by running regular. Here is an informative online article about why you WANT to pay for premium (even if it IS more expensive)...
4) To get the radio to "turn off" when you get out simply hold the START/STOP button a fraction of a minute longer (until the radio turns off)

PS - I went to college in Monroe so just giving you a hard time.

'12 X5d Sapphire/Black/Bamboo, Sport (ZAP), Premium (ZPP) & Premium Sound(ZPS) packages: 20" 214's, OEM Hitch

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