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Originally Posted by tgb1974
I am about 1/2 through my first tank on a new 2012 X5d and, after about 90% true city driving (Chicago), the trip computer is showing about 15.7 mpg. I am not hitting it hard or anything, just a ton of stop-and-go traffic (and yes, I reset the trip computer before I left the dealership). Is this normal or does it get better over time? I am most interested to hear from X5d owners who do mostly city driving. Thanks in advance!
City driving is a definite drag on the MPG. The Diesel engine is best suited for the long haul highway driving.
And 1/2 way through your first tank means you have maybe 200 miles so far. You have a ways to go to get it broken in. I suggest topping it off at the station you most likely expect to use most often, reset your OBC, and start anew. Also, confirm your tire pressure is where you want it. I keep mine on the upper range, i.e. 40/42 psi with super sport non-rft tires.
Enjoy the ride and the torque. The MPG will get there.
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Last edited by Flyingman; 11-08-2012 at 06:08 PM.