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Old 02-10-2013, 05:31 AM
mycabrandz mycabrandz is offline
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Location: Bay Area, CA
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Mein Auto: BMW 535i GT
+1 @Jad.

I think most people assume the manufacturer rating is what is to be expected. My 2012 non-xdrive is rated at 19 city and 28 highway (iirc). With a one way 12 mile commute in stop and go SF bay area traffic, I get about 21 to 22mpg actual (measured by fuel consumption relative to miles traveled, not by idrive calculation). After the first 4000 or so miles tweaking my driving style for better mileage, I gave up checking the mpg and started appreciating the drive a lot more. Its hard looking at the efficient dynamics meter on the gauge cluster and at the same time quickly maneuvering lanes in traffic while engaged in Sport+ driving mode.

The only few occasions I check the mpg is when we head down to Disneyland in Southern California. I reset the idrive and try to beat our previous trip's mpg. I get between 28 to 31mpg purely hwy. Sometimes I get less. 70mph on I-5 for an autobahn proven GT just wont do.

2012 535i GT ED 1/9/2012

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