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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 09-27-2005, 12:26 PM
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getting HORENDOUS gas mileage on a 530 xi t? admittedly, i do the worst kind of driving. short distance, stop and go. i am getting 13.9 lately. please, dont tell the new 6 cyl engine is a gas hog...this is THE one and only disappointment with this car. otherwise, i love it. comparisons to the e90 330 that another person has posted on this site are apples and oranges.. these cars are aimed at different markets hence the different price points. my own humble opinion is that the 5 series is a little bit older persons car, more comfortable ride etc.
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Old 09-27-2005, 12:34 PM
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Quite the contrary...BMW's 6-cyclinder engines are some of the most effecient around compared to V6's and turbo'd 4 cyclinder engies of similar HP.

To be getting 13.5 from a brand new car in city driving when it is rated at 19/20 isn't all that bad (espicially for an AWD car). You already admit your driving is going to take its toll, but also don't forget that it is a brand new engine as well. I found on my E46 that my mileage improved as the car aged. It may take you a little while to reach max mileage. If the driving is as bad as you protray, you might not see it get any better. If that is the case, take comfort in the fact that there are a lot of poor slobs out there in cars that aren't as nice getting as bad if not worse mileage.
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Old 09-27-2005, 12:50 PM
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wagon,

have you confirmed the mileage independent of the computer in the car?

My 545i is getting 19 city and did 24 on the highway. My 2001 530i gets 20 city and 30 highway.
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Old 09-27-2005, 02:29 PM
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Old 09-27-2005, 03:30 PM
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If that is the case, take comfort in the fact that there are a lot of poor slobs out there in cars that aren't as nice getting as bad if not worse mileage.
You are so right! This poor slob only gets ~14 mpg in city driving (EPA=19) his Volvo XC70. We're considering getting an 530xiT in the future so this is interesting.
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Old 09-27-2005, 04:54 PM
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wagon,

have you confirmed the mileage independent of the computer in the car?

My 545i is getting 19 city and did 24 on the highway. My 2001 530i gets 20 city and 30 highway.
agent 99, i have computed mileage the old fashioned way and it still sucks. rassmussen bmw here in portland says the mileage i have been getting is not out of line with what they have been saying. how do you spell diesel? maybe bmw will bring the turbo desiel over here? i know the euro mags love it. i dont know what the cons are though. do you?
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Drove 600 miles in Europe and got about 21 MPG

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getting HORENDOUS gas mileage on a 530 xi t? admittedly, i do the worst kind of driving. short distance, stop and go. i am getting 13.9 lately. please, dont tell the new 6 cyl engine is a gas hog...this is THE one and only disappointment with this car. otherwise, i love it. comparisons to the e90 330 that another person has posted on this site are apples and oranges.. these cars are aimed at different markets hence the different price points. my own humble opinion is that the 5 series is a little bit older persons car, more comfortable ride etc.
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Old 09-27-2005, 04:57 PM
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agent 99, i have computed mileage the old fashioned way and it still sucks. rassmussen bmw here in portland says the mileage i have been getting is not out of line with what they have been saying. how do you spell diesel? maybe bmw will bring the turbo desiel over here? i know the euro mags love it. i dont know what the cons are though. do you?
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:20 PM
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2000 miles in europe and averaged 21 mpg. i come here and it goes to 13.8 mpg. is our gas that bad? or, as i said above, my driving habits are quite different here than over there. i know the 535 deseil engine has more power/more torque and gets far better gas mileage. are the deseils nosier? i figure at my annual rate of driving (about 11500 miles per year) with gas at $3 per gallon the savings between getting 13.8 mpg and 24-25 mpg is about $1100 per year. which is nothing to sneeze at but it isnt the end of the world either. maybe bmw will make a hybrid?
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BMW is chasing the Hybrid

I almost bought a E class CDI, but the dealership is terrible. I had two Mercs am down to one and will get rid of that as soon as our Bimmers arrive. New deisels are highly efficient and very evirnmentally friendly.
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2000 miles in europe and averaged 21 mpg. i come here and it goes to 13.8 mpg. is our gas that bad? or, as i said above, my driving habits are quite different here than over there. i know the 535 deseil engine has more power/more torque and gets far better gas mileage. are the deseils nosier? i figure at my annual rate of driving (about 11500 miles per year) with gas at $3 per gallon the savings between getting 13.8 mpg and 24-25 mpg is about $1100 per year. which is nothing to sneeze at but it isnt the end of the world either. maybe bmw will make a hybrid?
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:48 PM
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I almost bought a E class CDI, but the dealership is terrible. I had two Mercs am down to one and will get rid of that as soon as our Bimmers arrive. New deisels are highly efficient and very evirnmentally friendly.
i doubt that bmw will bring the wagon deisel over here since the wagon isnt exactly a big seller. the sedan maybe...i like the e class myself. saw lots of them in europe. they look good. the wall street journal ran a story on awd and said that the mercedes awd system was the best. except the e-class is even MORE $$ than the 5 series. arent these cars expensive enough????
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