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Old 07-27-2010, 08:14 PM
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Fuel Consumption Settings

In my 08 528i, the fuel consumption settings included MPG in both US and Imperial gallons.
My brand new 2011 535i has only one MPG setting, and it's US gallons. Slighty annoying. Although Canada has been "metric" for over 30 years, I don't know anyone who talks "l/100km".
It's still Miles per Gallon, and in Canada, the old standard is still the Imperial gallon.
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:16 PM
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Having only driven in Canada once in the last 40 years (last year) I only recall seeing gas being sold by the litre there.If that's the case it seems that not recognizing imperial gallons on a car sold in North America is understandable.
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:34 PM
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Having only driven in Canada once in the last 40 years (last year) I only recall seeing gas being sold by the litre there.If that's the case it seems that not recognizing imperial gallons on a car sold in North America is understandable.
You are absolutely right. We are a metric country as is most of the world. They still show both measures on car window stickers for the people who are in their seventies. Schools only teach the metric system and it is the official measuring system in the country.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:13 PM
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You are absolutely right. We are a metric country as is most of the world. They still show both measures on car window stickers for the people who are in their seventies. Schools only teach the metric system and it is the official measuring system in the country.
HEY!. I'm only in my fifties!
We went metric in 1977. But in spite of what the schools say, everybody I know including my 20 something kids, still says their height in feet and inches, their weight in pounds, Builds stuff out of two by fours and 4 x 8 sheets of plywood, plays golf and football in yards, farms in acres, and last I checked a hockey rink was 200 feet long! Oh, and mileage in MPG.

I guess my point being, that while BMW is technically (and politically) correct, I'll bet 90% of buyers will wish it had MPG Imperial.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:36 PM
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l/100km is the logical and right choice. Even I use that. Metric is the proper way to measure everything. Embarrassingly, I still can't really understand pints or quarts.

I don't know about the settings on a 2008 5er with iDrive, but I know that Imperial gallons are possible on my X3 and my mom's 2006 3er without iDrive.
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