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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 03-06-2012, 08:27 AM
tol4o tol4o is offline
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X5D One Tank Mileage Records?

What is your experience with the most miles squeezed from one tank?

Our 2011 X5d is just over 10k miles
Just hit 530 miles on one tank with about 75% highway driving
I believe I can hit 600 miles if 100% highway

It looks like the mpg is getting better
I was reading somewhere that the diesel engine needs 15k miles to reach it's optimum performance and fuel economy
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:34 AM
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450-500 is my normal fill-up point. Haven't pushed it to see how far I can go though? Maybe this summer when we're doing more long distance travel.

I just turned 5k miles so also am expecting that to get even better.

Love it!!!!!!

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Old 03-06-2012, 12:08 PM
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The most I have gone is 585 miles, 90/10 hwy/city.
Looking forward to camping this summer; expecting go drive 5 hours east and come back on one tank of gas - about 590 miles.
Not looking forward to summer diesel prices. Thanks for that, Mr. President.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:39 PM
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I don't get much, I drive it like I stole it,
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:10 AM
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637 miles on 19.4 gallons. Just a smidge under 33mpg. All highway, cruise set, 65mph on a business trip. Could've gone farther, but didn't know where next fuel stop would be.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:09 AM
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637 miles on 19.4 gallons. Just a smidge under 33mpg. All highway, cruise set, 65mph on a business trip. Could've gone farther, but didn't know where next fuel stop would be.
Wow! Pretty nice for 35d!
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:13 AM
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Extended cruising range is one of the great advantages of the diesel, but I wouldn't make it into a contest. You really don't want to run out of fuel in a diesel.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:32 AM
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. . . . You really don't want to run out of fuel in a diesel.
+1 If you get air into your fuel system, it is a mighty hassle!

Regular driving (city/hwy mixed), I routinely get 525+ miles without lighting up the reserve warning.

Highway-only I have done 575+ and I am certain I can go well over 600 miles. Key is to hold the speed around 65-70 mph, use cruise control and you are on a relatively flat highway with very little headwind.

I have the 20 inch 214 option for wheels.

BTW the indicated mpg is pretty darn accurate. Did two tests for the fun of it. Both were mixed driving (hwy/city).

Test 1:
Indicated: 23.5 mpg
Using trip meter and gallons pumped (empty to full tank method): 527.8 miles / 22.268 gallons = 23.7 mpg
Average speed indicated over these 527.8 miles driven: 34.7 mph
Test 2:
Indicated: 21.7 mpg
Using trip meter and gallons pumped (empty to full tank method): 419.3 miles / 19.311 gallons = 21.7 mpg
Average speed indicated over this 527.8 miles driven: 32.3 mph
Pretty accurate eh?

PS: Now at 31K+ on the odometer, best mpg I ever got was ~27 mpg on hwy-only miles under ideal conditions. Typical day-to-day running ~22-23 mpg.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:31 PM
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I was watching the mpg on our X5D (wife's car) only lets say the first 1000 miles. After that I'm enjoying the torque and you know to get that pull feeling and pleasure you gotta pump some diesel in the cylinders
If they bring X3 xdrive20d with manual transmission it would be a completely different story about a fuel economy.
I am wondering which BMW model would make me retire my E46 M3 6sp. So far I did not find a BMW that can inspire me to do that. E46 M3 is just perfect in any aspect. Already 4 years since I got it and let me tell you, the feeling and the pleasure when I sit to drive it every time is the same as 4 years ago. This is the first car ever that isn't getting boring with the time
Waiting for the new M3 to see who knows...
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:30 PM
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601 Miles, 22.1 Gals, 27.3 MPG

All highway, cruise control set at 75, from Pennsylvania to Tennessee.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:33 PM
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I was on track to get ~735 miles in my 335d a week ago. Driving east with a stiff tailwind :-)
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:34 PM
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About 440 miles.

That's 400 miles on a fill up and then 40 miles running on fumes [where the fuel indicator says --]…. then my car died and I rolled into a petrol station in neutral with no power steering.

I managed a 24 gallon fill up!
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:54 PM
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About 440 miles.

That's 400 miles on a fill up and then 40 miles running on fumes [where the fuel indicator says --]…. then my car died and I rolled into a petrol station in neutral with no power steering.

I managed a 24 gallon fill up!
Did you have a problem with air in the fuel system or you just filled the tank and the car started normally?
I heard the new common-rail diesels have automatic bleeding of the fuel system, but I am not sure how accurate is this info.
I am pretty sure it's a big mess on the old non common-rail diesel engines with mechanical diesel fuel distribution - one diesel pump for all cylinders and no piezo injectors
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:47 PM
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I've done 630 miles, with the indicator telling me I had 29 miles left, and I decided it was time to stop. All highway, 22 gallons, averaged about 28 MPG, flat terrain at 70 MPH, with little wind.

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What is your experience with the most miles squeezed from one tank?

Our 2011 X5d is just over 10k miles
Just hit 530 miles on one tank with about 75% highway driving
I believe I can hit 600 miles if 100% highway

It looks like the mpg is getting better
I was reading somewhere that the diesel engine needs 15k miles to reach it's optimum performance and fuel economy
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:17 AM
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Back in the day one of the first things you learned how to do was bleed the air out of your fuel system. Now I understand it automatically bleeds the air, much like the old VW TDI's used to with their rotary fuel pump (I think). I know on my MB 180Db with the Bosch pump I had to manually bleed the air if I ran out/low and got air in the system. It was not a difficult thing to do, but your hands stunk from diesel "perfume" afterwards. In any event it is not helpful to run out of fuel in any car, diesel or not.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:27 AM
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530 miles is my record. Could've done more
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