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Old 05-04-2012, 05:19 PM
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Exclamation My 2011 328i xdrive is getting 14 mpg and i dont even drive fast!!!

I just leased a 2011 328i xdrive w. the sports package. IM GETTING 14 MPG!!!! HELP!!! PLEASE!!!!!!! BTW I only use PREMIUM fuel. I tried to not drive in driver sport or use the paddle shifters, but that did not help whatsoever. I drive mostly in town and rarely on the highway, but STILL!!! 14 mpg!??!?!?!!?!?!?!?!
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:27 PM
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How many miles do you have on the car? Mileage is not too good when brand new. Most of the time I drive 70% town 30% highway and average 18.5-20 with 2011 328xi. Highway I get 26-28 @ 70-80 mph.. I would take it out for a little road trip to see what it does on the highway.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:02 PM
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It has 960 miles on it. I have heard about that before but I wasn't sure if it was a rumor or not. Its almost sickening how expensive fuel is, perhaps it would have been a better option to get the 335i diesel.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:06 PM
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I will continue to brag but I get about 28 with the 335xi never got worse then 25 mpgs over a 3500span... Are you accelerating allot? As I said to someone else it takes a lot less effort getting a 335 up to the speed you want than the i6.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:21 PM
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Nature of the beast.

I drive in some of the most grueling conditions for fuel economy:

1) short hops <10 miles
2) city driving (stop and go) or highway crawl
3) hot humid climate so A/C runs 97% of the time
4) E93 = heavy car

At nearly 20K on my 2.5 year old my day to day mileage hovers around 17 mpg. Of course, I like to jam my foot on it through a few turns, and I would rather hover in 3rd and listen to the engine than slide it into 4th and enjoy fuel economy.

That being said, I do find that if I can get the car out on the open road and drive it I will see an upward spike in my fuel efficiency for a few weeks after a road run.

Best Advice? Find ways on the weekend or when time is available to get it out in the countryside - away from the city and let it run; and run it hard.

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Old 05-04-2012, 06:28 PM
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Alot is cuz it's new. You should end up getting at least 18-19 until you do highway driving.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:52 PM
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I just leased a 2011 328i xdrive w. the sports package. IM GETTING 14 MPG!!!! HELP!!! PLEASE!!!!!!! BTW I only use PREMIUM fuel. I tried to not drive in driver sport or use the paddle shifters, but that did not help whatsoever. I drive mostly in town and rarely on the highway, but STILL!!! 14 mpg!??!?!?!!?!?!?!?!
I have the same car and now showing just over 7000km. I was at about 20mpg when new. I recently reset the mpg average (3 tanks ago) and now getting 28.8 mpg which gives me aprox 600 km a tank give or take. Give it some time and it will get better. Driving in DTS mode really affects things but hey, it's way more fun sometimes!
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:51 AM
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Have you reset you mpg indicator? It will take a long time to calculate correctly if you don't. I do not baby my car an average 23 mpg. My work drive is 30 miles highway and 6 miles city one way.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:57 AM
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I get 12-14 mpg in my E93 335i. All driving is local. Most of my trips are short and under a few miles. Lots of sitting and stopping at lights. I live only a mile from where I work. I only need to fill up once every few weeks. Doing a little bit of highway driving easily flips my city/highway mix to a lot more highway and then I get about 18. On long trips I can get 28-30 mpg no problem. So a whole lot depends on your specific driving mix.
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:07 AM
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How do you reset the mileage computer? Every time I fill up I reset the mile counter. I was looking through the manual and it said something about reseting the computer. Not sure how to do this. My car reads 24.2 mpg and never moves.
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:07 AM
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I drive mostly in town and rarely on the highway, but STILL!!! 14 mpg!??!?!?!!?!?!?!?!
I've read that NYC taxicabs get 13-14 MPG.

Recent Crown Victorias weren't available with a manual transmission, and I doubt that they're as much fun to drive as a BMW.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:38 AM
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I just leased a 2011 328i xdrive w. the sports package. IM GETTING 14 MPG!!!! HELP!!! PLEASE!!!!!!! BTW I only use PREMIUM fuel. I tried to not drive in driver sport or use the paddle shifters, but that did not help whatsoever. I drive mostly in town and rarely on the highway, but STILL!!! 14 mpg!??!?!?!!?!?!?!?!
Inner NYC driving? About par.

But! You can have much better milage!

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Old 05-05-2012, 08:20 AM
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If I drive to work from my house, which is 35 miles each way, I get 25ish mpg. If I drive to work from my girlfriend's house, which is 1 mile each way, I get like 17mpg. The car flat out doesn't have enough time to warm up and become efficient.

Before my dad retired, his commute was 3 miles each way, and we used to coordinate swapping cars so that I could a) save miles on mine, and b) warm his up. I honestly think it's flat out better for the car to be run longer. I also probably drove it a bit harder than he did!

Take it out for a weekend spin! I'm not suggesting you take I90 or anything, I'm not that mean, but go up I87 or something and have fun.
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How do you reset the mileage computer? Every time I fill up I reset the mile counter. I was looking through the manual and it said something about reseting the computer. Not sure how to do this. My car reads 24.2 mpg and never moves.
Push the button on the end of your turn signal stalk repeatedly until Average Fuel Consumption (MPG) appears. Then press and HOLD the button until the numbers change - this resets the computer. You can also do the same with Average MPH.

All this is clearly explained under "Computer" in the owner's manual.

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Old 05-05-2012, 08:29 AM
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How do you reset the mileage computer? Every time I fill up I reset the mile counter. I was looking through the manual and it said something about reseting the computer. Not sure how to do this. My car reads 24.2 mpg and never moves.
Tap the BC button repeatedly until fuel economy appears. Press and hold until the display changes to dashes. The same procedure resets the average speed. If you have iDrive you can also reset everything via the "Onboard Info" panel.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:59 AM
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Miles Per Gallon

I have a 2015 328i that I leased new about 6 weeks ago and it has less than a thousand miles on it. I average between 19.2 to 19.5 and most of my driving is city. I'm sure it will be better on highway but I don't drive highway that much. Considering it's new I will give it the benefit of the doubt that it will get better.

I pointed out to BMW that I felt they overstated the mileage at 23 city. I use high octane gas and BMW in not so many words said it was my fault because of the way I drive. I'm not sure what the means since they never asked me how I drive. This is my 3rd BMW 3 series and I was assured the mpg was better on the newer models. My previous 2 averaged about 14-15 and that was when gas prices were $4+ a gallon. Thankfully the gas prices are lower now.
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:38 AM
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How are you determining it is only getting 14MPG?
As what others have said, did you reset the MPG on your iDrive's Vehicle Trip Computer ?
Or, have you tried calculating it manually? Next time you stop to fill up, reset the trip odometer, and when the gas pump stops do not top off the tank by pulling the pump trigger several times. Then, at the next fill up, again, when the gas pump stops do not top off the tank by pulling the pump trigger several times. Look at the total miles on the trip odometer and divide that by the total number gallons you put in and you'll see if your MPG estimate is around 14 MPG as you suspect.
You don't have to wait till the tank is nearly empty do this calculation.
Just fill up the tank, reset the odo, and when the fuel needle is at around the ½ or ¾ mark, fill up again and do the math.
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Kathleen; not sure you noticed but you replied to a 4-year old thread.

Nevertheless, the mileage figures that the EPA mandates manufacturers publish are almost a complete fantasy; they even acknowledge that fact. The tests they use are almost 50 years old, they apply at least two "corrections" to the results of those tests to come up the the published numbers. Not to mention the fact that their definition of "city" and the consumers (you) are radically different.

19 is good. You bought an expensive and powerful car, there is a penalty for that when it comes to MPG.
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